Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Two years later: Clovis crosswalk STILL not done

How can you tell that a city prioritizes vehicles over pedestrians? Clovis might be revealing their hand with this absurd level of incompetence.

In the past two years, they've added well over ten miles of lanes in widened roads, installed and began operating multiple new stop lights, and resurfaced various streets.

And yet they can't quite finish a single crosswalk that connects an elementary school, a church, and two residential neighborhoods. I guess the safety of children in no one near as important as adding new lanes in rarely used places.

You might remember back in April of 2012, when I looked at the slow construction. A year ago, in June of 2013, I went back and saw that the safety component of the project - the lights embedded in the pavement - had still not been activated.

Here we are in June of 2014 and it's still not done.

To add insult to injury, while the other four crosswalks with lighting in Clovis are automated, this one requires pushing a button, which has never been uncovered.

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They did find the time to install a blatantly false sign, which forgets the state law on crosswalks (yes, cross traffic is required to stop when you use the crosswalk)

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There's no light above the crosswalk, contrary to state standards, so it can be hard to see at night without the embedded pavement lights working. The elementary school is on the left, the church is on the right. A trail runs next to the church connecting to a residential area.

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What a sad state of affairs.

2 comments:

  1. Just curious, what do you think of these street lights?

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/88203216@N02/14192231877/

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/88203216@N02/14192059360/

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    1. I think the design looks good enough, but Id have to see them in action. Also I doubt it provides good light for the sidewalk.

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