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Crash Types Avoided with Standard Road Conversions

Graphic Friday

Adapted from a San Diego’s DOT Slide

* The Complete Streets Coalition forming through the Grand Vision held a public primer on road conversions this past Tuesday. Resources requested out of that presentation will be hosted at the coalition’s webpage. Local streets discussed at the meeting were Garfield Ave. (a prime candidate for a road conversion) and TC’s 4-lane section of 8th Street between Woodmere Ave. and Lake St. (a candidate with challenges). 

  1. matt
    September 23, 2011 at 9:31 am

    I think there should also be a graphic describing what happens on the parkway over by the Blue Goat. A car is eastbound waiting to turn left on to Peninsula drive by the Blue Goat, and behind that car is a car that quickly darts into the right lane. Meanwhile, a car is traveling behind the car that darts right and doesn’t have time to stop and hits the car waiting to turn left, which it can’t see. (wow, that’d be much easier with a graphic).

  2. September 23, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    What you have there is a more complex version of the first crash, the rear end. It can be diagramed though…if I understand correctly…How’s this?

    RoadConversion

  3. matt
    September 23, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    Thanks! Basically, that second blue car rams into the red car at a very high rate of speed. This happened to me several years ago at the intersection. Now I refuse to turn left there and go up to the light at garfield.

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