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Trail Crossings to get facelift

Original post made on Jul 14, 2009

Crews from the Town of Danville's Public Works department will be working on an update to two street crossing systems at intersections of the Iron Horse Trail. The $79,000 project will put in new flashing crosswalks at the intersections with Greenbrook Drive and El Capitan Drive.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, July 14, 2009, 10:46 AM

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Posted by J N
a resident of Charlotte Wood Middle School
on Jul 14, 2009 at 10:05 pm

about time, you guy frin lag1

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Posted by Duffy
a resident of Danville
on Jul 17, 2009 at 8:10 am

How many more cyclists will need plow into the sides of cars before the users of the iron house trail recognise the flashing yellow light on Greenbrook Dtive os "Advisory?" Cyclists and pedestrials alike need to honor the "STOP" signs posted on the trail and nor ride or run right out into traffic assuming they have the right of way. Right now the majority of drivers cut the cyclists and pedestrians quite a bit of slack when it comes to right of way. Users of the IHT dhould not take advantahe of it!

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Posted by Jeff
a resident of Danville
on Jul 24, 2009 at 8:54 am

I can think of several ways to use the $79,000 instead of flashing crosswalks. Why not just put in STOP signs on the streets creating a four way stop. Then enforce the law for drivers and cyclists! Please do the same at the crossing on Fostoria Way. This crossing is even more dangerous.

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Posted by Louise
a resident of Danville
on Jul 24, 2009 at 12:02 pm

This is great! 1)Stop Signs for cars is an overkill, as there is "rarely" anyone crossing 2) the current flashing lights are awful- in fact they blind drivers coming at night, I usually have to stop anyway, cause I can't "see" when anyone is coming at night, and the lights are always flashing. But am confused- aren't driver's required to stop for pedestrian's in crosswalks anyway (Assuming, that THEY have stopped long enough on approach so that driver's have seen them?)
Obviously, curteousy from "both" the drivers and trail users is key to safety. But, walkers/bikers should make eye contact with oncoming drivers, so that they know they've seen them, and know they are going to stop!

Sometimes drivers' are looking ahead (especially those visiting and unfamiliar with the neighborhood, and I think the upgraded lights will be a big help! Thanks Danville!

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