Published December 13, 2019
Are there plans to expand a safe path for pedestrians/bicycles on Portal Way between Cruisin Coffee, between the roundabouts, under the overpass and up to the Shell gas station area?
I recently had to walk that route, at night, and it seemed unnecessarily dangerous. There’s not much lighting under the overpass. As a pedestrian, you’re limited to hugging the shoulder/walking on the grass. Once you reach the roundabout, there’s not a very clear path for pedestrians to take, and you’re left hoping to make very clear eye contact with the oncoming drivers and hoping no jerks blow through it. It also seems pretty hazardous for people biking, with no clear bike lane or markings on the road.
I don’t know if this is in any improvement plans already in the works. If not (it should be), in the interim, something like adding brighter stripes to the shoulder may help at least increase visibility.
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