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Pedestrian crosswalks added to Gulf of Mexico Drive

Pedestrian crosswalks added to Gulf of Mexico Drive

In Spring, Longboat Key saw the installation of crosswalks along Gulf of Mexico Drive. The crosswalks were a somewhat contentious installation, as residents were divided on their actual safety. At a workshop in April, all seven commissioners reached consensus to remove the crosswalks for reasons varying from their unsafe location, lack of use and primarily […]

January 2, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Crosswalk removal plan gets pushback from FDOT

Crosswalk removal plan gets pushback from FDOT

“FDOT was very concerned with the crosswalks as death trap rhetoric.”

May 2, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Commission decides to remove all crosswalks

Commission decides to remove all crosswalks

“It gives them false security and that is so much more dangerous,” said Irwin Pastor.

April 25, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Latest Longboat crosswalk plan to mar island entrance with FDOT signs

Latest Longboat crosswalk plan to mar island entrance with FDOT signs

Is an inferior, but cheaper solution, a good enough outcome?

April 15, 2016 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

North end sidewalk, crosswalk, under review

North end sidewalk, crosswalk, under review

Commission has requested lowering speed limit to 35 mph north of Broadway.

April 15, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

FDOT responds to comments calling LBK crosswalks unsafe

FDOT responds to comments calling LBK crosswalks unsafe

Marking a crosswalk does not take the responsibility out of the pedestrian and driver’s hands.

March 15, 2016 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Additional crosswalk signage on way

Additional crosswalk signage on way

Town Manager Dave Bullock said the recently installed crosswalks on Longboat Key will receive new flashing signage as well as pavement markers to give motorists advanced warning of a crossing. Bullock has been under pressure by the Commission to push the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to make the crosswalks safer following complaints by residents […]

February 27, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Crosswalks are an unmitigated disaster

Crosswalks are an unmitigated disaster

It is difficult to imagine how the Commissioners could have done more things wrong!

February 27, 2016 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Longboat pins hope on new crosswalk signage

Longboat pins hope on new crosswalk signage

Bullock pressed FDOT to take measures after man was hit by car.

February 15, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Engineering stupidity on Longboat Key

Engineering stupidity on Longboat Key

We have created not a safer way to cross GMD. Just the opposite: In fact, if you want to commit suicide, you do not have to drive to the Skyway to jump — just use the crosswalks on Longboat Key.

February 15, 2016 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »