Comments for “University of Alaska Fairbanks Bicyclist Safety Proposal”

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  1. Stringio

    Added March 27 2012

    To add to the previous comment, the snow berms from plowing the road in winter make it difficult to see cars on the road when coming from the bike path. The snow at the top of the hill sometimes makes stopping awkward as well, as there are piles of snow in the middle of the bike path.

  2. Stringio

    Added March 27 2012

    I have personally almost been hit by 2 cars running the stop sign coming down the hill. Both noticed there were no other cars present, and did not see me proceeding through the intersection. There should be cross walks or something to alert drivers to the fact pedestrians or cyclists may be present.

  3. Stringio

    Added March 27 2012

    This road is very icy during break-up, as there is nowhere for the water to drain during the day. Large standing pools of water, a narrow road, and ice during freezing temperatures at night make the road dangerous. Also, the sidewalk is not good for riding, as it is narrow, full of driveways and often parked cars block views of the road.

  4. Stringio

    Added March 27 2012

    The lack of a shoulder is also troubling for rollerskiers, who have to use this road several times per day. Also, gravel is rarely swept from the road. Widening would definitely be helpful.

  5. Stringio

    Added March 13 2012

    I'm not sure if this is a bike path, but if it is, it would be great to create a pedestrian walkway and a bike path separately so that pedestrians would be more safe from speedy bicyclists.

  6. Stringio

    Added March 13 2012

    The exit off the bike lane towards Madcap is great (I am especially a fan of the little stop sign), but it is impossible to use in the winter when the snow is not cleared from it.

  7. Stringio

    Added March 06 2012

    In the summer I like to ride with my six year old out to the Gardens. It's a dangerous ride with no shoulder for us to ride on.

  8. Stringio

    Added March 05 2012

    Not a safety issue as such - the commuter trail is an excellent alternative to the dangers of W Tanana Drive, but is underused in the winter. Perhaps paving it should be considered - skiers have several other options for getting to the West Ridge anyway. If nothing else, it would be nice to have the trail leveled out (i.e. remove the cant) as it would make snow biking on it much easier.

  9. Stringio

    Added March 04 2012

    I have fallen hard when my bike hit gravel on this road, i flew over my handle bars onto the road, good thing no cars were coming, it was dark and icy.

  10. Stringio

    Added March 04 2012

    it's difficult to find a quick way from here to the west ridge. end up walking up stairs with my bike.

  11. Stringio

    Added February 27 2012

    I commute by bike and car on this road twice a day and given the lack of a proper shoulder, limited sight distance, overhanging trees and brush, drivers going over the posted speed limit, and the occasional parked car by the reindeer pens it's a dangerous entrance onto campus.

  12. Stringio

    Added February 27 2012

    There is no shoulder for most of Tanana Loop W. It's hazardous in good weather, and deadly in rainy and icy conditions. Morning and evening commute times are awful. The courteous drivers who give bicyclists room often end up head-on with oncoming traffic (often going over the posted speed limit). A proper shoulder the entire length of the road and including the cluster intersection of the pull-out and Yukon Drive would benefit drivers, cyclists, and walkers.

  13. Stringio

    Added February 27 2012

    When you ride your bike up the hill on Tanana Loop, it is difficult to turn left. There is not a good way to walk as a pedestrian here either.

  14. Stringio

    Added February 27 2012

    Bike Lane disappears during winter and becomes part of the cars every day paths

  15. Stringio

    Added February 23 2012

    Need a bike path!

  16. Stringio

    Added February 22 2012

    This is a crazy and confusing intersection. A roundabout would make everything so much easier.

  17. Stringio

    Added February 22 2012

    Agree with the other comments...this curve is such a dangerous spot. Limited site distance, no shoulder or bike path, speed limit of 35 (if the drivers obey it), with two-way traffic make passing bicyclists safely impossible. Much to chagrin of some drivers behind me, I'll wait to pass until it's safe to do so.

  18. Stringio

    Added February 22 2012

    This entire stretch of road from the Sheep Creek Rd Exn to the Roundabout is dangerous because of the lack of a shoulder for bicyclists and foot traffic. I drive this route every morning on my way into work and am very nervous about encountering pedestrians and cyclists commuting to campus without adequate reflective gear during the long dark winter season.

  19. Stringio

    Added February 22 2012

    I love the plantings in this area; however, when driving up from Farmers Loop, the shrubs and low light (in winter) at the top of the hill sometimes make it difficult to spot bicycles/pedestrians at this crossing that are coming up on "cut-through" bike trail from Farmers Loop

  20. Stringio

    Added February 22 2012

    VERY limited site distance and narrow corridor; also no road shoulder or bike lane.

  21. Stringio

    Added February 22 2012

    N. Tanana Loop needs to be made safe and open for use for cars, bikes, and pedestrians. If $ from DOT isn't available, I'd opine that UAF can do it for much less. While the current road base isn't up to official specifications, after decades of heavy construction traffic, I'd think the base is pretty well compacted. This can provide relief on Yukon Drive for access to West Ridge, including into Reichardt Bldg and much improved safety down Kuskokwim Way.

  22. Stringio

    Added February 22 2012

    High traffic area in very narrow corridor with no bike lane/shoulder. At delivery entrance/driveway for Arctic Health and with construction on West Ridge, have a great deal of large vehicle traffic at times (construction equipment especially in the summer months).

  23. Stringio

    Added February 22 2012

    Tanana Loop coming up (or down) connecting with Yukon Drive (by Butrovich) is a nightmare. There is no shoulder, it is dark, and it is difficult to pass a rider safely.

  24. Stringio

    Added February 22 2012

    Re 3 way intersection with 2 stop signs comment. I'm comfortable with it as is.

  25. Stringio

    Added February 22 2012

    Need a bike and pedestrian path from Thompson Drive to CCHRC and the new Sustainable Village.