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Bob Kilian inside Town Limits May 12, 2019, 7:15 PM

Have you noticed the crosswalk enhancements?
Yes


Do you think these enhancements are effective in improving crosswalk awareness for motorists?
Yes


Do you find these enhancements attractive?
Yes


Do you find these enhancements overdone?
No


Are you in favor of implementing these at other crosswalks on roads with speed limits 45 MPH?
Yes


Do you think traffic signals / stop lights should be installed at every crosswalk on US 278?
No


Do you think you know the applicable laws regarding pedestrians at crosswalks?
No


Please share other ideas that may improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety at unsignalized crosswalks.
Intersection Yacht Cove Drive & 278 is a mess. If a traffic signal is not going to be installed, then at least prohibit left turns from Yacht Cove Drive onto north 278 and prohibit left turns from the Circle K gas station onto south 278. Force drivers to go to the nearest turn around. Simple common sense for pedestrian and bicyclist safety along with avoiding auto accidents.

Frank Babel inside Town Limits May 10, 2019, 11:34 AM

Have you noticed the crosswalk enhancements?
Yes


Do you think these enhancements are effective in improving crosswalk awareness for motorists?
Yes


Do you find these enhancements attractive?
Yes


Do you find these enhancements overdone?
No


Are you in favor of implementing these at other crosswalks on roads with speed limits 45 MPH?
Yes


Do you think traffic signals / stop lights should be installed at every crosswalk on US 278?
No


Do you think you know the applicable laws regarding pedestrians at crosswalks?
Yes


Please share other ideas that may improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety at unsignalized crosswalks.
There are 11 crosswalks. 2 will be eliminated with mid island safety project, One at Wild Horse Rd. should be closed- it was established for a reason that has gone-- now too dangerous. Believe focus now should be on busiest use/ most dangerous crosswalks starting with The Oaks crossing, then the one in front of chamber, then ratchet down based on need- eg one approach does not fit all. Some are dangerous because of night crossings, others because of volume, others there is minimal crossing like crosswalk into arboretum On Palmetto Bay Rd.. Figure out if the light approach at Yacht Cove crossing works, then decide if that needs to be applied where there are other night crossings, eg The Oaks and if front of the chamber. Think the night light challenge best met at major signalized crossings on Wm. Hilton Pkwy. and Pope at Mathews Dr. (north), Arrow Rd, Office Park Dr., Cordillo Pkwy., and new light at Nassau. Also Palmetto bay Rd. and Target. Mast arm mounted, always on, spot lights directed onto crosswalks. Suggest you prototype this, perhaps new mast arm at Nassau where there will be lots of night crossings.
Think we need on-pathways safety signage. Simple, make eye contact at intersections, motorists have right of way, type stuff. Not too much. Again, prototype. Suggest look at what Sea Pines is doing. Project with BAC?
Think there needs to be a 35 mph speed zone established on the Wm. Hilton Pkwy. between Beach City and Dillon Rds. due to number of curb cuts and traffic crossings. Also extend 35 mph zone on south end just past Greenery entrance.
Need targeted safety education programs for nearby communities-- Yacht Cove, The Oaks, etc. And more safety education to the public -- crossing dos and don'ts -- motorists, peds, bikes. HH Fire & Rescue project with BAC.
Turning right out of Yacht Cove very dangerous. Need some special attention to this situation especially night drivers. Safety signage for exiting perhaps.
Think attention to slow speed unsignalized crosswalks also merits attention esp. several on S. Forest Beach Dr., the crossing at Pope and S. Forest Beach Dr., N. Forest Beach Dr. and Avocet. Believe some of these merit ped acturated rapid flashing warning lights. Minimum, put Yield to Pedestrians crossing "paddles" on Walking Man sign posts.Protoype to see how it works.
Think crosswalks at or near school complex need to be painted yellow and have ped actuated rapid flashing lights. Will send photos of this.
Keep up the good work.
You are making progress.
Public input contains a lot of opinions. Good to get. But at the end of the day, expertise and focus needed. Where is BCSO in this?
It is a matter of continuous improvement and prototyping. Likely it never will be finished.
Please don't forget the expertise of the Bike Advisory Committee membership in this. We're here to help. Standing up in public meetings at the last minute not the way to go.
Good luck.

