Does anyone know the how to go about trying to get a new stop sign put in? I watched today while a 5 year old cross 27th Ave and be missed by near inches by a huge pick up truck. The girl did everything right and did not just run out into the street, she was crossing, and out of know where a huge truck comes flying north up 27th, unfortunately an occurrence that happens all day, he would have had time to see her had he not been going so fast, he finally saw her at the last minute and had to swerve to avoid her. Frightening!!!! On 27th people fly north and south to get to, or from 35th, because of the Hiawatha entrance/exit. Oh and don't think that him almost hitting a child slowed him down at all, he continued to fly up 27th. There are a lot of young kids living on and around 27th, something has got to change, or a child will probably not be so lucky next time. I would like to see either a four way stop, or to change the stop sign to 27th rather than on 37th st. I dream would be a dead end at our block, even though it would inconvenience me like crazy, I WANT MY CHILDREN ALIVE!!!! Any suggestions would be great, thanks Sarah
New Stop sign
I'm not sure of the exact process, but when I had an issue with a stop sign at 21st Ave and 43rd St, I worked through 311. I was told that Public Works would monitor the situation and see if a change was needed. I was assigned a case number to follow-up with the city, but since it was only a need to move the stop sign out of the way of a large tree, the fix was quick and no follow-up or further discussion was needed. For you, from what I remember from my initial conversation with 311, I believe a traffic study might be needed, and they have to take into account where the other stop signs are located int he neighborhood etc. That's what they told me at least, even for my little change. Anywho, start with 311 and open a ticket.
As I live right at that intersection I would happily support a 4-way stop or swap of the sign from 37th to 27th. It seems like the intersections in the area are set up so that the stop sign alternates which street its on every other block, but I'm guessing that was before the light-rail came in and the stop at 35th Street on Hiawatha got so long? Though a stop sign change might not do as much as we'd hope, as I've seen the shortcut drivers blow through the stop sign at 27th Ave. and 36th Street more than once. Its the only time I've seen someone clearly see the stop sign, due to their slowing from 45 mph down to 35 mph, but have such blatant disregard for it. Scary!
Sarah, Maybe the solution is not just a stop sign but perhaps a speed bump/hump...whatever you want to call them. I "googled" and saw that there has been a discussion about temporary alley ones on the forum (the Minneapolis issues thread). I noticed that Minnehaha Parkway has a radar/speed meter after you cross over the bridge spanning Hiawatha. Perhaps the city would be amenable to something like that? Sorry to hear you're on a racetrack, Odia
Hi all- The first step is to request a traffic study from City of Minneapolis Traffic Engineering. Once the results of those are analyzed, traffic engineers can give recommendations. The speed wagon (speed meter) is scheduled on a rotating basis and per request. You can request the speed wagon for your street by calling 311. There are two types of speed humps. Alley and street. The city no longer has any alley speed bumps (temporary, must be removed for snow plowing Nov. - April) in its inventory. Street speed humps are the asphalt humps you see in streets. There are specific eligibility requirement for these on our streets. In addition, a petition must be signed by 75% of residents on the block and the cost must be paid for by the property owners. They can potentially be assessed to property taxes but all neighbors must sign a separate petition agreeing to this. Shoot me an email with the exact street and I can forward it to one of our traffic engineers for a traffic study. It would be good to get this started sooner rather than later because it can take a while. Regards, Heidi Heidi Ritchie / Standish Aide to Council Member Gary Schiff Ward Nine City Hall, Room 307 350 South 5th Street Minneapolis, MN 55415 612-673-2209 <email obscured>
-----Original Message----- From: <email obscured> <email obscured>] On Behalf Of Tim & Odia Sent: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 2:00 PM To: <email obscured> Subject: Re: [Mpls-StanEric] New Stop sign Sarah, Maybe the solution is not just a stop sign but perhaps a speed bump/hump...whatever you want to call them. I "googled" and saw that there has been a discussion about temporary alley ones on the forum (the Minneapolis issues thread). I noticed that Minnehaha Parkway has a radar/speed meter after you cross over the bridge spanning Hiawatha. Perhaps the city would be amenable to something like that? Sorry to hear you're on a racetrack, Odia Odia Krueger Standish Ericsson, Minneapolis About Tim & Odia: http://forums.e-democracy.org/p/7FrdoBtLWOGuWWyAiFPfni View full topic, share on Facebook and more: http://forums.e-democracy.org/r/topic/6CG5tKqpiHA5WZmjUYk7Cv Get Involved - Help with forum outreach, content, software and more: http://e-democracy.org/volunteer - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - To post: <email obscured> or "Reply-to-All" to comment publicly. To leave: Put "unsubscribe" - or for digest write "digest on" - in subject. Forum Home: http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/mpls-staneric - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Need help? http://e-democracy.org/support Hosting thanks: http://OnlineGroups.Net
A traffic study is needed first. The city tries to avoid having stop signs more often than every 2-3 blocks, in either direction. If you get more than that, they don't work -- when there is one every block, people object, and they just ignore the signs and blow right thru the intersection. And that is more dangerous. The city needs to balance the use of intersections between the number of pedestrians and the number of vehicles, to share the facility.