Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Naples wants crosswalk at US41 & 5th Ave

NBC-2 News, April 5, 2011
Huge crowds walk the streets of downtown Naples every year; and many of them cross what is considered to be a dangerous intersection because of the lack of crosswalks.

Right now, there are no crosswalks on the north side of the US-41 and 5th Avenue South intersection in downtown Naples.

But the city is set to move forward with permit requests to change that.

The goal is to make downtown safer for pedestrians as well as connect businesses on the eastern side of 41 to the busy tourist area.

"It's an essential first step of connectivity. Creating a walkable downtown area between Bayfront and 5th Avenue is absolutely essential," said Sam Saad, with the Naples City Council.

The crosswalk has to be approved by FDOT as well as the U.S. Department of Transportation since it will cross US-41.

Watch the video. Kudos to the Naples Pathways Coalition for their continuing advocacy on this important issue.

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