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RE: Corner of Alma and Ravenswood

From: Mueller, Raymond <"Mueller,>
Date: Fri, 11 Sep 2015 06:01:44 -0700

Hi Robin:

The barriers prohibiting a right turn in Alma from Ravenswood will be removed next week. For more information, this is a link to story in the Almanac.
Thank you for your email.

With best regards,
From: Robin Severns [rseverns_at_(domainremoved)
Sent: Thursday, September 10, 2015 9:59 PM
Subject: Corner of Alma and Ravenswood

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 - 06:02:33 PDT

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