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Location (i.e., intersection or block)
The crossing doesn’t have a pedestrian signal or audible signal
The pedestrian signal doesn’t give people walking at an average speed enough time to cross
The traffic signal makes pedestrians wait too long before crossing
The location needs a traffic signal or crosswalk
A Push-to-Walk signal is not available/operating/accessible
The crosswalk is not marked or is poorly marked
People need to walk >300 feet for a safe place to cross the street
The road is too wide to safely cross
There’s no median on a street with four or more lanes
Parked cars or utility poles block the pedestrian view of traffic
There are no sidewalks, paths or shoulders.
The sidewalks are not continuous (i.e., segments are missing).
The sidewalk isn’t wide enough for two people to walk together side-by-side (minimum width needed: 5 feet).
There’s no buffer between traffic and the sidewalk.
The sidewalks are interrupted by driveways.
There are no ramps (i.e., curb cuts) or they’re misplaced. (Note: There should be two curb cuts per corner.)
The curb cuts aren’t textured or marked for people with visual impairments.
The sidewalk is blocked or interrupted by poles, signs, shrubs, dumpsters, low-hanging trees, etc.
Cars, trucks, vendors are blocking the sidewalk.
Drivers do not stop at stop signs.
Drivers do not obey traffic signals.
Drivers appear to be speeding.
Drivers don’t yield to pedestrians, especially at right turns.
Drivers do not stop behind the crosswalk.
Drivers don’t look when leaving or backing out of driveways.
Drivers make unexpected turns/maneuvers.
Car speeds are too fast.
There’s too much traffic.
Drivers are distracted (e.g., they’re using cellphones).
There’s loitering or suspicious/criminal activity.
There are unleashed dogs.
The signage or directions for drivers/pedestrians are confusing
Comfort and Appeal Issues
The street needs shade trees.
The street needs grass, flowers and landscaping.
The street needs benches and places to rest.
The grass and/or landscaping needs maintenance.
There are no water fountains and/or bathrooms.
A sidewalk is needed to the bus stop.
The bus stop doesn’t provide shelter.
The bus stop doesn’t have adequate lighting.
There’s graffiti or vacant or rundown buildings.
There’s too much trash or litter.
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