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Complete Streets  Mobility Plans

The plans for traffic calming and creating bike lanes on Brockton Avenue has generated a great conversation on what is our transportation  - mobility plans for the downtown neighborhoods and throughout Riverside.  DANA will be monitoring and engaging in this conversation.  What are your thoughts, comments....

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Comment by Dana Outreach Committee on March 22, 2013 at 6:21pm

WHY BROCKTON  WHY NOW.... ?

Some significant questions on this project.....

1.   Traffic calming measures were taken on Redwood Avenue and Pine Streets

      (converting to one way streets) with the intent of moving traffic to Brockton

2.   Central Middle School property line on Brockton has NO sidewalk...

      There is also a  BIG stretch of Brockton homes who have no sidewalks

      (Rice to Bandini) on the east side of the street

3.    Brockton and Magnolia are two major North South traffic corridors

       The projects on Wells and Watkins are primarily residential streets

       (take a "google map Watkins Ave street view drive .Mt Vernon to Spruce)

4.    The City Council Report on March 12  indicated that the City was

       AWARDED the $420K grant on October 23, 2012 and was

       processing the State agreement in order to receive the funding

Comment by Dana Outreach Committee on March 22, 2013 at 6:35pm

I vote No.  We don’t need more congestion on Brockton.

Comment by Dana Outreach Committee on March 22, 2013 at 6:36pm
Brockton is already so busy that for safety sake I say " no thank you".  
Also I don't think it will be safe for the bike riders. 
With all the underpass construction going on , it makes Brockton awful as a 4 lane road. 
Thank you
Comment by Dana Outreach Committee on March 22, 2013 at 6:37pm

Thanks for an opportunity to weigh in on this important issue.  We have already reduced Redwood (a former connector street) to a two-lane street.  The intent was to divert traffic to Brockton and Market, the two remaining  connector streets.  Now we are trying to divert major vehicular traffic to Market Street ONLY.  We are a large city (over 300,000 residents) but stuck in a small city mentality.  It's insane!

Comment by Dana Outreach Committee on March 22, 2013 at 6:52pm

All I can say is wow.  I really felt like it was a "us vs them" (bikers vs cars) type of meeting. That was disappointing.  I live in Fairmount Park but travel on Brockton Ave

2-4 times a day.  I previously use to take Palm Ave but after they tried to close that street off to non residents I started using Brockton Ave as per the City's request (continued)

Comment by Dana Outreach Committee on March 22, 2013 at 6:53pm

Their specific comment was: "Brockton is meant to handle the overflow traffic from Magnolia and was set up as a major though fare for the downtown residents. "

I also attended the meetings when they first decided to add a bike lane to  Magnolia.  I was against it because of the traffic making the ride unsafe.  So now we have a unused bike lane. (continued)

Comment by Dana Outreach Committee on March 22, 2013 at 6:53pm

Now they are trying to move it to Brockton.  I feel that there are some wonderful ideas proposed that would make Brockton safer. 

However, I don't think it is a good idea to slow the traffic down to 1 lane  on Brockton.  The studies that were done only show the current traffic flow (continued)

Comment by Dana Outreach Committee on March 22, 2013 at 6:54pm

 I feel they should think ahead to the fact that the Riv Comm Hosp is expanding, the new park will have crowds arriving at certain times  ,  and the fact that the schools and businesses need to be accessed in a timely fashion. 

I feel that Brockton is our main route to the central area of Riverside. Especially with the freeway construction.  I am disappointed that we are AGAIN being pushed to use a different route.(continued)

Comment by Dana Outreach Committee on March 22, 2013 at 6:55pm

I was unhappy with the presentation which I felt did not give the negative impact these changes will make. 

I feel that a study based on the time of day the usage takes place would help create a better understanding of the peak times the street is used.  

I feel that the surrounding streets will suffer.  This having to travel greater distances along different routes due to traffic  is certainly not a "green", friendly idea. It will result in back tracking. (continued)

Comment by Dana Outreach Committee on March 22, 2013 at 6:56pm

I also feel that Brockton has other problems that will not be solved with these new ideas.  There are only crosswalks at the lights.  Too many people cross in the middle of a block to be safe.  (Especially kids,walkers,  bikers and skateboarders).  I feel that  this will cause problems with the traffic flow. 

I think moving the bike lane to Palm Ave is the better solution.

Thank you for this opportunity to voice my opinion.

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