Good news from our friends at the Naples Pathway Coalition.
Maureen Bonness, NPC Board member and River of Grass Greenway Committee member, had a series of e-mails with Stan Cann, the FDOT District 1 Director, about the rumble strips in the shoulder of US 41 east of Naples. She recently got the word from FDOT that they will re-evaluate these rumble strips. Yes, FDOT is listening!
See their e-mail below:
From: "Tower, Debbie"
Date: Tue, 24 Aug 2010 13:40:01 -0400
Subject: RE: US 41 Shoulders
Thank you for your comments about bicycling on U.S. 41. Secretary Cann asked me to let you know design staff from District One will review rumble strips and shoulders on U.S. 41 from S.R. 951 to the Collier/Dade County line (about 57 miles). Their site visit is occurring in the next several weeks. Our engineers then will evaluate options that may be available to address rumble strips on shoulders in areas of U.S. 41 in Collier County. We'll be back in touch after design engineers complete this evaluation. Thanks again for your e-mail and photographs.