5th St. & B St. Intersection

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The intersection of 5th Street & B Street has some traffic issues, and also hides a street name change:

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2007-09-22 13:09:58   why are the cones there during the farmer's market. It makes no sense. Are they trying to prevent people from making rights onto C? —MattHh


2007-09-22 14:12:48   Its suppose to slow down traffic so people can cross 5th street easier. —JamesSchwab


2008-07-04 01:44:14   I would also assume that it is easier for people to cross the street with one lane of traffic over two. If one car stops for pedestrians with both lanes open, you still have to wait for (hope for) the other lane to let you go. With one lane, one kind motorist is all you need to clear your path (for one direction of traffic at least).


2009-04-08 16:04:41   But It's weird that they add the cones in order for pedestrians to cross there when there's no crosswalk or stop sign. They're basically facilitating jaywalking. It makes sense to try make it easier to cross from the parking lot to the market, but other then inferring from the cones, how are motorists supposed to know to yield to pedestrians crossing in the middle of the street? It seems dangerous, because just having the cones there does not legally require motorists to yield to a pedestrian trying to cross. Pedestrians and most motorists familiar with the area know the routine, but it is probably confusing for drivers new to the area. A good fix would be to post a temporary pedestrian crossing sign. A temporary crosswalk might be more difficult, but it's probably possible. —MatthewPearson


2009-07-31 22:24:45   I thought it is legal for a pedestrian to cross at any street corner even if there isn't crosswalk. —Kehaar

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