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Archive for Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Eudora pedestrian safety group to focus on K-10 bridge

September 14, 2010

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Next month, the Eudora Pedestrian Safety Committee will meet to discuss short-term solutions for having foot and bike traffic safely cross Kansas Highway 10.

The meeting was originally planned for Thursday but scheduling conflicts have pushed the meeting back to 7 p.m. Oct. 21 at Eudora City Hall, 4 E. Seventh St.

With the potential for funding of a separate pedestrian bridge still years away, the committee is looking at alternatives to accommodating pedestrians who want to cross K-10 using the Church Street bridge.

The bridge connects the middle school, high school and football stadium to the majority of the city’s homes.

As early as next year, the pedestrian safety committee would like to see concrete barriers go up along the Church Street bridge to allow a safe place for walkers and bikers.

Those plans will be discussed at the October meeting.

Comments

cabella 4 years, 3 months ago

I would agree with this 100%. Hope it goes through.

Bobo Fleming 4 years, 3 months ago

It seems like a good idea until you think about it. Its a two lane bridge with k-10 traffic coming onto it and going off of it. The barriers arent going to do much to change that so people will be walking along the barrier part until they get to the ramps and then no barriers. Need a pedestrian bridge and maybe some of that obamanation money thats going to fund studies in Africa can be used here in Eudora.

1234 4 years, 3 months ago

I agree, good idea. But whats the difference in the safety of the walker/bikers before and after the bridge.... seems pointless to just do something on the bridge.

hurricaneditka 4 years, 3 months ago

This is a classic example of failed local leadership and lack of coordination between multiple jurisdictions. Building two educational facilities and an athletic facility on the south side of K-10, being fully aware most residences are north of K-10 AND no sidewalks or crossovers were part of the equation, is very short sighted. Where was this "pedestrian safety committee" several years ago when the location of the schools and stadium was determined? Maybe it didn't exist, but nonetheless, I'm sure they cannot wait to find short-term solutions for their own near-sightedness. Let's add some breadth and depth to our thinking and decision making.

average 4 years, 3 months ago

I'm not a safety engineer. But, the bridge itself seems fine. Paved wide shoulder. If it were swept of debris regularly, that'd be keen. Add some barriers if it seems fitting, but that would make the pedestrian/bike walk get swept even less often. And possibly reduce visibility for exiting K-10 traffic.

If the rest of Church Street looked like the bridge, there wouldn't be a problem. The problem is that the road on both sides has neither paved shoulders nor an adjoining path.

Jeff Cuttell 4 years, 3 months ago

Wondering if this story will be appearing on www.eudoranews.com . I'd like to read any comments from Eudora citizens on there about it. There is nothing at this point.

lynchburgsbest 4 years, 3 months ago

LJW screenames dont work on www.basehorinfo.com either and it is owned by the same people

skybound 4 years, 3 months ago

Hope they make it wide enough for all the four wheelers that drive on the streets and sidewalks all around Eudora! I was walking the other night on the sidewalk and a man on a four wheeler with about a 4 yr. Old child was going full speed and didn't even budge! I had to go off the sidewalk into the grass or he would have run me over and maybe killed the child riding with him. This happens on a daily basis and NO ONE SEEMS TO CARE!!! so make them wide!

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