Pedestrians and Cyclists Will Benefit from Upgrades on Crows Landing Road
MODESTO, CA - Crows Landing Road is receiving an upgrade to make it safer, according to MODBEE.COM. With a six million dollar price tag, the mile and a half long stretch will receive bike lanes running in both directions, raised medians, and flashing beacons at some crosswalks.*
Additional improvements will include better lighting, access for disabled pedestrians, and other modifications for the sidewalks.
While officials had considered widening the road to perhaps four or six lanes to accommodate more cars and trucks, officials ultimately went a different direction and chose to make the roadway more neighborhood friendly.
The road is generally considered difficult and risky to navigate by foot. Parking lots for businesses lining the road mean that cars are turning onto the road in several different spots. Cyclists are sharing lanes with cars, and the existing sidewalks are narrow. In some locations, the sidewalks are completely absent.
The state hired a Florida-based walkable streets expert to review the roadway for planning improvements. After analyzing the road, the expert called the road one of the most challenging he has come across in the nation.
Parents at a local school managed to urge some change to a crosswalk where children often must cross over five traffic lanes to get to and from their campus.
Pedestrians face many risks in the United States. These vulnerable road users are tragically dying larger numbers each year. California, along with Georgia, Florida, Arizona, and Texas account for 47 percent of all pedestrian deaths in the nation.
Put Our Law Firm's Legal Experience To Work For You! We Know What It Takes To Win!™
While we hope you are safe and never need our services, our Accident Lawyers are here to help you if you are involved in any type of accident or just have a question. Call Montlick & Associates, Injury Attorneys, for your free consultation today. Our law firm has been representing those who suffer serious injuries for over 37 years and our attorneys have recovered billions of dollars in compensation for personal injury claims and collision lawsuit settlements for our clients. We Know What It Takes To Win!™
If you are having trouble obtaining compensation for medical bills, lost wages, rental car reimbursement, and other accident-related costs from the at-fault drivers insurance company adjuster, call to learn about your rights.
No matter where you are located our lawyers are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you. Call us nationwide 24 hours day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333), or simply dial #WIN (#946) from your mobile phone. You can also visit us online at Montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or Free 24-hour live chat.