Comment 113476

By ergopepsi (registered) | Posted August 18, 2015 at 14:59:21 in reply to Comment 113473

The 'dooring' danger exists currently on Herkimer - both for bikes and oncoming cars despite the current width of the road. Drivers often aren't paying attention and are going too fast to swerve if suddenly confronted by a door. I always do a shoulder check before getting out of my car and I wait until all cars have passed before getting in.

The major benefit of this change for me is the traffic calming which will make the street safer for everyone. I was initially concerned about my car getting sideswiped but I don't think it will be a problem. Drivers will move more slowly as the narrower path will force them to pay more attention.

Another point, between Dundurn and Locke, traffic will be a nightmare for pickup and drop off at St Joe's but I bet it will be far more manageable for the poor crossing guard at Herkimer and Locke who currently has to manage four crossings where very often there are three cars lined up at Herkimer waiting to turn left, turn right and cross Locke along with cars coming from both directions on Locke.
Maybe some of those parents will drop their chubby little YouTube-heads off a block away and have them walk gasp 300 metres to get to school.

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