In case you haven't noticed, the City has installed a STOP sign on eastbound Winchell Ave. at Rambling Rd. In an email to the Association from Fred Nagler, City Engineer, he told us, "The installation will include an advanced warning sign that will be taken down after regular road users are accustomed to the new sign. Engineering will monitor the function of the intersection and evaluate the efficacy/safety of the new configuration after approximately six months. In addition, we will continue to study geometric changes that might be made to address concerns expressed by neighborhood residents."
Thank you to all who supported this effort by the ODWNA to help make that intersection safer for pedestrians, bikers and drivers. If you have any further thoughts or comments regarding that intersection, feel free to email us at the Association or the City Engineer directly here.
We will continue to monitor the situation with the City and inform you of any updates as we receive them.
The reason for this is that many residents over the years have witnessed numerous "near-miss" accidents as they relate not just to vehicles but walkers, joggers, cyclists and schoolchildren trying to cross there before and after school; the neighbors feel there is a significant safety issue with the current traffic setup.
We asked the City to explain more about traffic in general and that intersection in particular at our November 2011 Association meeting. You can review the meeting notes below: