Not bicycle friendly
Original post made by asharpe, Downtown North, on Aug 2, 2011
There is a stop sign on Everett, but not on Bryant. What possible rationale is there for not putting a stop sign on Bryant? It's not like it's a major thoroughfare right there; Bryant actually ends in two more blocks. And, there is no visibility either direction because of parked cars.
There is the fire station on one corner, and again, there's no stop sign on High street, it also ends in two blocks, and there is no visibility because of parked cars.
I don't know how many accidents have actually occurred in those intersections, but I can tell you that many *almost* occur every day. A stop sign on Bryant Street at Everett, and a stop sign on High Street at Everett would make those intersections much safer. We could also consider eliminating 2 parking spaces on each of the 4 corners of these intersections to improve visibility. However, I'm aware that parking is at a premium.
And what about the traffic calming that's supposed to be making Everett Street safer? The traffic calming circles that are there only seem to make people weave around them like a slalom course. And people turning left around the intersection circles never use their signals, so it's even more dangerous than if the circles wren't there at all.