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MSA plans to address College Avenue problem

Wednesday, October 7, 2009 | 12:01 a.m. CDT; updated 5:05 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, October 7, 2009

COLUMBIA — Every school day,  students walking to or from classes weave in and out of traffic on College Avenue — frequently getting stranded in the turning lane as cars and trucks whiz past them.

This situation has led to numerous accidents, including a Sept. 2 incident when a 21-year-old MU student was hit by a motor vehicle. .

As a result of the accidents, the Missouri Students Association and the MU administration have begun to explore ways to improve safety for pedestrians traveling across College Avenue.

MSA is awaiting recommendations from a traffic study by MU's administration to decide the best course of action for the dangerous part of College Avenue.

Potential changes could include the addition of a crosswalk or the construction of another bridge, like the one that now crosses College Avenue near Rollins Avenue.

The potential construction will “hopefully chart a path to enhanced student safety,” MSA President Jordan Paul said in an e-mail.

 


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Phil Wilkinson October 8, 2009 | 12:35 a.m.

I would think that in order to have more crosswalks, you would need more stoplights (grrrrrr). More pedestrian bridges is a good idea. Keeping in mind that when one walks, one tends to travel ..."As the Crow fly's"......

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Ray Shapiro October 8, 2009 | 12:43 a.m.

Do something different this time.
Build an underground tunnel.

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Charles Dudley Jr October 8, 2009 | 4:47 a.m.

>>> Potential changes could include the addition of a crosswalk or the construction of another bridge, like the one that now crosses College Avenue near Rollins Avenue.<<<

Best idea and install it between University and Rollins at a easy accessible spot for both sides of College Ave.

I see alot of kids cross at the North Corner of Sanborn Field and College Ave.

ray tunnels would not work due to flooding and drainage issues besides the build up of blowing trash and the high potential of crime involved.

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