So the uber controversial Central Avenue median proposal is dead, as it should be. But there’s still $800,000 in funding available to make safety improvements on Central Avenue between School and Hiller roads.
As previously discussed by the McKinleyville Municipal Advisory Committee, the median was a bad idea. It would limit access to local businesses and make it extremely difficult for large cars to get to the other side of the street.
But what other improvements could be made? Are there sections where mini-medians would work? How about colorizing the bicycle lanes as a traffic-calming measure? Are there areas where additional crosswalks could be installed?
The answers to these questions should come from the people who know best – the residents and business owners in Mack Town.
This is a great opportunity for the fledgling McKMAC to step up and take a leadership role. There is $800,000 in safety-related road funding earmarked for this particular stretch of roadway. How would the McKMAC, in consultation with residents and businesses, like to see this money spent?