Author Topic: The Avenues Mall area is not very safe for pedestrians.  (Read 562 times)


marcuscnelson

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Re: The Avenues Mall area is not very safe for pedestrians.
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2019, 03:26:31 PM »
Is this surprising? The Avenues has been designed from the start as a place you drive to and park at before shopping.

The question is whether there exists demand for that to change.

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Re: The Avenues Mall area is not very safe for pedestrians.
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2019, 04:34:15 PM »
 I've seen people walk across those intersections which I think is pretty dangerous.

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Re: The Avenues Mall area is not very safe for pedestrians.
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2019, 05:09:11 PM »
None of the three intersections with traffic lights that surround the mall have walk signals.

https://www.google.com/maps/@30.1852571,-81.5517003,3a,60y,257.1h,92.47t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sW1P9wqaI-UCYCCbs9AUQ_Q!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

https://www.google.com/maps/@30.1787314,-81.5521225,3a,60y,33.31h,86.7t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sH0bCLKvVrUviWJjsaexGiA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

https://www.google.com/maps/@30.1820686,-81.5553227,3a,60y,53.44h,92.13t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sXuMIj_NxGMDFztBUnPPXDg!2e0!7i16384!8i8192

Lol - my wife suggested I could walk to the Avenues Malls from the new house.  I thought, "Are you crazy?  I would be dead in a week."

The total lack of concern for pedestrians is appalling. Last week I watched a little elementary school kid trying to carry his bike across a crosswalk because the City didn't put a curb cut in at the end of the sidewalk, and then then they didn't even pave from the crosswalk to adjacent sidewalk.  Total failure.  It is at the corner of Old Kings Road and Rathbone.

But hey, in over a mile of street it is the only crosswalk so we got that going for us.

« Last Edit: March 14, 2019, 05:20:35 PM by Kerry »
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Re: The Avenues Mall area is not very safe for pedestrians.
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2019, 09:37:59 PM »
Is this surprising? The Avenues has been designed from the start as a place you drive to and park at before shopping.

The question is whether there exists demand for that to change.

It is a little surprising....our office was across the street from the mall and we expected FDOT to install ped infrastructure at the signals while resurfacing Southside and Philips...that is common practice now.

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Re: The Avenues Mall area is not very safe for pedestrians.
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2019, 11:28:25 AM »
Sad but true. 

My pet peave is going out into suburbia and seeing those boxes with the graphics reminding the pedestrians to use the crosswalks.   If there's enough pedestrians around to justify the expense of that messaging, there are enough to have the traffic signal always cycle for pedestrians.