July 20, 2021 at 3:28 pm #1011481
We live in the 34th/33rd and Hinds street area and we know a lot of folks use Hinds to short cut down to Luna Park or onto the lower bridge.
It’s a one way street and we have children in the neighborhood. Please take 35th and stay off the one way streets unless you live in the area. It’s get very busy and we don’t want a child getting hurt just because you want to short cut through our one lane streets. We are talking with the city to make it a private road and possibly one way. thanksJuly 20, 2021 at 7:45 pm #1011496
I suggest taking your kids to the park vs letting them play in the street. Too many drivers looking at their phones and not paying attention to driving.
If the city grants your wish to make it a private road, do you and all your neighbors have the liquid funds to maintain the road. which could cost millions of dollars. A private road maintenance does not fall under home owners insurance.July 20, 2021 at 8:58 pm #1011502
You refer to “our one lane streets.” Until this is turned into a private road (at which time those living on it will pay for all maintenance, none of our tax dollars) it is not “your one lane street” and you cannot ask people to stay out. Well, you can, but nobody has to listen. You can, however, ask the city to install speed bumps or some other traffic calming method.July 21, 2021 at 7:49 pm #1011548
You may not have noticed, but real people live on 35th as well. Some even have children. Speeds are frequently double the speed limit, and that’s on the narrow two-lane section south of Roxbury. You say you live on a one-way street, then say you’re talking to the city about making it a one-way; which is it? Not that it matters, as it’s still a public road and you don’t get to dictate who drives on it. What all of us need is traffic enforcement, but your suggestion that some streets (or taxpaying citizens) deserve more consideration than others is just wrong.July 23, 2021 at 9:39 pm #1011729
Oddly enough, the Waze app has been navigating me down those streets recently, instead of taking Admiral.July 30, 2021 at 4:40 pm #1012338
For 1 we don’t let our kids play on Hinds between 33 and 34th because its one lane and folks constantly speed up it.
If you live on 35th then use 35th and not Spokane to Hinds down to Luna Park. According to our plot we do own part of the street and will be talking with the city to make it local access only. Were not being mean about it. Just asking folks to go the other way. Its one lane and people fight and honk at each other fighting over who has to back up constantly.July 30, 2021 at 10:16 pm #1012353
What if sombody feels like they just want to drive an alt route to wherever they are driving that day… Because they are bored going the other way on a whim? If we have earned our driving privilege and are being responsible, then its a free country and we should be able to drive whatever route we please. What your asking just sounds really greedy and selfcentered to me, im sorryJuly 31, 2021 at 11:11 am #1012374
I have kids and this still sounds absurd. Making this “Local access only” means exactly what to you? That you can only drive on that block if you reside there? What are your exemptions: Amazon delivery? Uber? Is it okay if there’s an accident or road work and traffic is detoured onto this street? Would you also claim the parking in front of your home is your right? Or, perhaps it’s okay for your friends and family, but not “others”? This comes across as very entitled; you choose to live in the city, and all the city streets are maintained by all the people who live in the city. If you want private access only, it sounds like a gated community would fit the bill. Many residential streets in the city are narrow and “one lane” if cars park on both sides. It would make more sense if you petitioned the city to make parking illegal on one side of the street or the other to solve the “one way” issue. You cannot make a public city street private. From the city website:
“Streets and sidewalks are for everyone’s use. They add value to private property by providing access to the property and a way to get to other places in the city.
When property is developed, property owners dedicate part of the land as “public right-of-way” for streets, sidewalks, utilities, and similar public uses.”July 31, 2021 at 5:15 pm #1012391
DWave, what “plot” are you referring to? I’d sure like to see the document behind your claim that you “own” part of the street. And good luck with making the street Local Access Only. My street is LAO, and is doesn’t make one bit of difference. If you think police are going to stake it out and make sure your private claims are not violated by the riff-raff (other tax-payers) you have a well-deserved rude awakening in store for you. Your sense of entitlement is in direct conflict with the facts.July 31, 2021 at 10:38 pm #1012409
It certainly can get complicated in there, what with cars going both ways and figuring out who will yield. Still, this knocks about ten minutes off my commute time, since I live in that immediate area, and given how hellacious it is without the bridge, I’m looking for those ten minutes. You may notice an uptick in traffic on Mondays. 35th isn’t wide. We 35th Ave people get stuck behind garbage trucks on 35th, adding another disincentive to use 35th.
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