Name not shown inside Town Limits May 9, 2019, 4:40 PM

Have you noticed the crosswalk enhancements?
Yes


Do you think these enhancements are effective in improving crosswalk awareness for motorists?
No


Do you find these enhancements attractive?
Yes


Do you find these enhancements overdone?
No


Are you in favor of implementing these at other crosswalks on roads with speed limits 45 MPH?
No


Do you think traffic signals / stop lights should be installed at every crosswalk on US 278?
Yes


Do you think you know the applicable laws regarding pedestrians at crosswalks?
Yes


Please share other ideas that may improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety at unsignalized crosswalks.
1. Install pedestrian or bicyclist activated traffic stop signals at all unsignalized crosswalks on Hwy 278.
2. Adopt & implement "complete streets" policy & urge SCDOT to honor, adopt & implement.
3. Remove the traffic turns at unsignalized sections in the Northridge/The Oaks area, replace concrete turn areas in that area with landscaped medians which have pedestrian/bicyclist refuges & create a dedicated crossing for pedestrians & bicyclists in that area.
4. Do not add additional vehicular lanes to Hwy 278 as part of the new 278 Corridor or any other project.
5. Reduce speed on Hwy 278 to 35 mph for the safety of all.
6. Prohibit right turns on red at intersections with crosswalks on Hwy 278, Pope Avenue, New Orleans Road, Cordillo Parkway & other intersections with notable bicyclists/pedestrian usage. Create all-stop signals for crosswalks at intersections so that pedestrians & bicyclists are not given a false since of safety when their signals allow crossing but is subject to turning traffic.
7. Install traffic calming features along Hwy 278 to remove its speedway effect.
8. Reduce speed limit on South Forest Beach Drive to 25 mph, reduce four lanes to two lanes & a turn lane on South Forest Beach Drive (known as a "road diet") and add pedestrian or bicyclists activated traffic stop signals to crosswalks with notable usage on South Forest Beach Drive.

Name not shown inside Town Limits May 7, 2019, 11:51 AM

Have you noticed the crosswalk enhancements?
Yes


Do you think these enhancements are effective in improving crosswalk awareness for motorists?
Yes


Do you find these enhancements attractive?
Yes


Do you find these enhancements overdone?
No


Are you in favor of implementing these at other crosswalks on roads with speed limits 45 MPH?
Yes


Do you think traffic signals / stop lights should be installed at every crosswalk on US 278?
Yes


Do you think you know the applicable laws regarding pedestrians at crosswalks?
Yes


Please share other ideas that may improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety at unsignalized crosswalks.
I believe that a lot of people are confused and don't know if they should yield to pedestrians or not. If you are in Bluffton or even Savannah it clearly states to yield to pedestrians, so something similar would be very effective on HHI. Hilton Head has to decide if it is a bicycle / pedestrian friendly place or not.

RICK KING inside Town Limits May 2, 2019, 9:20 AM

Have you noticed the crosswalk enhancements?
Yes


Do you think these enhancements are effective in improving crosswalk awareness for motorists?
No


Do you find these enhancements attractive?
Yes


Do you find these enhancements overdone?
No


Are you in favor of implementing these at other crosswalks on roads with speed limits 45 MPH?
Yes


Do you think traffic signals / stop lights should be installed at every crosswalk on US 278?
Yes


Do you think you know the applicable laws regarding pedestrians at crosswalks?
Yes


Please share other ideas that may improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety at unsignalized crosswalks.
I see so many times, cars cut pedestrian and bicyclist off when they are in the crosswalks! They need more signs that they must yield to pedestrian and bicyclist in crosswalks!

Name not shown inside Town Limits May 2, 2019, 8:37 AM

Have you noticed the crosswalk enhancements?
Yes


Do you think these enhancements are effective in improving crosswalk awareness for motorists?
No


Do you find these enhancements attractive?
Yes


Do you find these enhancements overdone?
Yes


Are you in favor of implementing these at other crosswalks on roads with speed limits 45 MPH?
No


Do you think traffic signals / stop lights should be installed at every crosswalk on US 278?
No


Do you think you know the applicable laws regarding pedestrians at crosswalks?
Yes


Please share other ideas that may improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety at unsignalized crosswalks.
While I applaud the Town for trying to make these crossing safer for pedestrians, the changes increase the chance of motor vehicle accidents. Many visitors do not know you should not stop for pedestrians waiting to cross. I have seen this happen several times now with several near misses of cars being rear ended because people traveling 45 miles an hour behind them are not expecting them to stop. If you are going to retain this new signage, a better job of educating drivers of the highway rules is needed.

