Author Topic: The sidewalk on this University Blvd bridge is dangerous.  (Read 1747 times)

Megabox

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The sidewalk on this University Blvd bridge is dangerous.
« on: May 27, 2017, 06:49:56 AM »
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If a car were to swerve on the sidewalk, a pedestrian can't go anywhere to get away from it.

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Re: The sidewalk on this University Blvd bridge is dangerous.
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2017, 09:24:43 AM »
Yes, this is a situation with most bridges throughout the state, that actually have sidewalks. This particular bridge was built in the early 1980s. Today's design standards are significantly different.
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remc86007

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Re: The sidewalk on this University Blvd bridge is dangerous.
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2017, 09:31:54 AM »
Gotta love those medians too...just large enough to make sure that any vehicle that crosses it is airborne and completely out of control when it enters the oncoming traffic.

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Re: The sidewalk on this University Blvd bridge is dangerous.
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2017, 11:59:05 AM »
I've ridden my bike up and down that sidewalk many a time. There is a distinct fear on the descent that you are only feet away from traffic at any given time. Not to mention the quick downhill ride on either side abruptly ends at a major intersection. Just another example of shockingly poor pedestrian infrastructure in Jacksonville.

Megabox

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Re: The sidewalk on this University Blvd bridge is dangerous.
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2017, 11:58:06 AM »
I've walked across that bridge one time. I was nervous the whole time in doing so. Don't want to do it again.

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Re: The sidewalk on this University Blvd bridge is dangerous.
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2017, 10:48:32 PM »
Englewood area hood rat here - that's why we just walked under the bridge :D it feels very "sunny in philly" under there. remember parking there too, when masquerades was a thing. Also remember before it was built and having to wait on that train when my parents were driving my older brothers to schooll. felt like forever.

It's not like that section of university was ever glamorous , but now that stretch in-between 95 and the bridge just looks so blah. Depressing.

Megabox

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Re: The sidewalk on this University Blvd bridge is dangerous.
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2018, 07:22:53 PM »
The sidewalk on the Baymeadows Rd bridge is better. There is a barrier between the road and the sidewalk.

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