Comments for “FMATS 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan-- Draft Plan”

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  1. Stringio

    Added November 13 2018

    SR-39

    Cut back trees at transfer site so people can see down Chena pump, turn lanes for access to park off Chena pump. Foot bridge over road. Tunnel will just flood and the homeless problem will just get worse.

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  2. Stringio

    Added November 12 2018

    SR-39

    I support the proposed tunnel near Woodriver School and rehabilitation of the bike path along Chena Pump Rd. This will provide outdoor recreation opportunities in a densely populated part of Fairbanks, particularly beneficial for Woodriver School. The tunnel is a great way to provide safe access beneath a busy, high-speed road. The tunnel idea may be new to Fairbanks, but is already widely and effectively used in Anchorage. I respect concerns that the tunnel is a "blind spot" but overall the positives far outweigh the negatives from a safety standpoint.

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  3. Stringio

    Added November 12 2018

    SR-39

    I’m torn on this under ground tunnel idea. You go in one side and nothing is visible till the other side. There is a known problem of users and homeless people in that area of land. Is this conservation designed to clean the area up and evict the homeless? I don’t think it’s safe idea nor a smart use of the budget. I would love to have an area my children could ski so close to school, however I am very aware of the crime, break ins, and squatters in that area. I think that something should be done to clean up the area but not giving them a private path that can’t be seen by people. A sky bridge is cheaper and safer for all, especially the elementary students and our children in that area you are trying to appeal to

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  4. Stringio

    Added November 09 2018

    This intersection is a perfect illustration of why surface-level pedestrian crossings on Chena pump are problematic. I live in the University West neighborhood and frequently see people nearly struck by vehicles crossing either from the just-a-store area to Dartmouth of vice versa. Many drivers simply do not expect pedestrians to be crossing in this area, and the intersection sees huge traffic spikes at 8AM and 5PM that keep drivers more focused on the car in front of them instead of the pedestrians in the cross walk.

    An alternative method for crossing Chena Pump would be fantastic! I really think the idea of a sub-surface tunnel or skywalk would really serve the neighborhood well. I understand the current plan would implement a tunnel further down near the school, but some thought about regular users of this intersection would also be greatly appreciated.

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  5. Stringio

    Added November 07 2018

    SR-39

    I think this is a great idea to give public access to the area.

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  6. Stringio

    Added November 07 2018

    SR-39

    A fantastic plan to improve safe crossing of Chena Pump Road. I'm for it!

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  7. Stringio

    Added November 06 2018

    SR-39

    I really love walking on the IALT lands across from Woodriver elementary but we could use a safe way for students to cross the road to get there! Pearl Creek has great ski trails for students to use for Ski club and Running club after school and the addition of this park would be such a great addition to the opportunities for Woodriver students! Maybe a tunnel under the road? Those work great in Anchorage parks! Then all the traffic out Chena Pump road wouldn't be disrupted either! (also repaving that super bumpy bike path while we're at it;)

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  8. Stringio

    Added November 06 2018

    SR-39

    A pedestrian tunnel between the Chinook Conservation Park and Woodriver is a fantastic suggestion to have a safe way for pedestrians to cross such a busy road.

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  9. Stringio

    Added November 06 2018

    SR-39

    Chena Pump Road needs a safe crossing point for pedestrians - the demand for this is evident and a new public park will only exacerbate things. A tunnel under Chena Pump to the new conservation park will improve the quality of life for all residents in the area and provide a safe route for children attending Woodriver Elementary. It's high time for Fairbanks to invest in better pedestrian infrastructure.

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  10. Stringio

    Added November 05 2018

    SR-39

    I was out walking in this area a couple weekends ago, and I noticed a real need for a place to safely cross Chena Pump Road, especially now that the property owned by the Land Trust is publicly accessible. It's a really hazardous and wide road.

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  11. Stringio

    Added November 05 2018

    Chena Pump is a major traffic artery and safe crossing points for non-vehicular traffic are limited. A tunnel would improve summer and winter recreational and pedestrian access to the green space to the west, as well as pedestrian traffic to and from Woodriver Elementary School.

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  12. Stringio

    Added November 05 2018

    This intersection needs a turn lane in both directions from Sheep Creek/Goldstream onto Murphy Dome Rd because there is poor visibility coming from the west, it is often very slippery there, and traffic moves quickly.

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  13. Stringio

    Added November 05 2018

    Bus service on the Sheep Creek -- Goldstream -- Ballaine loop around the University would be amazing

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  14. Stringio

    Added November 05 2018

    Need better access from WoodRiver School to the Chinook Conservation Park on the other side of Chena Pump Road. This would be a great resource for the students and teachers if they could safely walk there

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  15. Stringio

    Added November 04 2018

    SR-39

    Improved pedestrian access across Chena Pump Road is needed in this area. With the coming Chinook Conservation Park safe access to the park will be important, and a pedestrian tunnel will make for continuous (and fast) connection between the Chena Ridge and University West neighborhoods.

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  16. Stringio

    Added November 02 2018

    MR-67

    I believe this, along with the pedestrian crossings on College Road, should be of higher priority. This should occur in the short-term.

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  17. Stringio

    Added November 01 2018

    SR-34

    I live in the neighborhood (Island Homes) across the river from this project. The road noise from this section of the Steese is extremely loud already. I'm concerned that these changes will increase the noise, so I would greatly appreciate if attention were paid in this project to dampen sound, perhaps by adding one of those sound baffle walls that is present on Peger Rd. Thank you for your consideration.

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  18. Stringio

    Added October 26 2018

    The sound-barrier wall is nearly inline with bicycle traffic heading south over the Chena River Bridge in the center of the pathway. This is a bit of a problem in daylight, but a real problem in the dark (i.e., biking south in the dark in the center of the bridge will cause you to smack into the north end of the wall). Suggest a vertical reflector strip to help bike lights detect the wall sooner. May have to place reflector(s) so they don't confuse vehicle traffic.

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  19. Stringio

    Added October 26 2018

    12th Avenue from Noble to the Federal Courthouse property needs to be repaved. There are many many poorly repaired potholes here. The increased traffic from the new TVC parking lot configuration does not help.

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  20. Stringio

    Added October 26 2018

    This intersection needs a traffic-sensing signal to facilitate additional traffic on 12th Ave now that TVC has changed their parking lot configuration, in addition to the Fed Courthouse traffic. TVC's building and the new park fence makes it very difficult to see oncoming traffic on Noble St.

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  21. Stringio

    Added October 25 2018

    VLR-31

    good project-- example

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