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Anonymous
Please install a left hand turn signal for traffic turning south at the intersection of 5th ST and Spring ST. Also, there needs to be a four way stop or traffic light at the intersection of 5th and Williams. I work at GT in Tech Square and live in Midtown and the roads around Tech square and Midtown are in HORRIBLE condition.
Traffic Operations
Carl Holt
Add better No Parking Bike Lane sigbagsand pavement markings for the entire corridor.
Traffic Operations
Carl Holt
Create buffered or protected bike lane between W Peachtree and Spring St.
Traffic Operations
Andrew Singletary
I'm not sure how you can accomplish it, but it would be great if the traffic lights at 5th and West Ptree could be configured so that if you are traveling east on 5th Street from Georgia Tech, you could make the jog at West Peachtree and continue east on 5th Street. That is not possible currently, and it would be a great improvement.
General/Other Comments
Anonymous
In Tech Square, as you can see by the Google Maps images there are frequently Georgia Tech vehicles parked in the bike lane. Please add a concrete or divided barrier to prevent this.
Safety
Joe Hurley
Add protected buffers to the existing 5th Street bike lanes.
Safety
Paul
The new "pedestrian scramble" at 5th and spring is fantastic and should be kept and enhanced. One change: when Spring has a red light, pedestrians should be able to cross on the north side of the street. Since Spring is one way (and no turn on red) there are no conflicts, so pedestrians should be allowed to cross just on that one side. For all of 5th street, bike lanes should be separated wherever possible by a barrier (planted bioswales would be best). Prioritize pedestrians and bicyclists on the corridor.
Traffic Operations
Anonymous
This plan recognises that the streets are used by more than just cars. Thank you. As a pedestrian and cyclist in this area 5 days a week, I would like to see those uses highlighted to cars. Blocking off the bike lanes, more "dont block the box -- e.g. West Peachtree onto 5th (westbound) where cars frequently queue in the box blocking those turning from 5th on WP... thank you
Safety
Anonymous
This plan recognises that the streets are used by more than just cars. Thank you. As a pedestrian and cyclist in this area 5 days a week, I would like to see those uses highlighted to cars. Blocking off the bike lanes, more "dont block the box -- e.g. West Peachtree onto 5th (westbound) where cars frequently queue in the box blocking those turning from 5th on WP... thank you
Safety
Nathaniel Horadam
I have attached a short blog post I wrote two months ago on the case for incorporating a shared-use mobility zone into the 5th Street design between Williams and Spring. Traffic in the area is already unbearable, and the coming addition of more than 10,000 new jobs between the NCR, Coda and Anthem projects will make the situation noticeably worse. Midtown Alliance should use this project as an opportunity to designate more roadway to loading/unloading, as the current space for a single bus is clearly insufficient.
Traffic Operations
Dan
Something should be done to make 5h street, heading eastbound approaching Juniper, safer for bikes. Some options might include: a) making this a no right turn on red (if there is a bike there. or potentially all the time). b) Installing a yield to bicycles sign c) moving the bike lane to the center at that intersection. But routinely cars look left on to Juniper, not paying attention to the bikes coming up from behind on 5th street. They also turn right on red - frequently - into bikes in the bike lane. It seems to me that the bike lane is a "lane" and thus you shouldn't be able to turn right on red from the left (car) lane.
Traffic Operations
Dan Matioff
Heading eastbound on 5th street at the Juniper intersection needs some signage improvement. Currently cars routinely turn right on red - often into bicycles in the bike lane. It seems to me that this should not be a legal turn, since the bike lane is the right lane, and the left lane is the car lane. One cannot turn right on red from a left hand lane. In any case, there are a couple ways to solve this: 1) Prohibit right turns on red at that intersection. 2) Put up signage that says "Yield to bicycles" 3) Attempt to prohibit a right turn on red when there is a bike in the bike lane (may be too complex) 4) move the bike lane to the center at that intersection, making a right hand turn lane for cars.
