Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Pedestrian Safety (unscientific) Poll Results

Two months ago, this site polled residents on pedestrian safety. Given the size of the city, 27 respondents isn’t statistically significant, but here are the results nonetheless:
  • 25% said “Yes, there is plenty of sidewalk and safe crossings"
  • 33% said “No, too many fast cars”
  • 7%   said “Yes, but more lighting is needed”
  • 22% said “Pedestrian facilities are inadequate”
  • 11% of respondents said that “They don’t walk much through the City”
The City of Laurel regularly addresses the issues listed in this poll through periodic lighting surveys, new sidewalk, speed surveys, new crosswalks, traffic calming, etc.  Since over 60% of respondents felt that pedestrian facilities were inadequate to some degree, we offer a follow-up question:  Assuming you live in the City of Laurel (see Map below), where do you feel that pedestrian facilities are inadequate?

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Sidewalk Repair around Town

Beginning at the end of November, cracked and separated sidewalk will be replaced on the following streets:
  • Berryleaf Drive
  • Summerwind Circle
  • Concord Ave
  • Scotch Drive
  • Colony Ave
  • Shannon Ave
  • Saratoga Ave
  • Plaid Drive
  • Scotch Drive
  • Haines Court
  • Killbarron/Van Dusen (ADA ramp)
  • Dorset Rd @ Scotchtown Hills Elementary (ADA ramps)

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Decorative Crosswalks on Montgomery Street

For the next few weeks, the City will be installing 9-ft wide decorative crosswalks at every intersection along Montgomery Street from 4th Street to 10th Street.  This process requires closing one side of the Montgomery at the intersection where the installation is taking place. Your patience is appreciated for this final step in the lengthy process of repairing/resurfacing Montgomery Street's roadway and sidewalks.
The newly-improved Intersection of 4th/Montgomery