Ryan

Rank: Municipal Avenger Civic Points: 730
  • 3210 Hillsborough Street Raleigh, North Carolina - Wade

    My concern is about the section of the street just west of the last roundabout (intersection of Rosemary, Hillsborough, and Shepard), near Reader’s Corner and Subconscious. Here is my question: Is there any way to install traffic calming to the west of this roundabout?

    First, cars often blast out of the roundabout, jamming down on the gas pedal with gusto, creating a huge noise, especially for cars with loud exhausts or big trucks. Drivers who are frustrated by the fabulous multi-modal infrastructure that spans much of the Street are often eager to floor it out of the last roundabout. In addition to the loud noise, there are a number of safety concerns. Second, there is the pedestrian crossing on the west side of the roundabout, and cars often come close to plowing through pedestrians far too many times. Third, this is where the bike lanes end, and so bikes and cars are not competing for space. Fourth, with future developments happening further west down Hillsborough St., towards Meredith College, it seems smart to start thinking about extending the improvements toward that area, in the hopes of attracting future residents who would appreciate the type of multi-modal, pedestrian/bike friendly infrastructure that we see on the rest of the St.

    I will leave it to the professionals to decide what is the best form of traffic calming in this area, though I not-so-secretly hope that the wonderful infrastructure that runs to the east of this roundabout might be extended as far as possible down Hillsborough St.

  • 110 Dixie Trail Raleigh, North Carolina - Wade
    There is no "No Parking" sign at this bus stop, which allows cars to park here. Almost all other bus stops (including the stop directly across the street) have a zone where cars cannot park so that buses can stop to safely pick people up. At this bus stop, however, cars park right at the bus stop, which forces a rider to rush out into the middle of the road, wavering his/her hands trying to get the bus driver to stop because the bus driver cannot see the person. In short, private property (cars) are taking up public space (roads) and thus endangering the lives who are trying to take the bus, which thereby discourages people from using this stop and encourages people to put their cars wherever they want.
  • 116 Faircloth Street Raleigh, North Carolina - Wade
    Cars regularly park in the bike lane along Faircloth (from Hillsborough to Wade), which force bikers to enter a fast-moving car lane. These cars should be ticketed and forced to respect the bike lane.
  • 108-198 Dixie Trl Raleigh, NC, 27607, USA - Wade
    There is no "No Parking" sign at this bus stop, which allows cars to park here. Almost all other bus stops (including the stop directly across the street) have a zone where cars cannot park so that buses can stop to safely pick people up. At this bus stop, however, cars park right at the bus stop, which forces a rider to rush out into the middle of the road, wavering his/her hands trying to get the bus driver to stop because the bus driver cannot see the person. In short, private property (cars) are taking up public space (roads) and thus endangering the lives who are trying to take the bus, which thereby discourages people from using this stop and encourages people to put their cars wherever they want.
  • 3201 Clark Avenue Raleigh, North Carolina - Wade
    This intersection needs a four-way stop sign because it is unsafe for humans not in cars (pedestrians and bicyclists). Cars speed around this corner and come close to hitting people all the time. Plus, this is near a church, a school, and a Boy Scouts meeting place, as well as a quiet residential place where people are often walking around. A four-way stop sign would force cars to slow down and recognize that they are putting people's lives, especially children who play and live around here, when they fly by.