[tabi] Re: FDOT To Promote Pedestrian Safety On Monroe Street

  • From: "Chip Orange" <Corange@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2014 09:36:54 -0400

Finally, pedestrians are getting a shot at crossing the road safely,
rather than motorists getting a shot at pedestrians for once!

 

 

 

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Subject: [tabi] FDOT To Promote Pedestrian Safety On Monroe Street

 

FDOT To Promote Pedestrian Safety On Monroe Street
Posted: Wed 9:50 AM, Apr 09, 2014
By: Florida Department of Transportation
News Release: Florida Department of Transportation
Chipley - The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District Three
and FDOT
State Safety Office in cooperation with the Department of Economic
Opportunity (DEO)
are joining forces to promote "Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow" Thursday,
April 10 from
7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. (EDT). Safety team members, local agencies, law
enforcement
and volunteers will be providing education materials to roadway users
during safe
stops at the Monroe Street intersections at Gaines Street and Madison
Street and
the area between.
The effort is to educate and bring awareness to motorists, pedestrians
and bicyclists
of the importance of using designated crosswalks to cross on Monroe
Street and each
roadway user's responsibility - whether driving, walking or biking.
FDOT will also implement pedestrian safety measures at the Monroe Street
intersections
at Gaines Street and Madison Street beginning the evening of Thursday,
April 10.
At the intersection of Monroe and Gaines streets, all left turn
movements will only
be allowed during the "green arrow" display. The change is projected to
be much safer
for the large number of pedestrians that traverse this intersection on a
daily basis,
as left-turning motorists will no longer be permitted to cross the path
of pedestrians
utilizing the crosswalk.
An "exclusive pedestrian" mode of operation will be implemented at
Madison and Monroe
streets. All vehicle movements in all directions across the intersection
will be
stopped at a red light allowing pedestrians to cross in all designated
directions.
In addition, signs indicating "No Right Turn on Red" will be displayed
to eastbound
motorists on Madison Street from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. to further reduce the
potential
for pedestrian/vehicle crashes.
All activities are weather dependent and may be delayed or re-scheduled
in the event
of inclement weather.
For more FDOT District Three information follow us on twitter
@myfdot_nwfl.

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