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Re: Corner of Alma and Ravenswood

From: domainremoved <Kirsten>
Date: Fri, 11 Sep 2015 00:02:09 -0700

Hi Robin,

It's great to hear from you. We will probably be modifying this area I the
near future. Cheers for now. Kirsten

On Thursday, September 10, 2015, Robin Severns <rseverns_at_(domainremoved)
wrote:

> Dear Council - I still do not like the prohibition of right turns onto
> Alma Street from Ravenswood, just past the RR tracks. Too often the
> traffic backs up past the tracks due to the light at Laurel. Cars are
> sometimes caught on the tracks. This is unsafe.
> Three suggestions:
> 1. Allow right turns once again onto Alma. Alma has plenty of capacity.
> 2. Maintain 2 lanes eastbound on Ravenswood all the way to Laurel
> Street. That way the merge to one lane will happen after cars going south
> will have vacated the street.
> 3. Re-establish the "Keep Clear" zone just west of the RR tracks so that
> any cars caught on the tracks can back off to safety. Why was the signage
> for the "Keep Clear" zone eliminated? Now no one knows to stay out and the
> zone is ineffective. (I must admit that it was widely ignored before.)
>
> Once again, I would like to be able to turn right onto Alma from
> Ravenswood to go home and to work. I don't see any good reason (including
> pedestrian safety) to disallow it. Pedestrians could be protected other
> ways.
>
> Thank you,
>
> Robin Severns
> 924 Laurel Avenue
>
Received on Fri Sep 11 2015 - 00:01:17 PDT

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