|Parking Reports Back on Traffic Study of Kendrick/Crittenden Intersection|
|Thursday, August 13 2009|
Last fall, URMC Parking officials contacted the Monroe County Department of Transportation, asking traffic engineers to recommend ways to improve both the flow of vehicles and the safety of pedestrians passing through the Kendrick Road/Crittenden Boulevard intersection during peak morning and evening hours. This is the primary walking route for faculty and staff who park in Lot 1 and Lot 12 (formerly called “Lot 1 Reserved”).
After surveying the intersection, traffic engineers implemented the following changes this past spring:
· Adding three additional seconds to the pedestrian walk light, affording more time for those crossing east or west across Kendrick Road.
· During peak afternoon hours, adding five additional seconds to the east- and west-bound green lights, allowing vehicles extra opportunity to head out of Lots 1 and 12 (formerly Lot 1 Reserved).
· Synching the lights at Crittenden/Kendrick, Kendrick/Elmwood, and Elmwood/MRB intersections to ensure a smoother traffic flow through this corridor.
Parking leaders offer a final tip specifically for Lot 1 parkers:
· If you’re ultimately planning to head home by driving west on Elmwood Avenue (leaving Lot 1 by taking a left onto Kendrick, and then another left onto Elmwood), you can skip these lights altogether by heading to the rear of the lots, heading north along Intercampus Drive, and then taking Moore Drive (one-way) out to Elmwood. (See map here; the yellow line represents a traditional route, and the green shows a shortcut to avoid lights.)
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