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Saturday, June 11, 2016

Managing traffic on McDonald Street

There is a petition formed by neighbors regarding traffic on McDonald Street (32 Avenue), specifically where it meets Day Avenue, I could suggest so many intersections on McDonald including Oak and Shipping where traffic merging is a problem.

The speed limit is 30 mph, but there is only one sign from US1 to Grand Avenue that says that. I myself, thought it was was 40 mph, until I received a speeding ticket telling me it isn't.

The petition asks for:
- A meeting with CIPT to discuss traffic mitigation at this intersection and confirm next steps.
- Official documentation re: the approvals of both the speed table and the traffic circle, as well as information on the projects approval process and associated time frames for completion.
- Alternative traffic mitigation approvals, e.g. a stop sign at Margaret, for the speed table should the physical and geometric requirements not be met for the Day Ave / Indiana Ave intersection due to the preponderance of driveways.

I am against another traffic circle, people can't figure out the Peanut on 27th Avenue and that's not really a circle so I should be easier to navigate, but it's not. McDonald Street is a main thoroughfare and traffic should not be hampered, although it should be contained to the speed limit.

The simplest solution might be to put up more 30 mph signs so people know and give more speeding tickets so people know. Also, hedges are quite high in some areas and you can barely see oncoming traffic at some intersections. Maybe those can be cut down to decent height.

Other than that, I am not in favor of messing with the traffic flow. If you are, here is the petition.

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Blogger Rachel Markel said...

Day and McDonald are a public health risk! NO ONE will adhere to posted signs indicating 30mph. I live on Day and many,many speed by like it's I95. With so many families with small children and those walking dogs Day and McDonald crossing g this Street is a daily problem with way too many accidents. Do something more proactive before a death occurs. I walk that area twice a day to take my son to school it is very dangerous!

June 11, 2016 2:28 PM  
Blogger William Allen Bonner said...

Traffic on 32nd is extremely dangerous. There are too few crosswalks, only sporadic sidewalks, terrible visibility, and tons of people who use Oak and Day as back roads to avoid US 1, and who drive much to fast in an area with so much pedestrian traffic. I'm 100% in favor of the petition.

June 11, 2016 3:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BTW if there is no speed limit posted, that means it is 30 mph.

June 11, 2016 3:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Peanut is a nightmare. People heading north or south do NOT know to yield, then they stop in the middle of the flow of traffic to let people in who are yielding, or they stop intentionally so someone will hit them from behind and then they can sue. I know prople this has happened to and they had to pay the person a lot of money, in the thousands. Also if you are heading north from the Grove on Tigertail, and people are coming south on 27th, the road (27th) curves to the right toward Tigertail, so it looks like that traffic is going to the right when in fact many are still heading toward Bayshore, so to yield there, it is very difficult to know when it's safe to go. As for McDonald I agree with more signage, tickets and trimming hedges, also more sidewalks.

June 11, 2016 4:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In Florida you cannot now cause an accident, claim injury & get a fat check, MRI's cured that because no injury, no payment. The comments refer to a mentality that is the same the same mentalities on every road just about every community on Planet Earth. If folks in general grew up to be people who cared about other people our Grove McDonald would be more friendly, until then drive defensively.

June 11, 2016 4:55 PM  

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