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Jacksonville's High Frequency Crash Sites
« on: August 27, 2013, 03:02:08 AM »
Jacksonville's High Frequency Crash Sites



It may be a part of one's due diligence to be less concerned about the potential for crime in a neighborhood and more concerned about the likelihood of being involved in a car accident.  


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Re: Jacksonville's High Frequency Crash Sites
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2013, 07:03:55 AM »
How about red light cameras, in all locations for every approach  Too many stupid drivers not paying attention.

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Re: Jacksonville's High Frequency Crash Sites
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2013, 07:38:10 AM »
This list pretty much tells me if you want to reduce your chances of being involved in an automobile crash, avoid certain areas of town....
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Re: Jacksonville's High Frequency Crash Sites
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2013, 08:04:57 AM »
The busiest roads/intersections in the city also have the most accidents?

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Re: Jacksonville's High Frequency Crash Sites
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2013, 08:11:41 AM »
I'd be interested to see number of crashes as a percentage of traffic volume.

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Re: Jacksonville's High Frequency Crash Sites
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2013, 08:54:43 AM »
I wonder if these fancy new state-of-the-art intersections like Beach and Southside or Beach and Hodges actually improved safety?

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Re: Jacksonville's High Frequency Crash Sites
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2013, 09:00:26 AM »
It will take a couple years to tell if they've improved safety - time to get the experience and time to analyze the crash data before it is released.  I have the same question about the Red Light Camera intersections.

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Re: Jacksonville's High Frequency Crash Sites
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2013, 09:05:02 AM »
Maybe safer for cars, not pedestrians or bicyclists.

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« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2013, 09:07:48 AM »
The state measures intersection and arterial crash data against statewide averages for similar facilities.  The result produced is known as a crash rate.  This allows for normalization of high volume roadways with similar roads that carry far fewer vehicles.  It may be a more useful statistic (albeit harder to ascertain) than just the # of crashes.

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Re: Jacksonville's High Frequency Crash Sites
« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2013, 09:18:27 AM »
Hate to be this guy, but Collins is north of Youngerman Cir. 

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Re: Jacksonville's High Frequency Crash Sites
« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2013, 09:20:56 AM »
A few months ago, I worked on a corridor study for SR 434 near UCF in Orlando. SR 434 is comparable in width to Southside, Beach, and Atlantic. As a pedestrian, you're forced to cross intersections with as many as 9 to 10 (12' wide) auto lanes with traffic movements coming in all directions.  If you're a cyclist, your bicycle lane ends up in the middle of cars shifting into turn lanes at major intersections.

Unfortunately, the way many of these intersections are designed, pedestrians get the illusion that it is safer to jaywalk than cross at these signalized intersections.   I know I feel that way.  Despite the speed of cars, sometimes you get the impression that it's easier to dart across three lanes instead of crossing 10 at one time. Field work observations of students darting across road medians and bike riders using the sidewalks instead of bike lanes also indicate this.  We have a real problem on our hands but it won't improve for all modes until we start treating all modes equal priority during the planning process.
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Re: Jacksonville's High Frequency Crash Sites
« Reply #11 on: August 27, 2013, 09:33:39 AM »
Hate to be this guy, but Collins is north of Youngerman Cir. 

Ah, yes. It's fixed. Thanks!

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Re: Jacksonville's High Frequency Crash Sites
« Reply #12 on: August 27, 2013, 09:43:46 AM »
The busiest roads/intersections in the city also have the most accidents?



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Re: Jacksonville's High Frequency Crash Sites
« Reply #13 on: August 27, 2013, 09:47:19 AM »
How did we end up with a bike path along Kernan instead of the typical bike lane?

If I had to bike along Beach Blvd I would definitely use the sidewalk instead of the bike lane.

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Re: Jacksonville's High Frequency Crash Sites
« Reply #14 on: August 27, 2013, 09:52:14 AM »
Both Orlando:


and Tampa:


have crossings for pedestrians (I'm sure miami does too, I'm just not as familiar with that area). Are we the only one in the state without such a thing? We spend the money to build a fence on the expressway instead to discourage pedestrians crossing  :-\
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