Where would you like to see additional sidewalks and non-motorized improvements made in Upper Arlington?
Pam Rowan inside City Boundary
January 4, 2017, 8:14 AM
January 3, 2017, 9:32 PM
There needs to be sidewalks on Nottingham. It is not only a Cota Bus route, but also a popular cut through down to 33 and the entrance to the river. Cars speed down the street and we evened emailed the city to ask about speed bumps and we were told it was a noise issue with the speed bumps. Mountview to Fishinger is another area that needs sidewalks due to the kids going to Hastings. I agree with a previous comment, there aren't even curbs on Mountview.
January 3, 2017, 7:53 PM
If children are expected to walk to school because it's "close enough" (within 1.2 miles of school) and yet there are not sidewalks between that house and the school then sidewalks should be built IMMEDIATELY. For example, there are children that are supposed to walk to Wickliffe Elementary from Springhill, Riverhill, Cresthill, etc. that are expected to walk along Mountview to get to school. Not only does Mountview not have sidewalks but it DOESN'T EVEN HAVE CURBS! We spend all this money to have bike paths and sidewalks to all the shopping and parks but it's appalling to me that kids aren't bussed to school and yet there are no sidewalks.
January 3, 2017, 2:35 PM
It would make a lot of sense to connect the sidewalk on Redding to the new roundabout and sidewalk on Tremont Rd. I would also love to see a sidewalk from the corner of Tremont and Northam towards Redding and continue down Canterbury Rd. Many children live in the Canterbury area and can't safely walk to school! I think this would also encourage people to walk to Tremont Center and shop local. If people can't safely walk to their destination and have to get in the car then they are more likely to shop elsewhere.
Antonietta Melaragno inside City Boundary
January 3, 2017, 1:58 PM
The sidewalk needs to be connected from the corner of McCoy Rd. and Greensview Dr. up to where the sidewalk starts back up near Ardwick. This is a school street which should make it priority according to the Safe Routes to School committee. The schools and city are encouraging kids to be healthy and walk/bike to school but we forgot to include Greensview Dr.? We have many new families buying homes along McCoy Rd. that either already have young kids at Greensview Elementary or will attend Greensview Elementary in the very near future. The Greensview School area is growing with new families faster than most of the other elementary schools. The projected number of new students to Greensview in the next decade is one of the highest in the district. The other point I'd like to make is that the Sunny 95 Park and Barn is also located off Greensview Dr. The sidewalks getting connected isn't just about school kids having a safe route to school but it would be useful for the whole community of neighbors walking to the park. It's ridiculous that after all the years of the City of UA trying to renovate itself into being more of a urban/walkable/bikable community that we still ignore this small piece that connects us to so many different activities. We have many Parks and Rec activities at the Barn and the Sunny 95 park like, free summer concerts, Spring Fling in the park, Community Rec Soccer games, safety town, playgrounds, fishing, and practices for many many sports just to name a few.
We know that there is a sidewalk fund and plenty of State and/or Federal Grants that the City could tap into to help with cost. Let's finally do this and make it right.
Signe Anderson inside City Boundary
January 3, 2017, 12:33 PM
I believe that any road with a double yellow line or a COTA bus route should have a sidewalk. Roads that have a double yellow line (especially Mountview between Fishinger and Zollinger) are used as a thru-way and have denser and faster traffic. As a pedestrian, it is terrifying to have to jump out of the way of oncoming traffic. I have stopped going on walks because I am terrified to push a baby stroller down these streets!
January 3, 2017, 12:18 PM
I think it is obvious from the map that the entire River Ridge area is missing sidewalks. Streets with heavier vehicle traffic (especially ones those with COTA BUS STOP/ROUTES) should all have sidewalks for everyone to use. It is unsafe for walkers, bikers, and drivers to have to dodge each other and buses.
October 8, 2016, 9:14 PM
Please add sidewalks along Stanford Rd and Tremont Rd from North Star to Bedford. Cars speed down both of these roads and Stanford is particularly narrow. Many young children live along these roads and use them to get to Miller Park, Devon Pool and Barrington Elementary. In addition, sidewalks on North Star from NW Blvd to King would allow pedestrians to access the Kroger as well as the businesses along King and 5th Ave.
Sarah Thyer inside City Boundary
October 2, 2016, 4:31 PM
Ben Nines inside City Boundary
September 29, 2016, 4:08 PM
A crosswalk from Kent Rd across Northam to the park/school. There are at least 36 school aged kids, 30 of which are 8 and under, who live on the two blocks of Kent Rd and the vast majority walk to school every day. Having a cross walk, ideally slightly raised to also control speed on Northam, is more a safety measure than convenience factor given the number of kids who are and will be crossing Northam Rd multiple times a day for years to come.
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