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Suggestions for the Walk/Bike Northampton Plan

The city is working with Alta Planning + Design to create Walk/Bike Northampton, a pedestrian and bicycle comprehensive plan. Please help us!

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  1. Safety at crosswalks

    Please install cross walk lights at the intersections of King and North, and King and Finn Sts. I see pedestrians in danger during weekday rush hour as they try to cross with no protection from...
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    Apr 15, 2016 by ARL (5 points)

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  2. South Street Traffic Problems

    My 11 month old daughter, my dog, and myself were almost killed this weekend crossing South St. After waiting much longer than should be acceptable, cars in both lanes stopped at the crosswalk so we...
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    Jun 6, 2016 by sarah gibbons (10 points)

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  3. South St traffic problems

    I have read about speed cushions, which function like speed humps, but allow for space in the middle of the road for emergency vehicles. This is an option for South St as it's a main emergency route....
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    Jun 6, 2016 by sarah gibbons (10 points)

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  4. Have the bicyclist pay a fee for road usage and to register all bike as a thief deterrent

    Hey their NOT doing their fair share to fund road maintenance, yet are the most vocal about pothole etc. We are excluded from using the bike paths and the highway funds are wasted on catering to their...
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    Jul 27, 2016 by Robert Kolakoski (5 points)

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  5. Bike Lane Barriers

    Please consider one of the physical barriers shown on this page to provide a barrier for the bike lane on South St. and prevent passing on the right....
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    Nov 30, 2016 by sarah gibbons (10 points)

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  6. South Street

    Perhaps sounding like a broken record, but I again experienced almost being hit on South Street. In the crosswalk, I started crossing with the closest car very far away the road in lane farthest from...
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    Jun 10, 2016 by sarah gibbons (10 points)

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  7. panhandlers

    HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE bike/WALK DON'T KNOW HOW THIS GOT ON YOUR INITIATIVE... i AM PRESENTING THE IDEA OF OUTREACH WORKERS TO COUNSEL ALL THESE ANNOYING PANHANDLERS..WHO ARE MOST LIKELY...
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    Jul 4, 2016 by Eleanor Small (5 points)

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  8. Balance-- a comment from Alan Verson

    I spend a lot of time cycling on the road so am certainly sympathetic to people riding bikes. However, there has to be a definite balance between the needs and expectations of people in cars and those...
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    Mar 8, 2016 by Wayne Feiden (15 points)

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  9. Parking at Maplewood shops

    I own a business at the Maplewood Shops. We have reserved parking for 1 hour in front of the shop. I understand that this is supposed to be for our benefit. Unfortunately it has been a problem...
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    May 7, 2016 by Kmd (5 points)

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  10. to make it illegal for snow to fall until Thanksgiving week...

    If Nature's God was put on Notice about premature white precipitation, an Request For Proposals could be issued, for economical solutions The "high tech community" would come up with "an...
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    Oct 28, 2016 by jackbarry99 (5 points)

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  11. A leap in new technology has been overlooked by Northampton

    Has nothing to do with walk/bike plan but I can't seem to change it. There's this new technology called a 'plastic shopping bag'. See the history goes, paper bags, uses trees etc and they don't have...
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    Mar 5, 2017 by none (10 points)

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  12. Netherlands-style Bike intersections

    This would be simply a design of intersections that reduces bike-car conflicts and makes people feel safer while cycling, they are extremely popular in the Netherlands. Here is a youtube video...
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    Feb 11, 2017 by aBen (15 points)

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  13. Improve accessibility

    Sorry I couldn't make the meeting this week. I travel in Northampton about 60% by foot, 35% by bike, and 5% by car. I am a very capable city biker and a fully able-bodied pedestrian. My concerns...
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    Mar 8, 2016 by Jen Nery (15 points)

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  14. NO RUMBLE STRIPS

    In terms of designing streets that make cycling safer and easier, making sure that there is nothing to restrict a cyclist's ability to occupy the position on the road that they think is best at the...
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    Apr 7, 2016 by Eli Damon (20 points)

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  15. Market bike lanes on North King Street

    I would love for the city to consider putting in marked bike lanes on North King Street, especially between the Hatfield border and the Damon Road/Bridge Street intersection. We have no bike paths out...
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    Sep 30, 2016 by Alison Keehn (5 points)

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  16. stop charging senior citizens a motor vehicle excise tax

    This has nothing to do with the bike path. Your site is difficult to navigate. My idea is to stop charging senior citizens the vehicle excise tax. Senior citizens are, for the most part, living on a...
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    Feb 4, 2017 by DK (5 points)

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  17. Snow blowing the sidewalks

    Yeah how about you start snowblowing the sidewalk that gos over the Coolidge bridge in Northampton or the bike trail bridge there are people who don't have cars and need to get from hadley to...
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    Feb 11, 2017 by Aj (10 points)

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  18. Sidewalk issues on Nonotuck St

    1. Problem: Crosswalk across Nonotuck (at Bliss) leads to an embankment instead of a ramp. Fix: Either move crosswalk or create ramp. 2. Problem: Multiple spots on Nonotuck's sidewalk where hedges...
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    Mar 19, 2016 by Brett Constantine (14 points)

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  19. Safety Issues

    I have two safety-related concerns. One has to do with keeping the trail from King Street to the Easthampton line clear; and the other has to do with trail etiquette. At this time, there is...
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    Mar 28, 2016 by Tom Riddell (5 points)

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  20. crosswalks

    As someone who lives and works downtown, i spend a lot of my time walking around town. i am most concerned about the state of the paint on the crosswalks particularly the diagonal crosswalk at the...
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    Mar 8, 2016 by kate glynn (15 points)

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  21. Suggestions from Meaghan Hall

    Many thanks for your work regarding Northampton's Pedestrian and Bicycle Comprehensive Plan. I was unable to attend the meeting yesterday, but I wanted to suggest a "No Right on Red" sign at the South...
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    Mar 8, 2016 by Wayne Feiden (15 points)

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  22. Observations from walking

    I have noticed (as I walk everywhere) the following things: 1. People often blow through the red light on South near Munroe (the pedestrian light). 2. People are not used to the left turn only...
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    Mar 8, 2016 by Wayne Feiden (15 points)

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  23. Some thoughts from a four season cyclist:

    Part of my family's choice to move here was bike infrastructure. 1. The obvious addition of an underpass to connect Hadley to Florence will be great. 2. Marked bike lanes on route 9 coming from...
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    Mar 8, 2016 by Ryan Merten (5 points)

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  24. defensive bicycle driver training (CyclingSavvy)

    I urge the city to use education as a primary strategy for empowering people to travel by bicycle. I am interested in personaly working with the city on this. With the proper training (such that...
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    Apr 7, 2016 by Eli Damon (20 points)

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  25. Pay those elderly that chose to work off some tax payment, the $15 dollar LIVING WAGE!

    Give us back our plastic bags! I WANT the TREES!

    Mar 12, 2016 by Saul Monella (5 points)

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