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Mendon City Street Safety Meeting September 25, 2008. Plan as though you will never have sidewalks, But work as hard as possible to get them. The Mendon Rule. Patience. Understanding. Love for each other. What City Council Has Done. Submitted SNAP Plan & request for funding.

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Plan as though you will never have sidewalks,

But work as hard as possible to get them.

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The Mendon Rule

  • Patience.
  • Understanding.
  • Love for each other.
what city council has done
What City Council Has Done
  • Submitted SNAP Plan & request for funding.
  • Submitted request for Pedestrian Safe Sidewalk Program funding.
  • Met with UDOT rep for assistance with Highway 23.
what city council has done1
What City Council Has Done
  • Met with UDOT reps for assistance with railroad crossing.
  • Letters sent to UDOT about safety on Hwy 23.
  • Emails to UDOT requesting area map for new SNAP submission. (April to September)
what city council has done2
What City Council Has Done
  • Developed minimal street marking plan.
  • Developed minimal street sign additions.
  • Discussed with new UDOT manager requirement for Map.
  • Standardized speed limits.
what city council has done3
What City Council Has Done
  • UDOT Safety Training presented by City Council:
    • 3 sessions.
    • 33 children trained.
    • 18 parents trained.
results
Results
  • Denied SNAP funding.
    • Reasons:
      • Panel could not determine if we had sidewalks.
      • Funding only available for non-infrastructure items.
      • Needed detailed description of hazards.
  • Denied Safe Sidewalk Funding.
    • Reasons unknown.
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Results
  • Meetings with UDOT failed to initiate results.
  • Letters not answered with meaningful results.
  • Emails to UDOT ignored.
  • Less than 15% of Mendon children received UDOT Safety Training
results continued
Results (Continued)
  • Paved 125 North to railroad tracks.
  • Painted street cross walks and pedestrian walk lines. (Eagle Scout Project)
  • Created cross walk at 125 North intersection.
  • Installed stop signs 125 North intersection.
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Results
  • Installed school signs on 125 North.
  • Mountainside Elementary map provided by UDOT Sep 23.
  • Considering additional street marking.
  • Scheduling UDOT Traffic Engineer to make assessment of 100 East.
problems
Problems
  • Children walking in all areas of street.
  • Children riding bikes in all areas of street.
  • Children confused.
problems continued
Problems (Continued)
  • Lack of sidewalks and walking paths
  • Lack of city funding.
  • Poor adult driving:
    • Speeding.
    • Cell phones.
    • Not obeying street signs.
    • Attitudes/temper.
  • X
solutions
Solutions
  • Child training by parents:
    • Where to walk.
    • Where to ride bikes.
    • How to walk & ride bikes on streets.
  • Parental checks of child behavior.
  • Parental follow-up training with child.
  • Parental example.
solutions continued
Solutions (Continued)
  • Adult Drivers:
    • Avoid 100 East (8:30-9:00 am & 3:20-3:40pm)
    • Avoid use of cell phones.
    • Observe speed limit.
    • Obey traffic signs.
    • No “U” Turns in streets.
    • Enter 125 North from County Road 5400.
    • Exit school to 5400.
  • X

20 or 25

solution continued
Solution (Continued)
  • X
  • Closing of 100 East from 400 North to 125 North.
  • Closing extended to 250 South with additional volunteers.
  • Local traffic only on 100 East. 8:30-9:00 am & 3:20-3:40pm.
  • Develop Pedestrian/Bike Alternative:
    • Develop plan.
    • Develop priorities.
    • Develop funding alternatives.
    • Seek grants.
    • Seek donations.
rules
Rules
  • Children:
    • Walk as close to white line as possible.
    • Walk single file.
    • Bikers ride next to white line. Let walkers know you are passing.
    • Bikers yield to walkers.
1200 south road closure county side of 125 north
1200 South Road ClosureCounty side of 125 North
  • Closure Dates: 30 September to 27 October.
  • Temporary changes to traffic patterns.
  • Possible delays.
  • Railroad crossing repairs – unknown.
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Temporary Traffic Routes

Bus Route AM

500 North

400 North

100 East

5400 West

Hwy 23

200 North

Main

Road Closed

125 North

Road Closed

100 North

Center Street

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Temporary Traffic Routes

Bus Route PM

500 North

400 North

100 East

5400 West

Hwy 23

Road Closed

200 North

Main

125 North

Road Closed

100 North

Center Street

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Temporary Traffic Routes

Car Route AM

400 North

100 East

5400 West

Hwy 23

Road Closed

200 North

Main

125 North

Road Closed

100 North

Drop Off

Center Street

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Temporary Traffic Routes

Car Route PM

400 North

100 East

5400 West

Hwy 23

Road Closed

200 North

Main

125 North

Road Closed

100 North

Pickup

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Rules
  • Parents:
    • Practice safety with children.
    • Set example.
    • Report poor driving by license plate number to Sheriff.
    • Check on children regularly. Train & re-train.
the mendon rule
The Mendon Rule
  • Patience.
  • Understanding.
  • Love for each other.