Name not shown inside Town Limits April 30, 2019, 10:49 AM

Have you noticed the crosswalk enhancements?
Yes


Do you think these enhancements are effective in improving crosswalk awareness for motorists?
No


Do you find these enhancements attractive?
No


Do you find these enhancements overdone?
No


Are you in favor of implementing these at other crosswalks on roads with speed limits 45 MPH?
No


Do you think traffic signals / stop lights should be installed at every crosswalk on US 278?
No


Do you think you know the applicable laws regarding pedestrians at crosswalks?
Yes


Please share other ideas that may improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety at unsignalized crosswalks.
1.) Educate the public on who has the right-of-way in crosswalks
2.) Eliminate the pedestrian crosswalk on Rt. 278 by Chamber of Commerce Dr.
3.) Post No U-Turn signs on Rt. 278 @ the Chamber of Commerce Dr. intersection
4.) Reroute the bike path on the west side of Rt 278 by Chamber of Commerce Dr. Rather than crossing Chamber of Commerce Dr., route the bike path down the south side of Chamber. Bikers and pedestrians can then cross over @ the intersection Chamber and Shelter Cove Ln more safely as that intersection is a 4-way stop
5.) Eliminate crosswalks near (within 1 mile) of the underpass on Rt 278 designed for safe passage across Rt 278
6.) Eliminate the crosswalk at the intersection of Rt 278 and Mathews (Foley Field) as there are too many lanes to cross safely due to the inclusion of separate turn lanes on Rt 278.
Add additional underpasses or bridges designed for pedestrian traffic along Rt 278

As Hilton Head has grown in popularity as a family vacation destination and both pedestrian and auto traffic has increased to a dangerous level. Sadly the bike paths once a major draw are now a serious threat to safety due to poor planning/design particularly when crossing major roadways such as RT 278

Name not shown outside Town Limits April 29, 2019, 9:34 AM

Have you noticed the crosswalk enhancements?
Yes


Do you think these enhancements are effective in improving crosswalk awareness for motorists?
Yes


Do you find these enhancements attractive?
No


Do you find these enhancements overdone?
No


Are you in favor of implementing these at other crosswalks on roads with speed limits 45 MPH?
Yes


Do you think traffic signals / stop lights should be installed at every crosswalk on US 278?
No


Do you think you know the applicable laws regarding pedestrians at crosswalks?
No


Please share other ideas that may improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety at unsignalized crosswalks.
The crosswalk at the Whole Foods parking lot to the emergency exit into Palmetto Dunes is marked but remains extremely dangerous. There is no off point for bicycles and pedestrians on the Whole Foods side. To make matters worse, people standing in the landscaping to wait to cross have to deal with 45 mph traffic making a tight turn into the parking lot. This should be resolved or fatalities will certainly be the result. ALSO, Palmetto Dunes proposal to add an entrance/exit at this busy and dangerous area should be scrapped in favor of a pedestrian friendly crosswalk to Shelter Cove!

Name not shown inside Town Limits April 28, 2019, 7:49 PM

Have you noticed the crosswalk enhancements?
Yes


Do you think these enhancements are effective in improving crosswalk awareness for motorists?
Don't Know


Do you find these enhancements attractive?
Yes


Do you find these enhancements overdone?
No


Are you in favor of implementing these at other crosswalks on roads with speed limits 45 MPH?
Yes


Do you think traffic signals / stop lights should be installed at every crosswalk on US 278?
No


Do you think you know the applicable laws regarding pedestrians at crosswalks?
Yes

Bryan Bobinchuck inside Town Limits April 27, 2019, 6:26 PM

Have you noticed the crosswalk enhancements?
Yes


Do you think these enhancements are effective in improving crosswalk awareness for motorists?
Yes


Do you find these enhancements overdone?
No


Are you in favor of implementing these at other crosswalks on roads with speed limits 45 MPH?
Yes


Do you think traffic signals / stop lights should be installed at every crosswalk on US 278?
No


Do you think you know the applicable laws regarding pedestrians at crosswalks?
Yes


Please share other ideas that may improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety at unsignalized crosswalks.
Are lights still on the agenda?