By providing a safer way to cross our high traffic streets we can reduce major accidents in our roads.
Here is some information that I received from the City Traffic Engineer:
Thank you for your response concerning pedestrian signals within the City of Fayetteville. As you may be aware, the NC Department of Transportation maintains and operates the majority of high volume roadways around the City. We work closely with NCDOT to determine any revisions to their roadways or traffic signals that may be necessary. Currently, this coordination has resulted in several safety related projects around the City that include, not only pedestrian crossing signals, but other pedestrian accommodations such as sidewalks and handicap ramps. Several of these projects are in various stages of design and construction but are along routes including Legion Drive, Camden Road, Owen Drive, Grove Street, Eastern Boulevard, Cliffdale Road, Morganton Road, Reilly Road, Hope Mills Road, Glensford Drive, Ramsey Street, Murchison Road, Country Club Drive, Raeford Road and Bragg Boulevard. In addition, the City has projects on Hay Street, Person Street, Cedar Creek Road, Rosehill Road and will be partnering with NCDOT to complete one on McPherson Church Road. Also, the City is completing the Cape Fear River and Freedom Multi-Use trail projects.
The City and NCDOT will continue to pursue projects to upgrade and install pedestrian facilities around our City. Again, thank you for your concern for the safety of pedestrians in our area. If you have any further questions, or need any additional information, please feel free to contact us.
We recently moved from New York City to Fayetteville. We don't have a car yet, we been walking to all stores. We live in Hazelhurst Dr. and to go to the closest supermarket we need to cross 401. The intersection at 401 and Cliffdale Rd. makes you feel that you might get hit by a car anytime. There is no way to cross this intersection if you don't run (Imagine when you have to carry groceries). I hope they fix this soon.
I'm hoping the projects for pedestrian crossings includes Yadkin Road, especially at Santa Fe and Bonanza Drives. Residents of Old Ponderosa and Cottonade communities weave across 5 lanes of traffic to shop and attend churches. Please keep this area in mind for pedestrian safety.
I am concerned about the fact the many school kids are walking to school along 71st School Road and there are no sidewalks, so the kids have to jump over mud puddles and walk in grassy ditches. I am also concerned about the absence of crossing signals for pedestrians up at Cliffdale and 71st School Rd., and Cliffdale and Reilley Rd. Also the FAST transit stops along Good Middling Rd. to pick up passengers and the bus stops the flow of traffic which has increased greatly over the years. Thank you for your time and consideration.
Has anyone considered pedestrian bridges on any of the 5 lane roads? GA has them everywhere and there actually pretty neat.