TODAY'S QUESTION: What do you think about the proposed medians along College Avenue?

Monday, September 20, 2010 | 12:01 a.m. CDT; updated 5:15 p.m. CDT, Friday, October 1, 2010
Field observers counted the number of pedestrians crossing College Avenue from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on a Wednesday and Thursday. The numbers below reflect the average daily pedestrian crossings determined by Crawford, Bunte, Brammeier Traffic and Transportation Engineers in September 2009.

Students walk across College Avenue more than 2,000 times a day, according to a report by traffic consultants Crawford Bunte Brammeier.

Proposed waist-high medians along College Avenue would try to bring this statistic down, according a recent Missourian report. This wall would go from the Rollins Street  to the University Avenue intersection.

Since 2005, cars have hit 11 people in the areas where the medians would go. Eight of these accidents happened at the Rollins Street and University Avenue intersections.

“There’s more interactions between cars and people at intersections,” PedNet Coalition spokeswoman Michelle Windmoeller said in the article.

The money for this project comes from the Missouri Department of Transportation, which has about $2.6 million of federal money that can be put toward certain road projects. The deadline for proposals with this money is Sept. 30. Overall, the College Avenue project will cost about $425,000, according to city documents.

This proposal will be discussed at the City Council meeting Monday night. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. and is held at City Hall.

What do you think about the proposed medians along College Avenue?

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