Due to the board’s outage we dropped the discussion and grief coming from the death of Thomas Haykin last week. I didn’t want us to miss the visitation and service. In my experience, the family gets something from other cyclists showing up.
Saturday, September 7th, 2019 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Soxman Funeral Homes, Ltd./Roth Chapel
7450 Saltsburg Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15235
Saturday, September 7th, 2019 6:00pm
What I think is that any part of Freeport Rd. that has more than three lanes should be put on a road diet. and the speed limit reduced to 25 MPH.
Freeport Rd. in Harmarville.
Reconfigure to left to right, facing west:
Sidewalk (only at bus stops and in front of houses/businesses)
Eastbound bike lane
Eastbound car lane
Center turning lane
Westbound car lane
Westbound bike lane
Continuous sidewalk the whole length
reduce speed limit from 45 MPH to 25 MPH
Install clearly marked and signed crosswalks at intersections and near bus stops
Also, Why is the speed limit on Freeport Rd. in Aspinwall and The Waterworks 35 MPH as well as 55 MPH between Powers Run Rd. and the O’Hara/Harmar Township line? The speed limit in any highly populated area should be 25 MPH max. The section that is posted 55 MPH should be reduced to 35 MPH because cyclists and pedestrians can use the shoulders on each side of the road. The likelihood of pedestrians needing to cross here or children running out into traffic is very unlikely.
Z, you might think that, but PennDOT just reconfigured this stretch to allow cars to go faster. Getting them to reverse course, and getting the driving public to go along with it, is tantamount to tilting at windmills.