The City is seeking public comments regarding transportation facilities that lack connections such as paths, roads or areas with safety, or significant congestion. Consider areas that lack facilities available such as a traffic signal, sidewalks, bike lanes, road width, transit stops, etc. Keep in mind growing areas of the City along Garden Valley Blvd, Lookingglass Street, Diamond Lake Blvd, Newton Creek Road and unincorporated areas like Winchester or Charter Oaks. We are seeking general public input from people that use our facilities on a daily basis to support data for the update to our Transportation System Plan. So, your input is valuable.
When turning North onto Stewart Parkway from Harvard Ave there is a very dark stretch from the entrance to the park up to the YMCA. This is an area of high pedestrian traffic around the park and the baseball fields that can be dangerous due to low visibility for drivers. Currently there is only one street light in this stretch of road and I believe more street lights would make it safer for everyone.
TRANSPORTATION SAFETY CONCERNS
A. The entrance into South Roseburg on Highway 99/(Oakland-Shady Hwy)
has a extreamly narrow shoulder for limited bicycle and pedestrian travel.
B. Inadequate street lighting coverage for vichicle and pedestrian traffic.
C. Missing Signage: Entrance Welcome, Bike Travel, Crater Lake National Park
D. Se Main Street, area between Marsters Ave and Booth Ave, missing sidewalks, and safety railing.
E. Missing sidewalks (Eastside of Se Main Street, Southgate Market area to Rice Ave ) F. Inadequate street lighting coverage from Southgate Market into Downtown/CBD
CONNECT ROSEBURG BIKE PATH WITH DOUGLAS COUNTY Rebuild the collapsed pedestrian (Alexander footbridge) access to our county fairgrounds and museum. Reconnecting our bicycle/pedestrian facilities with the county bike path will create a complete 'loop' around the entire city of Roseburg. The footbridge is a National Historic Landmark and could leverage funds from grants specific to historic preservation.
TRANSPORTAION STUDY RAILROAD CROSSING RAMPS The immediate need for transportation option while trains are on the move is essential to all transportation needs. My entire life this city comes to a stop (sometimes several times a day) for train crossings at Oak and Washington Bridges as well as Garden Valley and North Stephens Street. Build railroad crossing over ramps so auto/bicycle/pedestrian traffic may travel through rather than backing up and creating unsafe conditions for all citizen and visitor travel.
NORTH I5 FREEWAY ONRAMP The safety of our children should be our highest priority. A. Hypotheticaly, IF the intersection at the highschool light was timed to stop traffic and at the same time initiate a pedestrian crossing light at the North bound onramp. When the traffic intersection light turns Green, then the Pedestrian crossing light stays Red for pedestrian traffic planning to cross at the Northbound freeway on ramp. B. Study, Plan and Build a designated Right Hand Turn Lane to enter onto the Northbound I5 Freeway onramp from the intersection onto the freeway on both Northbound and Southbound Freeway access.
Thank you for asking for citizen input on our transportation areas of concern. :)
I cycle on the Stewart Park bike paths into Downtown Roseburg. The NE Pine st section needs improvement, paving, bike path markings. Also to get from the bike path which goes under the Washington & Oak st bridges needs a good way to go across Oak st bridge.
For school bus routing we must use two buses on parallel streets in NE Roseburg due to unpaved sections. It would be nice if those portions of NW Kerr and NW Vine, between Clover and Meadow, were paved. We have a number of walking students from Jo Lane that walk north of the school on streets with open ditches, no sidewalks, and in some spots nearly no road during the rainiest part of the year. With the NW Stewart Pkwy planned improvements it appears that the plans include sidewalks from Harvey south to the river this will make it safer for pedestrians. Living directly across from Stewart Park the improved sidewalks at the bridge will probably stop some ad hoc parking that happens on the west side of Stewart Pkwy which has always appeared to be a safety concern. Students walking home from Fremont tend to be less observant of traffic as they step off the bridge on the park side of the street. Off Harvard, we have two times each day when it would be nice if traffic lights were programmed with a slight modification to allow more buses to pull through the light on any given cycle. Morning bus routes into Fremont Middle School, Fir Grove and Roseburg High and again at dismissal times in the afternoon are most frequently impacted.
