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New Sidewalks For Philips Highway
« on: October 29, 2014, 12:00:01 AM »
New Sidewalks For Philips Highway



Philips Highway, a Southside roadway traditionally known for being dangerous to pedestrians and cyclist, is in the process of getting new sidewalks and bike lanes.

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Re: New Sidewalks For Philips Highway
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2014, 09:26:36 AM »
Awesome!  This must be the first step towards a light rail line down the center of Philips...  8)
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Re: New Sidewalks For Philips Highway
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2014, 04:14:12 PM »
I too agree that these are much needed improvements. At the same time, I wish FDOT had a different approach to bike safety.  This could have been an opportunity to separate the bike lanes from the car lanes. The speed limit through most of this stretch is 45 mph, with most people going at least 50. Having a sidewalk double in width could have allowed for both bikes and pedestrians to safely share space, rather than putting the bike lane next to cars and semis speeding by. Phillips has a good deal of industrial and commercial traffic. I just don't think people feel safe with big trucks driving next to them.

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Re: New Sidewalks For Philips Highway
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2014, 05:23:18 PM »
I just thought it would be safer for the women of the night...well heck even during the day.

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Re: New Sidewalks For Philips Highway
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2014, 10:56:08 AM »
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Re: New Sidewalks For Philips Highway
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2014, 11:14:40 AM »
This is much needed. You see people walking around down there all the time, and it's just going to become more as the development continues. And traffic is just going to keep getting more intense.
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Re: New Sidewalks For Philips Highway
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2014, 07:53:44 PM »
I just thought it would be safer for the women of the night...well heck even during the day.

Dang beat me to it!