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Tacachale

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Re: Jacksonville's High Frequency Crash Sites
« Reply #30 on: November 21, 2013, 01:18:34 PM »
^Supposedly it has increased substantially at Beach and Kernan, largely due to the new crossing and multi-use path.
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Re: Jacksonville's High Frequency Crash Sites
« Reply #31 on: November 21, 2013, 01:21:22 PM »
I could see that, going north/south, but I wonder about it going east/west on both Atlantic and Beach.
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Re: Jacksonville's High Frequency Crash Sites
« Reply #32 on: November 21, 2013, 01:41:48 PM »
Saw this on a Making Moves TV show...

Atlantic/Kernan was #1 on the report for 5-6 years in a row. Then the JTA put in the overpass, now its down to #8 with half the crashes it had per year previous. Same story at Beach/Kernan. Was #2 and now is #15.

So as unsightly as an overpass can be, it seems as if there is some safety value to them.

sure...half of the movements were removed from the intersection....could get the same result by banning left and right turns...doesn't mean we should do it.

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Re: Jacksonville's High Frequency Crash Sites
« Reply #33 on: November 21, 2013, 02:00:45 PM »
I could see that, going north/south, but I wonder about it going east/west on both Atlantic and Beach.

Crossing Kernan on foot at Beach is actually pretty easy with all the islands.  The Kernan overpass is six lanes wide, but at surface level, pedestrians cross only one or two lanes at a time.