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Offline CbusTransit

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Re: Metro Cleveland: Road & Highway News
« Reply #180 on: October 31, 2017, 08:47:30 PM »
As somebody who lives on Franklin, I can tell you that people fly down this street, passing turning cars, speeding through school zones. Making it 25 miles per hour and combining that with traffic calming devices to make if feel like it should be 25 mph would be fantastic.

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« Reply #181 on: October 31, 2017, 11:26:45 PM »
^^^Yep. From a quick look at the ORC, it seems to be a total red herring, because the city can set the speed limit wherever it wants.

I thought that was strange when I read it, because there were ridiculously low 25 mph speed limits on what were basically country roads in Willoughby Hills (an incorporated city) for the longest time.

Those were speed traps, something WH is known for.

Likewise, Route 8 through Northfield Village has a 25MPH speed limit despite having no on-street parking or residential driveways and being four lanes all the way through.

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Re: Metro Cleveland: Road & Highway News
« Reply #182 on: November 02, 2017, 08:59:23 PM »
Community meeting tomorrow at @BlackbirdBaking! Beck Center, @LakewoodOhio, @clevemetroparks, and @NOACA_MPO all want to hear your thoughts on Detroit/Sloane/Valley Parkway intersection! https://t.co/oycorGmJgE
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Re: Metro Cleveland: Road & Highway News
« Reply #183 on: April 23, 2018, 10:07:50 PM »
West Shoreway bridge down to one lane, all summer long
http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2018/04/shoreway_construction_2018.html
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Re: Metro Cleveland: Road & Highway News
« Reply #184 on: April 24, 2018, 11:20:22 AM »
West Shoreway bridge down to one lane, all summer long
http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2018/04/shoreway_construction_2018.html

More dollars into a bridge that has outlived it's design!

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« Reply #185 on: April 24, 2018, 11:28:55 AM »
West Shoreway bridge down to one lane, all summer long
http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2018/04/shoreway_construction_2018.html

Yabo moves to Ohio City - "Wow this commute is great!"

5 months later -
- Shoreway entrance closed at 28th.
- Detroit backed up from the Bridge to 45th.
- *Tries route through the Flats* - St. Claire hill closed.
- *Moves to next option* - Hill under bridge up Main Ave to Lakeside closed.
- *Moves to next option* Hill up Front St. backed up to the old Wileyville.

1.2 miles and 41 minutes later arrives at work at E. 9th and St. Claire.

WHAT. THE. EFF.

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Re: Metro Cleveland: Road & Highway News
« Reply #186 on: April 24, 2018, 11:31:05 AM »
Might be quicker to bike or even walk.  And better for you.

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Re: Metro Cleveland: Road & Highway News
« Reply #187 on: April 24, 2018, 11:32:15 AM »
Might be quicker to bike or even walk.  And better for you.

Luckily I bought the bike last week. I'm planning on biking to work every Friday (as I won't have to be in a suit).

It will certainly be better for my mental health

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Re: Metro Cleveland: Road & Highway News
« Reply #188 on: May 24, 2018, 03:56:48 PM »
Construction work was progressing at East 9th in Euclid in downtown Cleveland until....

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Re: Metro Cleveland: Road & Highway News
« Reply #189 on: June 21, 2018, 09:26:31 PM »
Just a random question...why in the heck was the 480/71 interchange not set up as a cloverleaf?  It doesn't seem to make much sense to be set up as the current configuration.

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« Reply #190 on: June 21, 2018, 09:49:37 PM »
I don't have the blueprints in front of me, but I think part of it is the tricky, narrow location of where 71 and 480 meet (between the airport and the CSX rail lines) and the fact that the Berea Freeway, which is much older than either 71 or 480, wiggles its way into it. There's really no good way to configure those five entry points into a coherent interchange.
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« Reply #191 on: June 22, 2018, 09:14:37 AM »
Since we're asking random questions... Why is there no way to go south bound on I271 from West bound I480 at the interchange in Macedonia? I don't think there is a way  to go east bound on 480 from north bound 271 at that interchange either.

Something tells me it has something to do with I-80, but I wonder if anyone knows the true logic?

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Re: Metro Cleveland: Road & Highway News
« Reply #192 on: June 22, 2018, 09:33:38 AM »
There are the same problems at 271 and 77. Southbound 77 can’t go north on 271

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« Reply #193 on: June 22, 2018, 09:43:03 AM »
It's because both of those interchanges are diagonally going north or south, and I think they assume nobody would use those freeways to get to the other freeway and go the opposite direction. i.e. Somebody would just go straight to 271 rather than take 77 southbound or 480 westbound.

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« Reply #194 on: June 22, 2018, 10:05:45 AM »
Yeah it's fairly common for highway engineers to leave out interchange movements that would lead to "backtracking". You also can't go from 480 westbound to 80 eastbound without taking Lorain for a mile or so, because the traffic count of people heading west to go east would be so low as to not make economic sense to build extra ramps.
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Re: Metro Cleveland: Road & Highway News
« Reply #195 on: June 22, 2018, 01:20:37 PM »
I don't have the blueprints in front of me, but I think part of it is the tricky, narrow location of where 71 and 480 meet (between the airport and the CSX rail lines) and the fact that the Berea Freeway, which is much older than either 71 or 480, wiggles its way into it. There's really no good way to configure those five entry points into a coherent interchange.

Norfolk Southern. CSX comes north from Strongsville and Berea on two lines farther east. NS runs along the RTA Red Line and splits off at Rockport Yard next to I-480. FWIW.
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