Picture taken at 2:45 pm Tuesday, 8/6/2019. - These cars just missed the green light onto Carroll Street and immediately created this back-up on Waverly Drive for the Mayor's Bike Lane. Each direction on Waverly Drive is now and forever a single lane. This back-up/bike lane will easily block the entrance into the Emergency Room at PRMC and imagine what the back up will be at 5PM or when schools let out.
Posted 8/5/19 on Facebook by a PRMC physician:
Does the City of Salisbury plan on distributing a printed list of instructions detailing what to do if one finds himself in the unfortunate circumstance of traveling north on Waverly Drive? That paint job appears to be a drug-induced collaboration between Rube Goldberg and Pablo Picasso. If anyone finds me stopped in the middle of the street sobbing on my steering wheel, please help me out of the car and escort me safely to the curb.
Be careful what you ask for; you may be inviting vehicular euthanasia...; )
I saw someone weaving through cones last week.
It’s just stupid!
As a cyclist, I understand and appreciate what they were TRYING to do. It just seems like the execution is lacking. Maybe there's more paint to come which will clarify it all.
I agree but what I can’t understand is that cars have an inside leasing lane now... and we know that’s outside of being intelligent
I thought the same thing! Crazy
Jacob Day gave a full explanation on someone else's wall. All will work out. Stay safe
I guess one has to be a Facebook friend of that person to see what's on his wall. I guess I'll just have to be patient and not kill any pedestrians in the meantime.
I was JUST talking about that crazy paint job! What in the world!?!?
Love Jacob Day.. but the execution of good thinking wasn’t carried out.
Jacob Day responds: Wrong. Politicians don’t engineer streets. And the engineers did a fine job following the law. The construction isn’t complete.
I know that! It wasn’t an attack at all... u know me better than that!! I would do a public thing with that... I just think it’s crazy
Sounds like we need more patience, grasshopper.
I have none.
Jacob Day responds: oh ok I got tagged so it seemed directed at me. I know we’re cool! My point is it isn’t a crazy or confusing design, it’s just not complete. That said, when complete, it will be a design that forces cars to slow down.
Separate argument ... crazy that we need to tell people to slow down.... in a residential area..... these people are stupid
it is a shame. But I will say this, while people should take responsibility for their speed, when a street is safe to move down at 25 mph but is designed to signal to drivers that it should be maneuvered at 50 mph, whose fault is it when they drive 50 mph? We can design streets to be safer. Yes, it will slow us down and people will be aggravated... but it will save lives.
It’s not complete. This is stage 1.
Jacob Day responds: It’s in the middle of construction. When the contractor is done it will be crystal clear: it’s a standard 2-lane street, removing the old weaving pattern and compliant with the new State Vision Zero Law. The bike lanes (temporarily stripe-separated) will he separated with physical barriers.
Mayor Day, thanks for coming on here and putting us all at ease! What's the timeline for completion?
Jacob Day responds: I’m not, sure since the contractors are not bound to complete projects within days. That said, our team will step in tomorrow if they aren’t done and will drop more cones in the interim until complete. The work that remains, I believe, includes all of the thermoplastic lane indicators, the final striping near Carroll, the vertical signage, the zebra barriers that go on top of the diagonal striping to keep cars out of the bike lanes and the vertical barriers to keep cars from turning into the bike lanes accidentally. I’ll share examples of those images in a second.
Jacob Day responds: And the zebra/zicla barriers are intended to be temporary here as the striped area will eventually be replaced with curbed, planted medians.
I use Waverly multiple times a day, but since this started I am using Rt. 13 more. Seems it will work when finished, but right now I feel every one is confused and I am taking an alternate route.
Yup. I kept swerving back and forth between the “sections” bc I couldn’t figure out where I was supposed to be. I know the people behind me had to think I was drunk.
I slowed down to 10 MPH.. Not sure if this was the best thing to do!