Traffic Operations
Jason
Need more protections / barriers for bike lanes on 5th street corridor, as these are often blocked by delivery trucks and uber/lyft drivers. The intersection of 5th and Cypress also needs to be improved: a cyclist was hit by a car there just this morning and the addition of a four-way stop or a mini-traffic circle or other traffic calming measure at this intersection would go a long way to reduce more accidents like this by slowing down the traffic that often zooms down the street and doesn't notice the cycle lanes.
Safety
John Saxton
The bike lane between Piedmont and Peachtree is in pretty bad shape, often has debris, and currently features a lovely metal plate west of Juniper. Regular sweeping of existing facilities would be appreciated.
Safety
Kari
Please make the bike lanes along this stretch protected bike lanes separated with a curb from the street. The current lanes have frequent problems with people parking in them. It makes it hard for more timid cyclists, who then have to enter the stream of traffic.
Safety
Kari
5th and Williams should be a roundabout with protected bicycle facilities.
Safety
Kari
Please coordinate signals along 5th street to allow bike progression, so that bikes can continue without stopping if a typical bike speed of 15 mph is maintained.
Traffic Operations
Raj Lal
Please create protected bike lines with posts throughout the area, similar to what exists currently heading west on some segments of 5th street
Safety
Sean
It would be nice to have grade separated bike lanes from the road. The debris getting pushed into the bike lanes is a problem.
Safety
Anonymous
enorce and ticket obstruction of bike lanes by any vehicle, including postal and armored
Traffic Operations
Anonymous
Protected bike lanes please!
Accessibility
Lauren
The ped scramble at 5th and Spring has been GREAT. Please consider putting one at West Peachtree. This is a really confusing intersection and I think this would help immensely.
Accessibility
Byron
The Cypress & 5th street crosswalk is routinely ignored by drivers on 5th street. Also, drivers on Cypress street often do not realize that the intersection is not a four-way stop, and expect drivers on 5th street to stop for them. This intersection should either be made into a four-way stop, or given better signage or signals to remind drivers on 5th street of pedestrians crossing, and to warn drivers on Cypress that cross traffic does not stop. Also, for some reason, only the south and east sides of this intersection have striped crosswalks.
Traffic Operations
Jeremy
Back when I was a student at GT and rode my bike down fifth from Midtown, this is a spot I had a few near misses and one case of being hit by a car while riding in the Bike Lane. I really hope that dedicated, grade separated Bike lanes can be incorporated into the re-design.
Traffic Operations
Ben
It would be great to have a bus shelter here while waiting for XpressGa buses.
Traffic Operations
Jeff
Spring, West Peachtree, and Juniper need to be made into two way streets. Remove the fourth lane from these streets and turn it into a barrier protected bus lane, or street side parking. 5th Street is fine as is.
Traffic Operations
Matt
Increasing the visibility of the bike lanes -- particularly for cars turning onto 5th from side streets and parking garages -- would significantly improve safety for bike commuters. Something like the green striping used near turns on the Georgia Tech campus would be very helpful.
Safety
Andrew
There are a couple of stretches of sidewalk on Fifth Street between Myrtle Street and Piedmont Avenue that are paved in historic herringbone patterned brick. I would like to see these stretches restored and kept as brick paving, rather than being replaced by concrete. They add a very pleasant, authentic historic patina to the streetscape. In the past few months, a very lovely section has been destroyed and replaced by concrete; granted, the concrete was well-done, but it lacks the visual interest and character of the brick. Now, just across the street, another section is in danger of destruction due to the construction of a new apartment block. In many cases, these sidewalks date back to the late 19th century, even preceding the ubiquitous hexagonal tile sidewalks. They are a valuable aspect of Midtown, and are a small detail that enriches the texture of the neighborhood.
Comfort and Aesthetics
Reed Pitre
The vertical green legacy AT&T switch box blocks the view of westbound bicycle and vehicle traffic for drivers exiting 5th & Piedmont Townhomes and the heavily trafficked alley. It should be repositioned in any remodel of 5th Street.
