Then we have the special case of corners where a multi-use trail crosses a busy street, like the intersection of 87th, Damen and Beverly Blvd. Sometimes large groups ride through this intersection, and these newly installed ramps create potential hazards.
|Crosswalk for Damen - nice wide ramp, safer design|
I rarely see anyone crossing here.
|If you're riding with a group of people trying to get across|
87th during walk signal, competing with turning cars,
does having this edge that could cause someone to fall
seem like a good idea?
|Southwest corner - 87th at Beverly Blvd.|
If you were riding from the opposite corner with a group of people
trying to get across 87th, would you want this raised corner
in your path of travel, or would you want something like the corner shown below?
|No hard edges next to curb ramp |
Doesn't an installation like this make a LOT more sense
for a location where a trail is crossing a busy street?