Walkability report from South Street to middle school

Location of problems:

  • Oldwood Drive crosswalk on South Street and the Foley Place crosswalk on Floral Ave
  • North side of Floral Ave near the Northwest corner of Floral Ave and Foley Place
  • Sidewalks or paths started and stopped

Please list any other problems you observed:
There is a short section along the North side of Floral Ave (near the Northwest corner of Floral Ave and Foley Place) where there is no sidewalk and you are forced to walk in the street at a fairly busy intersection. See picture.

arrow pointing to missing section of side walk

Section of missing sidewalk near Murray Hill Train Station. Path for kids walking to New Providence Middle and High School

Did you feel safe crossing streets?
Sometimes

Check any problems you observed:
There were no signals to help me cross

Were there crossing guards to help you cross streets (check all that apply)
Yes, but not where I wanted to cross

Check any problems you observed:
Drove too fast.  Did not stop for people in crosswalks

List any other problems you observed:
Even though traffic was fairly light we had to wait for several cars to pass before one would yield to the pedestrians in the cross walk

What route did you use when factoring in your answers to these questions?
West on Oldwood Drive Crossing South Street North on South Street West on Southgate Road North on Foley Place Crossing Floral Ave West on Floral Ave North on Chanlon Road Crossing Central Ave West on Central Ave Crossing Balcom Road North on Balcom Road East on Pioneer Drive South on Providence Street, crossing Pioneer Drive Crossing High Street East on High Street South on South Street Crossing Central Ave Crossing South Street east to Oldwood Drive

Overall, how pleasant and easy was your walk to/from school
Good

Did drivers behave safely?
Sometimes

ACTION LINE REQUEST DETAILS
DATE SUBMITTED: 10/30/2018 3:53 PM
CATEGORY TITLE: Safe Routes to School – WALK TO SCHOOL ASSESSMENT

SUGGESTION/ISSUE: …

School Name
New Providence High School

Municipality
New Providence

Today’s Weather
Sunny

Assessment Start Time
7:55am

Assessment end time
8:42am

Other, please specify:
Resident of New Providence, my children previously graduated NPHS

Is the speed limit along your route to school posted?
Yes

If the speed limit is posted, what is the highest speed limit along your route to school? Please list in MPH (miles per hour)
35 mph

Do you have a comfortable place to walk?
Sometimes