Bonnie Richardson firstname.lastname@example.org, Project Manager
cc: Julian Dresange, City Traffic Engineer
City of Tempe
Re: Alameda Drive Streetscape Proposal
The City of Tempe is considering various treatments along Alameda Drive; one section of which, between RR tracks and Rural Road is primarily residential and currently has no bicycling-specific striping or pavement markings.
When selecting please refrain from placing designated bike lanes withing the door zone of parked vehicles; in particular, Residential “Alt A” shows such treatment with the right-hand edge of the bike lane only 7 feet from the curb which places the entire width of the (very narrow, at 4′) bike lane within a hazard-zone. This places bicyclists in the uncomfortable position of needing to ride away from door zones to remain safe from door hazards and will end up riding in what is noted in the proposal as a buffer zone, which is next to a very narrow (10′) travel lane. The double-yellow dividing line will discourage motorists from providing the required 3′ minimum safe clearance (a requirement that Tempe police, by the way, do not “believe in”, see #6 here). Continue reading Alameda Streetscape Proposal→
1/23/2019 6:15a Victim 66 y.o. male Peter Bergsneider. In the area of College and Curry. It must have been near the intersection because of the mention they were struck next to a left turn lane. One unconfirmed report is that it was eastbound Curry at College, and another unconfirmed report states “the driver was allegedly texting”. Continue reading Bicyclist killed in Tempe→