Friday, September 24, 2010

Stop Signs Could Be Replaced By Yields

There is a large STOP sign for traffic exiting the Entomology Station. The smaller stop signs on the Rec Path could be replaced with Yield signs, since the bikes, runners, and pedestrians are the higher volume of traffic, and the exiting cars have to stop before entering Spear Street turning right or left. Traffic entering the Entomology Station have good views of approaching bikes and runners on the path.

I saw a bike heading south (downhill from the left) when I was taking this photo. He pulled to his left to get a look around the corner and to be seen, slowed, and then rolled through the small stop sign when he saw that the intersection was clear. This behavior seems appropriate and would be recognized as legitimate if we put small yield signs for the path users,
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