Posts tagged Crosswalks

Safety Committee April Meeting

The Safety Committee will meet Monday evening, April 22 at 6:30 pm in Council Chambers at Village Hall.

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Safety Committee February Meeting

The Safety Committee will meet Monday evening, February 26 at 6:30 pm in Council Chambers at Village Hall.

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Safety Committee November Meeting

We had a full house at the Safety Committee meeting last night. It was great to see so many interested folks come out to share their experiences and thoughts about walking, rolling, and driving through our downtown. I was relieved to see that the energy in the room was very positive, and lots of great ideas were discussed.

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Yesterday’s Crash at East Orange, North, and Mill Streets

I’d been working on a follow-up post to my analysis of the intersection at Orange north and Mill Street. I stopped to watch traffic a few times and take video of some of what I’ve seen since July, when the village made some changes. The conclusion I reached so far is that – while cutting back the overgrowth at the northeast corner has improved visibility for drivers and walkers – driver behavior has not really changed for the better. Many drivers are still speeding through this area, not using turn signals, not stopping at the sign, and rolling straight into the crosswalk. All four of these videos were during a five-minute period around lunch time. Only one driver came to a complete stop, and from what I’ve seen I believe it only gets worse during rush periods.

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Safety Committee August Meeting

The Safety Committee met Monday evening, August 28 at 6:45 pm in Council Chambers at Village Hall. The meeting began with attendance being taken, and a discussion was held regarding proposed safety improvements to South Main Street. The police department presented a map outlining areas with line of sight issues and recommended certain parking restrictions from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Crosswalk Safety Interview with Sue Reid

On Aug 9, 2023, at 4:39 PM, Sue Reid wrote:

Hi Brian: If you can answer the following by mid to end of day this Friday, that would be wonderful.

  1. In recent history, what has been your committee’s area of focus when it comes to crosswalk safety specifically? How high is it on your priorities?
  2. What changes/recommendations have your committee made that have increased safety measures at crosswalks?
  3. What do you see as challenges in this area?
  4. In light of Monday’s accident, what may your committee look into moving forward that may serve to mitigate these types of incidences? Will you put a greater emphasis on a certain area downtown?
  5. How does Monday’s accident illustrate the issues facing your committee (i.e. balancing a walkable community with safety).
  6. Are there specific crosswalks in town that carry a greater danger than others in your committee’s view?

Thank you Brian

Sue Reid CVT

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Safety Committee July Meeting

The Safety Committee met Monday night. Members Erinn Grube, Don Gutierrez, and I were in attendance along with village CAO Rob Jamieson, Police Department Lt. Jason Weiskopf, and Council President Angie DeBernardo.

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Safety Committee June Meeting

Village Council met Monday evening, June 12 at 6:45 pm in Council Chambers at Village Hall. I’m still working on a recap.

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An Analysis of the Intersection of East Orange, North, and Mill Streets

A top down view of the intersection

This is the intersection of East Orange, North, and Mill Streets in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. The speed limit on all three streets is 25 mph. There is a single crosswalk on Mill Street connecting the eastern sidewalk on North Street to the south (and only) sidewalk on Mill Street. This sidewalk flows uninterrupted to the southern sidewalk on East Orange Street. Within 500 feet of this intersection you’ll find a library, a church, a preschool, a village park, a walking trail, an arboretum, the Chagrin River, and about a dozen residences. We are reviewing this intersection in response to residents’ concerns regarding the safety of the pedestrian crosswalk and the intersection in general. We also anticipate increased vehicle traffic at this intersection during the pending Main Street bridge construction.

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