Rumble strips on state roads 'round here?

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erok
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so apparently the League of American Cyclists got PennDOT’s attention on the rumble strips issue.

While Pennsylvania has had a rumbles strip policy for years (only on shoulders greater than 4 feet), we have all heard stories and experienced roads where this policy has been violated.

can anyone direct me to spots on state roads where there are rumble strips on shoulders less than 4′. this also includes central rumble strips, which cause cars to pass cyclists closer than if there were none.

photos would be great, but if they can be seen on google street view that’s ok too.


erok
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also, need this kinda ASAP


Ohiojeff
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I’m sure there are sections of Saxonburg Blvd. where they cut them this year–agressively– in the center and the shoulder where the shoulder is less than 4 feet. I don’t have photos and they are too new for Google Maps.


eMcK
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I’ll be glad to provide photos of Saxonburg Blvd if needed.


edmonds59
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I’m almost positive 978/North Branch Road near Oakdale has these, but Google street view doesn’t show them, which means they must be recent. It’s a nice road EXCEPT FOR THOSE.

http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ie=UTF8&ll=40.418936,-80.204315&spn=0.009442,0.022638&t=h&z=16

What’s the latest I could get you photos?


HiddenVariable
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the obvious example would be allegheny river boulevard. i’m not sure there’s a section of it with a shoulder that’s wider than four feet, and plenty of it has central strips. here is a random example.


cburch
Participant
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yup i second ARB. center strips pretty much the entire way to verona. sucks.


buzz1980
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Route 50 past bridgeville, where it narrows down into 1 lane each way.


Lyle
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Pearce mill rd out of north park


pinky
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I hope I post this link to Google street view right… Mt Royal Blvd in Shaler between Elfinwild Rd and Vilsack Rd.

Very narrow, very curvy, rumble strips in the center with almost no shoulder. They’re clearly visible in street view.


Impala26
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State Route 981 that runs from Latrobe north to New Alexandria. It serves as the main arterial road north out of Latrobe towards U.S. 22. I have driven it numerous times to get to my grandparents’ and every time I’m always like, no way is this road safe for bicycling. Mostly because along this stretch the shoulders are narrow and the road has center line rumble strips, plus cars drive well over the posted 45mph speed limit.


that guy
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I know a large portion of Bike Route S has them. Almost ruined my tour when I hit one and crashed on a downhill.


cburch
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edit:never mind, the street this post was about just sucks, no rumble strips though. i should check street view before i post…


Mick
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@ pinky Mt Royal Blvd in Shaler between Elfinwild Rd and Vilsack Rd.

Very narrow, very curvy, rumble strips in the center with almost no shoulder. They’re clearly visible in street view

I could see no rumble strips with google street view. Am I missing something?


pinky
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OK maybe not clearly visible, so I circled them in the image. I was just up there on Tuesday to visit my mom – Mt Royal has a 4-foot shoulder in some places, but there is no shoulder in many places.

Let me get this image uploaded for you…


zzwergel
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Pittsburgh Mills Blvd.


Eric
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by pittsburgh mills they have rumble strips on the side of the road but from what I can tell this is allowable per penndot regulations because the shoulder is wider than 4 feet. the issue is when there’s a narrow shoulder and rumble strips on the shoulder and then the biker has the choice between riding on the rumble strips or riding in the travel lane.  For the pgh mills section you put down you can ride on the shoulder between the rumble strips and the guard rail.


zzwergel
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This rumble strip can still be a real unpleasant surprise for a cyclist who is not actually looking at the road. As you can see, at the 28:30 time mark, I had to slow way down to get past the rumble strip. If I was to hit that full speed, it would be very unpleasant if not deadly.


zzwergel
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zzwergel
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Today, I almost fell victim to the rumble strip on Zeta Dr. in RIDC Park. I will post video later.


zzwergel
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Here is the video.

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