Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle on State Street

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An injury traffic accident occurred at State Street at Yanonali Street: Vehicle vs Pedestrian.

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PitMix Jun 24, 2019 10:13 AM
Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle on State Street

Or maybe the City didn't bother to inspect the project? It took a couple of years for them to get the bike lanes striped on the Micheltorena Overpass and only after I reported it after cars parked there during Solstice and Fiesta. And in my neighborhood a contractor put a no parking sign in the middle of a 3 ft wide sidewalk which required wheelchairs to go into the street in that area. Another thing that was fixed after I asked if they knew about it.

tagdes Jun 22, 2019 11:06 AM
Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle on State Street

So you know for a fact that the contractor set it correctly and the City inspector came by and approved it in situ and the contractor didn't deviate from the plan at any time. Guess you're a tad naive...in my 30 years as a construction inspector and Resident Engineer you probably won't believe that I have had instances where the contractor tried to cut corners or deviate from the plans to save time and or money.

a-1566403838 Jun 21, 2019 07:51 PM
Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle on State Street

Dr0ve through there yesterday afternoon (Thurs.), heading south and there were all kinds of orange cones (with some already having been run over) and the guy driving ahead of me had absolutely **no clue** as to the width of his sedan. We were going at a snail's pace (10mph), as he hypercautiously negotiated the narrowed lane. All one could do was laugh at his silliness. Then, coming back north, same kind of stupid set-up, with pedestrians walking 1/2 in the lane and it was sort of a "what the HELL is going on here?," with outoftowners thoroughly flustered and locals frustrated. I hope City work crews (or whomever is responsible for that TERRIBLE coning set up) have already finished the job. What a MESS. Narrowing that section of lower State to one lane each way always was and will forever be a bad, bad plan.

PitMix Jun 24, 2019 10:09 AM
Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle on State Street

Unless your plan was to discourage anyone from actually driving in that area. Then it is working out like gangbusters. I myself would never drive in that area, and probably will avoid Cabrillo once the planners-that-be steal a lane from each direction. Better get your electric bike now, because those will be the only vehicles moving in that area after the road diet.

LocalMatt Jun 21, 2019 07:12 PM
Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle on State Street

Of course it did. The new blinking yellow lights to make a left turn from state to yanonali confuse tourist and for that matter locals. It's a bad accident waiting to happen

a-1566403838 Jun 22, 2019 05:02 PM
Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle on State Street

There is a purpose to that particular flashing yellow light. In the event that a train is coming during a green light on State, if the flashing yellow weren't there, the southbound State light would turn red, while northbound State light would remain green so that the intersection could clear any backup on the train tracks. However, southbound drivers waiting to turn left may not realize the opposing light is still green as theirs turns red, and may try to make the left turn because they believe the opposing light has also turned red. It was a dangerous situation waiting to happen, with potential for a train-car collision should an accident occur. The yellow flashing turn light solves this problem.

tagdes Jun 22, 2019 10:03 AM
Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle on State Street

Not sure where the confused tourist are from as the flashing yellow for left turns has long been in use in Europe and is a Federal Highway Admin. national standard here since it has proven to be the safest left turn control by far. The common alternative, a 5 light doghouse signal with a yield sign such as is used at Foothill and Alamar takes longer to assimilate but is used where there are opposing left turns. The use of the flashing yellow was brought about by the closing of the N-bnd left into ATK and allows phasing for faster movement through the intersection. If one notices the phasing changes hourly and daily along through upper State and elsewhere regardless of whether controlled by cameras or in pavement loops.

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