July 22, 2008 - 4:37pm
Walnut Street roundabout
posted by Philip Anselmo in construction, roads, Walnut Street.
One of our readers got curious after reading a post on The Batavian from earlier today about the postponement of the Walnut Street reconstruction and addition of a roundabout. Many thanks for Russ Stresing for getting us the following images. The first is an artist's rendering of the roundabout, once it is completed. Below that is a satellite view of what the area looks like now — that image is borrowed from the Genesee County Web site.
July 22, 2008 - 8:18pm#1
The first illustration came courtesy of City Council President Charlie Mallow shortly after I asked him if I could scan a copy of it. He Emailed the attachment instead. The Genesee County map site is pretty cool. Its a way to see beyond what is visible from the street.
July 23, 2008 - 8:47am#2
Just wanted to share 2007 Community Survey done at the Batavia Area Jaycees Home Show: 3. Are you in favor of the roundabout planned for the Oak, Walnut, South Main, Pearl and Franklin street intersection? 28 - Yes: havent heard about it - sounds helpful 52 -No: BAD don’t know - sounds dangerous have'nt heard about this nothing about it?? not another maze, why waste money for something that wont work what are you talking about
July 23, 2008 - 9:15am#3
Judging by your comment, The Batavian is performing an important public service with these pictures. The conclusion the survey mentioned seems to come to is that people don't know enough about it to have an informed opinion. Let's hope they look more closely into the project and learn about its advantages and drawbacks. PS. Is there a link to the survey anywhere?
July 23, 2008 - 9:25am#4
I know that there has been a bunch of information put out about the roundabout. But, it sounds like we need to get some more information out to the public. I just emailed Philip some contact and basic information about the project; hopefully he can link to it. What’s important for everyone to understand, is that Walnut is a State road and they are financing this project. The DOT has demonstrated in a very detailed way that a roundabout is the best solution for traffic flow and safety. I know people are resistant to change but, it is important to keep an open mind. That corner is very dangerous crossing over to and from S. Main St the way it is. I go through that intersection every day, there are two blind corners. You can’t see oncoming traffic from over the bridge or coming around the corner from RT33, till they are right on top of you.
July 23, 2008 - 9:51am#5
I'm still finding out more about it, but off the bat it doesn't seem like such a bad idea, I live on Washington Ave and have to get on 33 to go to work, having a roundabout will cut down on accidents in a major way.
July 23, 2008 - 1:02pm#6
there is no current link to the survey, I will be updating the Jaycee web site soon (www.geneseeny.com/bataviajaycees) and will post it there.
July 24, 2008 - 6:23pm#7
The Batavia Area Jaycee website (www.geneseeny.com/bataviajaycees) was just updated with the 2007 & 2008 survey along with other information. Check out the new "community" button at the top of the page.
August 3, 2008 - 2:10pm#8
WOW.I drove through there on friday afternoon. LETS JUST CUT ALL THE TREES DOWN IN THE CITY. like dellinger ave. WTF
August 4, 2008 - 6:51am#9
Sure hope this project turns out more practical than the parking lots for Wendys, Tim Hortons and the Credit Union! Every time I go to one of those businesses, I feel like an accident waiting to happen.
August 5, 2008 - 11:19pm#10
And I thought that big S down town was a promotion for Shedguy-LOL