October 2005 Workshops
We held two workshops in October 2005 to review the concept drawings and ask for your opinions of the overall plan.
There was general enthusiasm for the plan.
We also heard some new ideas that we are looking into.
Move the MUNI station just north of Randall
Moving MUNI north could make it more visible, more accessible and more pleasant than it is currently, as well as a clearer sign to drivers that they are in a pedestrian zone.
Move the northern crosswalk at Randall
Moving the crosswalk even a few feet further north might greatly reduce conflict among eastbound vehicles, westbound vehicles and pedestrians.
Right now, drivers turning left onto San Jose must pay such close attention to traffic directly across from them that they cannot effectively watch for pedestrians.
Moving the crosswalk north may require removing the "free right turn" westbound.
Move the left turn onto Dolores further north
Moving the left turn north could make the turn a true 90 degree turn, which would slow the speed of the turn onto Dolores and then the speed along Dolores.
Remove a lane of traffic northbound on Dolores
Right now, traffic "lurks" in the center lane northbound on San Jose waiting to duck into the lane of turning traffic. Removing a lane on Dolores for a block north of San Jose would remove their incentive to lurk and increase flow along San Jose.
DPT has long been looking for a way to reduce "lurking" here.
Replace the stop sign with the traffic signal at Dolores
By removing the stop sign at Dolores and moving the southbound lane north we could make the turn southbound off Dolores a 90 degree angle, give southbound turners their own phase of the signal (actually, shared with northbound turners) and reduce the need for the third lane southbound between Dolores and Randall.
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