Friday, August 08, 2008

Pedestrian Refuge on MLK Opens

Yesterday construction crews opened up the new pedestrian refuge on MLK Drive at the soon to be finished switcback at the Spring Garden Bridge adjacent to the Art Museum. Next month the Streets Department will be painting a crosswalk and a Yield to Pedestrian portable sign at the refuge.

As those who travel here know this can be a very tricky crossing. Even with the refuge in place excessive vehicle speed and limited sight distance will still make this crossing a challenge. The Bicycle Coalition would like to see additional traffic calming measures here such a soft rumble strips (strips of raised paint).