John O’Neill
Intersection

16th And Greenfield Is Chaotic

Two streets also intersect (poorly) with Muskego Ave. Congestion, confusion results.

By - Feb 10th, 2017 01:38 pm
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5 thoughts on “Intersection: 16th And Greenfield Is Chaotic”

  1. Rich says:

    …compounded by the city-wide problem of speeding and distracted driving.

    You forgot to mention the city-wide problems of “passing on the right through marked parking/bike/turning lanes” and “jumping off the line from the parking/turning lanes”.

    Prevention comes in three forms: engineering, enforcement, education:
    I can’t tell if the graphic is showing original concrete or tan shading where it is proposed (likely the latter); that sharp triangle blocking the parking lane and the remainder of the intersection from being used as passing lane falls right into that category, as do designated left-turn spaces, which I see is absent from Greenfield eastbound here.

    The city’s “road diet” improvements and others like you reference here for Muskego Ave have started to chip away at this, but they could do more. Unfortunately, their appetite for curb bump-outs and other solutions is low, usually because of kowtowing to snowplows and buses as well as resistance to moving the curb lines and causing other utility relocation.

  2. Cassandra says:

    Please correct the spelling of Cesar Chavez; thank you!

  3. Dave Reid says:

    @Cassandra Thanks… Corrected.

  4. Cassandra says:

    I’m curious, why isn’t the construction of medians a more common solution?

  5. Cassandra says:

    Adding medians would avoid problems with snowplowing, bus and bike lane interruption, drains, and utilities, wouldn’t it?
    [You can delete or merge my previous comment about medians.]

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