Instead of incorporating pedestrian crossing with car movements install a pedestrian activated "x" crossing that stops all car traffic and allows pedestrions to cross right, left or diagonally. This would reduce incidents of cars tryibg to turn in front or behind oedestrians still in the cross walk or worse not seeing pedestrians at all on 4 lane roads.
Historic Pine Street's Waterfront Inadequate Street, Bike Path and Sidewalk around this Historic area of Roseburg: Pine Street going north of Douglas Avenue is a bike path; sidewalk; and city street all on a 10-12 feet wide piece of worn out asphalt. This 1000' section services all of the city of Roseburg's general commercial zoned waterfront inclusive of many historic homes and even a city park (Deer Creek park at the south side of the mouth of Deer Creek) plus connects all the bike paths so that bikes and pedestrians are not forced out to Stephens Street into significant highway traffic. This section from Douglas Avenue to Deer Creek needs to be redesigned to make safer and more attractive to both tourists and locals visiting our general commercial zoned areas on the waterfront. With such improvements more private investment will be attracted to make Roseburg's waterfront an economic driver to assist downtown businesses at the same time of making this area safe for all. This area was the original "Deer Creek Settlement" area which predated the city's name being changed to Roseburgh ("h" later dropped) and has significant history to assist as an economic driver but the path/road/sidewalk is very unsafe and unattractive not even close to local requirements. So this 1000' long section is clearly inadequate as a bicycle path, sidewalk for residences and businesses and a city street so it should be addressed for both safety and the opportunity to build our commercial zoned waterfront to draw visitors and locals to the downtown area.
I enjoy walking as a form of exercise and recreation. I prefer to run errands on foot whenever practical. After retiring I accomplished a goal of walking every street in Roseburg. I live near downtown and recently, when contemplating walking to the Arts Center, I realized I just didn't want to do it because Harvard is not a pleasant place to walk. Here's why I say that: The freeway onramp by the high school is difficult to safely negotiate. The multiple driveways into parking lots (especially at Grocery Outlet) create many opportunities for auto/pedestrian conflict--does each aisle of the parking lot really need access to Harvard? Sidewalks need more separation from traffic. And, what I would really love to see would be some vegetation to soften all the asphalt and concrete and help muffle traffic noise. Street trees would make it (and any other street in town) much more appealing. We have to go beyond just thinking about traffic signals, road width, etc. in this planning process and consider aesthetics. Make our city streets into something that makes people say, "Wow, Roseburg is a beautiful place." (I singled out Harvard because I live nearby, but the same could be said for Garden Valley Blvd.)
Currently not possible for a pedestrian or bicyclist to easily get from GV (near GV Mall) to Stewart Parkway (near Edenbower) from Stewart Park path. The city should explore extending the pedestrian- bike path parallel to I-5 from GV to Stewart Parkway-Edenbower. North of the GV Mall the land is undeveloped (although there is a steep hillside to contend with). Obtaining right-of=way across the undeveloped private land may be problematic.
Use established principles of access management as a guide to planning and design of approaches along corridors to ensure adequate access to property and to ensure the capacity of the roadway is maintained, at a relatively low cost.
Access Management typically includes: ** Frequency, location, spacing and design of private driveways ** Left/Right turn lanes ** Frequency and location of cross streets ** Frequency and location of traffic signals ** Use of median barriers ** Sight distances and corner clearances ** Other safety measures
As you develop the plan, manage the number of conflict points along roadways by limiting the number of driveways and in some locations restricting turning movements. When approaches are in close proximity to one another, drivers can be overwhelmed by all of the conflict points, increasing the potential for crashes. Studies indicate that 50-60% of accidents are access related. These include all left turn and right angle accidents, and most rear end accidents. A 1992 study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found that 58% of urban area accidents occurred at or near intersections.
Could we go on a ride with planners so they can get a sense of how bikes flow? There needs to be an improvement at all the intersections around RHS, especially the i5 north Ramp, it is dangerous as it is now.