|New details and new treatment|
for the Liberty-Commercial split
The City requested a new option for the difficult crossing just south of Alice where Commercial and Liberty form an awkward Y junction.
|City Staff requested a new treatment and analysis|
(Tier 2 Screening Assessment memo)
|A bike signal to cross Liberty southbound just south of Alice|
This acknowledges the existing and intuitive practice of many people.
|Scary, but intuitive and direct: Hide, then scamper|
City Traffic Camera, Commercial at Fairview
So this might seem a little redundant, but the intersection is complicated and big enough that it is a good candidate for redundancy and giving people more choice for different comfort levels.
I like this approach, and I'm glad to see the way existing practice is recognized and formalized rather than forbidden and redirected.
As for the design refinements, it is very pleasant to see in more detail the enhanced crosswalks and medians on Commercial. These, you may remember, are candidates in the All Roads Transportation Safety program, and if they make the final cut, we could see some actual construction on this within five years. To secure funding commitments before the study is wholly finalized would be a neat trick.
|This Safeway was too close to Roth's and Fred's|
For all notes on the Commercial-Vista Corridor Study see here.