Saturday, November 13, 2010

Watch for pedestrian yellow access "pads" that are faulty and dangerous for cyclists

If you're cycling on Lee County roads and paths, watch for the above-pictured problem at intersections. Nearly every intersection where this style of pad is being used is coming up and creating a very dangerous situation at very busy intersections. There are tire popping screws sticking out of them and may are loose. This has been reported to the DOT, they agree they are a problem, they have not given me any information of fixing them and as of yesterday none reported are fixed.

Bert Hamilton

12/3/10 Update

From: "Simmons, Clay"
Date: Thu, 2 Dec 2010 09:31:21 -0500

Following up on the yellow glue down truncated dome pads; we are going to remove the pads, and replace a small portion of the path with concrete so that we can install a less trouble prone “press in” pad that is embedded into the concrete. The locations that we have used these on have not reported any problems.

Also, regarding the sweeping, our sweeper was severely damaged when a car rear-ended it again and was in fact down for about a month. It has now been repaired so we should be back on schedule shortly.

William "Clay" Simmons, P.E.

Division Director

Lee County DOT Operations

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