AT HUNTINGTON AND ROUTE 1
Pertaining to our discussion yesterday about the
Route 1/Huntington Ave intersection.. Walking toward the country club
from Huntington metro, it is quite difficult to cross the street without
fear of getting struck by an automobile. See diagram below
Along Huntington Ave, there is a walkable sidewalk
on the right side of street that continues after the intersection; and
there is no sidewalk on the other side of Huntington Ave.
Problem #1: There is no crosswalk on this side of
the street. One must cross to the other side of Huntington Ave to use
the crosswalk. A pedestrian must cross Huntington Ave twice and Route 1
once just to continue walking.
Problem #2: Walking toward the country club, the
crosswalk has no pedestrian light, indicating that itís safe to cross
Route 1. Thus, it is difficult to cross Route 1 without dodging traffic
and potentially getting hit by a car.
I think a potential solution would be to install a
two-way crosswalk on the right side of the intersection with a working
pedestrian light. This would enable pedestrians to continue unimpeded
across Route 1.
See also Huntington
Stream Valley Connector Trail