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tufsu1

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Re: Closer to Hart Bridge ramps coming down
« Reply #15 on: January 20, 2020, 06:44:39 PM »
^ plans have changed since those that are shown (from April 2019). From what I understand, there are no regular traffic signals - only two corssing signals that are pedestrian activated.

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Re: Closer to Hart Bridge ramps coming down
« Reply #16 on: January 20, 2020, 07:09:34 PM »
Besides the current location, where is the other ped crossing?
Seems that removing the signals on the east end will cause traffic and safety problems, especially on event days.

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Re: Closer to Hart Bridge ramps coming down
« Reply #17 on: January 20, 2020, 07:35:35 PM »
Pedestrian activated signals on a high speed roadway are a death trap. Did they not just see what happened on SR A1A in Brevard County over the holidays?

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The Sunday crosswalk crash has ignited social media criticism of the Florida Department of Transportation's new SR A1A mid-block crosswalks, where pedestrians push buttons to activate flashing yellow warning lights.

The girl was struck at 5:37 p.m. Sunday by a northbound vehicle near Ellwood Avenue, Satellite Beach police reported in a press release. Mark Nelson said his daughter pressed the button and activated the lights, waited for several cars to pass, then stepped into the crosswalk during a "long gap" before the next car. But the oncoming vehicle did not stop and struck her, he said

https://www.floridatoday.com/story/news/2019/12/26/satellite-beach-girl-12-dies-christmas-after-a-1-a-crosswalk-crash/2748928001/
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Re: Closer to Hart Bridge ramps coming down
« Reply #18 on: January 26, 2020, 01:21:27 PM »

Speed probably wasn't the issue.   According to FDOT & others data, that crosswalk is in the middle of a stretch of A1A that's set up like the usual STROAD and, worse, even though it's inbetween residential and the beach, goes for nearly 3 miles without a traffic light.   

That is, nothing is creating breaks in the traffic for pedestrians.   Throwing a ped crossing light at it helps but isn't the same. 

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Re: Closer to Hart Bridge ramps coming down
« Reply #19 on: January 26, 2020, 08:37:02 PM »
Farah and Farah gotta love it!