Thank you to everyone who responded to our Community Survey. We received many thoughtful and informational comments. Below is a summary of the responses.
Use of County Line Road Questions
What is your preferred mode (other options)?
Why is this your preferred mode?
- Enjoy running
- Walk the dog
- Physical health benefits
- Environmental impacts
- Incomplete and unmaintained bike lanes
- Saves time and money to bike
Do you feel comfortable walking or biking on County Line Road?
- No, we need more buffer from vehicles, there is not a good bike or walking path
- It’s uninviting and too much traffic
- People speed and run the stop sign at Jay Rd/Cheesman St
- Sidewalks and bike lanes are disconnected and shoulders are too narrow
- It is difficult to cross the street as a pedestrian
- I would not allow my children to walk or bike on CLR because of safety concerns
- Delays and back-ups at school time make it uncomfortable
- At night the streets are very dark and need lighting
- I will only let my kids walk on CLR when a crossing guard is present
- If there were a path/sidewalk along County Line Road, it would make all the difference!
- High speeds are concerning
- High amounts of traffic traveling too fast without sidewalks
- Strongly encourage safety features be built.
Comments about safety when walking or biking on County Line Road
- No shoulder or bike path
- Feels high risk to bike on this corridor
- Too close to traffic, need a bike lane
- When there is a right turn off the road it can be awkward because drivers don’t recognize bikers’ direction of travel
What is your biggest safety concern about County Line Road?
- The four way stop at Jay Road/Cheesman Street without crosswalk signals or turn lanes
- Lack of a bike lane or sidewalk
- Speed poorly enforced between Balcolm Street and Cheesman Street
- High volume and speed of traffic
- Cars do not give priority to bicyclist and pedestrians
- Poor visibility and poor shoulders
- Balcolm Street needs crosswalks, sight visibility on the NE corner is poor
- Cross traffic on County Line Road is at a disadvantage due to excessive speed
- Need delineated (painted) lines
- Concern that if the road is wider and nicer, vehicles will go faster so it will not be any safer
- Distracted drivers
- Lack of shoulder to allow cars to pass cyclists and pedestrians safety
- School zone is chaotic and the lack of crossing guards for school
- Lack of streetlights, it is difficult to see pedestrians and bikes once the sun goes down
- It is hard to see peds and bikes at the recreational trail crossing
- Narrow lanes
What safety or mobility improvements would you like to see along County Line Road?
- Crosswalk signals at the four- way stop (Cheesman St/Jay Rd) would be nice
- Bicyclists have their own lanes
- Dedicated sidewalk
- A wider multi purposes path
- Separate pedestrians and bicyclists
- Slow down speeding cars
- Blinking lights when pedestrians cross
- Traffic light at Jay Road/Cheesman Street with left turn lanes
- Concern for noise abatement
- Protected bicycle paths with physical barriers, wider sidewalks with a physical buffer (ie landscaping and potentially elevating the sidewalk), traffic calming measures, RRFBs
- Speed bumps, stop signs, shared paths on both sides of the streets
- Etiquette program for walking/biking on a sidewalk
- More enforcement of speeding
- Turn lane at major intersections
- Adaptions for people with disabilities
- Planting trees for traffic calming to help keep vehicular speeds low
- Raised crosswalks