Comfort and Aesthetics
AE
The open air parking lot on 5th and Spring is terribly ugly. Beyond that, the chain linked fence that borders the pedestrian scramble doesn't allow for a lot of pedestrians to wait because the quarters are so narrow. If the parking lot must stay the chain linked fence needs to go or a better design needs to be created.
Comfort and Aesthetics
Rob
As many other commenters have added, even though the bike lanes are marked well and heavily used, this stretch has been some of the most dangerous to bike through, especially with the street parking between Spring and Williams. The street parking should be swapped with the bike lane or removed entirely for much better protected bike lane. The pedestrian scramble at Spring is an excellent, productive inclusion. Better signage/road markings for both pedestrians and drivers is needed. I highly encourage the Spring St. two-way conversion, as that road is dangerous for bikers, cars, pedestrians, and aesthetics. (not in the scope of this particular project). Williams and 5th is a very dangerous intersection for pedestrian crossing. There are a dozen blind spots, and cars don't all know to look out for people here. The surface parking lot at 5th and Spring is unsightly, and has poorly managed sidewalks. I believe this is entirely owned by GT, but a pocket park with appropriate sidewalks would be perfect here! At least take the fences down, it's all unlocked anyway, so they're not keeping anyone out...
Traffic Operations
Anonymous
Atlanta needs more pedestrian & bike friendly areas. I'm for the project.
Accessibility
Anonymous
Cars don’t stop to let you cross when coming down 5th from Peachtree. The curb ramps and sidewalks were poorly repaired. The street sign is too high and is hard to see when you are in a car. Cypress’s issues - speeding and multiple people parking along the curbs. Drivers get impatient and are then impatient with pedestrians when they reach 5th.
Traffic Operations
Anonymous
Concur with the previous suggestion that 5th and Cyprus intersection be made a 4-way stop, rather than just the stop signs for Cyprus
Traffic Operations
Anonymous
I agree with previous comments that the intersection at Cypress and Fifth needs improvement. There is poor visibility of the limited signage, inadequate striping, and faulty curb ramps and sidewalks.
Traffic Operations
Rodney Cone
Protected bike lanes with physical barriers preventing cars straying into or parking in bicycle lanes would greatly improve the willingness of residents and visitors alike to use a bicycle rather than a car to move within midtown. This is a great first step to east west connection over the connector for pedestrians, bicycle riders and bus users.
General/Other Comments
Scott E
I'd love to see the bike lanes combined to the south side of 5th St as a protected cycle track. Instead of having a bike lane on each side that frequently has cars parked in it, we could use the same street width to make a 2-way cycle track on the south side. In the areas with parking spots, the cycle track would go between the sidewalk and the parked cars. In the other areas, a permanent barrier should be erected. This would greatly improve the feel of the street for novice cyclists and prevent cars parked in the bike lane, without changing the overall share of space for pedestrians, cars, and bikes.
Traffic Operations
Tim
Please keep the street parking on 5th between Piedmont and Juniper...residential parking is getting more and more difficult, and we need this. From Piedmont east bikes and cars share the lanes very well.
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Tim
I meant please keep the street parking on 5th between Piedmont and MYRTLE St. Sorry I could not find how to edit my comment.
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Anonymous
Are they going to make an effort to time the traffic lights so we don't continue to just go from one red light to the next? Many of our traffic frustrations would be reduced if lights were timed so going a certain speed in normal traffic had the possibility of hitting majority green lights. I don't want to hear that Atlanta can't time lights because it once had a department that did just that. Perhaps it does now and they're not doing their job.
Traffic Operations
Manny Rodriguez
Hi. Please consider making the intersection on Cypress and 5th a four-way stop intersection so pedestrians are safe to cross the street. Also adding a bright sings could help drivers see there's actually a pedestrian crossing on that intresection. I can see that intersection from my place and I have lost count of how many time bikers and pedestrians could have been hit. Thanks.
Traffic Operations
Anonymous
As a resident of this area, please retain the on-street parking between Piedmont and Myrtle. The traffic conditions here are quite residential so bikes and cars have long coexisted successfully in this block where vehicle speeds are low. Parking in the neighborhood is limited and what exists is necessary for residents and their guests.
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