See Something, Say Something

See Something Say Something

When you’re out & about in our town of Dunwoody and notice freshly-paved roads, take a look at the lane width and check to see if they are the appropriate width for the area.

See the below for newly repaved segments of Vermack near Womack along Dunwoody High School and also Vanderlyn in front of Vanderlyn Elementary. Lane markings have been painted on Vermack. Hopefully / usually the first painting is temporary. The permanent paint is applied a few weeks after the asphalt has fully dried & sealed. So we should have a very good chance chance here to create safer neighborhoods simply by realigning the painted stripes.

Contact Dunwoody Public Works Department

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Director of Public Works:

Michael Smith michael.smith@DunwoodyGA.gov

Phone: 678-382-6850

Thoughts to ponder

How can we increase SAFETY for all users of our public streets? Lane narrowing has proven to calm & slow traffic. Adding buffered bike lanes along these segments can help our children have a safer CHOICE to ride their bikes to school; adds greater separation from motor vehicles of persons walking on sidewalks; signals to drivers that “people live here”, and increases property values.

Vermack Road

Vermack @ Old Village Mill, looking north towards Womack.Asphalt Width: 24’White line to white line width: 20’ 6”

Motor Vehicle Lane Width: 10’ 3”

Traffic Calming measures include:

·         10-ft travel lane widths.

·         No Center Yellow line

Curb-to-curb not wide enough for bike lanes.

 Vermack at Old Village Mill

 

Vermack @ Womack, looking north towards Vanderlyn. DHS on the rightAsphalt Width: 33’ 6”White line to white line width: 26’

Motor Vehicle Lane Width: 13’

Shoulder width: 3’ 8”

Recommendations:

·         Paint 10-ft travel lane widths.

·         No Center Yellow line

·         4-ft Bike Lanes

·         2-ft striped buffer (see Perimeter Center East)

 Vermack at Womack

 

Vermack @ Womack, looking north towards Vanderlyn. DHS on the rightWhite line to white line width: 26’Recommendations:

·         Paint 10-ft travel lane widths.

·         No Center Yellow line

·         4-ft Bike Lanes

2-ft striped buffer (see Perimeter Center East)

 

 Vermack at Womack measurement

 

Vermack @ Womack, looking north towards Vanderlyn. DHS on the rightShoulder width: 3’ 8”Recommendations:

·         Paint 10-ft travel lane widths.

·         No Center Yellow line

·         4-ft Bike Lanes

·         2-ft striped buffer for bike lane (see Perimeter Center East)

 Vermack at Womack - Shoulder width

Vanderlyn Drive

25 MPH Residential in front of Vanderlyn Elementary.

 

Vanderlyn Drive, looking towards Vermack in front of Vanderlyn ElementaryAsphalt Width: 33’ 6”Possibilities to consider:

·         Paint 10-ft travel lane widths.

·         No Center Yellow line

·         4-ft Bike Lanes

·         2-ft striped buffer for bike lane (see Perimeter Center East)

Questions:

Are there on-street parking spaces designated for either DHS or Vanderlyn Elementary? If yes, how many and how did they get this approved?

What is the formal process for requesting & approving on-street parking facilities?

Who approves this?

Is there a public notice & meeting prior to this decision?

What is the process to reduce or eliminate on-street parking?

 Vanderlyn

 

 

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