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9 THINGS THAT MAKE PARK AVENUE DIFFERENT FROM OTHER STREETS IN WATERLOO

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By , August 18, 2017 11:12 am

20 MPH SPEED LIMIT:  A Lower speed limit is good for at least 2 things. 1) When bikes and cars run at closer speeds there is less chance of an accident. 2) The accident will be less severe. Accidents are still more dangerous for bicycles. Everyone must be careful and mind the cyclists.

PARKING PROTECTED BIKE LANE: Bicycles ride close to the curb. Cars will park between the bicycle lane and  automobile traffic. Parked cars put a distance between the bike and the moving cars.

PARKING IS NOT NEXT TO THE CURB: Parking is not next to the curb. After a driver parks his car he has to cross the bicycle path to reach the sidewalk.  He has to watch out for bicyclists.  Same is true when the driver goes back to his car.

BICYCLE LANE ENDS CLOSE TO THE INTERSECTIONS: Bikers should be extra careful when approaching an intersection. Bicyclists might either cross paths with cars or share the road with cars.

RIGHT TURN LANE FOR CARS: To make sure that right turning cars don’t have a cyclist on their right, an exclusive right turn pocket for the cars is created.  This reduces the likelihood of a right hook car-bicycle crash. There is a new conflict point between cars and bicycles where the cars change lanes.

CARS YIELD TO BIKES WHEN TURNING RIGHT:  At the end of the bike lane right turning cars must yield to cyclists.

SHIFTING CENTER LINE: The center lines shift through some intersections. The chicane in alignment will help the drivers drive at or below the speed limit.

BUFFER STRIP: There is a buffer strip between the bike lane, parked cars and moving cars.

SHARROW: This is where the bicyclists share the road with cars. Bicyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as the drivers.

Link to University Avenue Project Updates

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By , April 7, 2017 10:45 am

Click here for University Avenue updates.

 

March 1-15, 2017 Quiz Winners

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By , March 21, 2017 2:12 pm

Congratulations to:

Kalib R. Highland Elementary
Lily M kittrell  elementary
Elma K kittrell  elementary

February 16, 2017- February 28, 2017 Online Quiz Winners

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By , March 7, 2017 2:36 pm

Congratulations to our winners:

Olivia

S.

   Fred Becker Elementary School

Anthony

J.

   Fred Becker Elementary School

February 1- February 15 Online Quiz Winners

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By , February 20, 2017 2:54 pm

Congratulations to:

Mitchell D. Hansen Elementary
Kiersten B. Kittrell Elementary
Jackson M. Kittrell Elementary
Kelis H. Lincoln Elementary
Elizabeth J. Lowell Elementary
Kalib R. Highland Elementary

Waterloo Zero Fatality Video

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By , June 2, 2016 9:42 am

Our Drive Safe Cedar Valley’s first traffic safety video is being aired on local TV and movie theaters. Thanks to Hellman our public relations agency, Allen Hospital and KWWL TV.

2015 Road Traffic Deaths By World Health Organization

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By , January 20, 2016 3:23 pm

WHO

Thank you to Sgt. Brian Hoelscher, Waterloo and Evansdale Police Departments…

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By , April 21, 2015 9:26 am

Thank you to Sgt. Brian Hoelscher, Waterloo and Evansdale Police Departments, area principals and teachers, and all the students and families who made our recent school outreach program a success! We visited more than 40 first, second and third grade classrooms to talk about traffic safety. Our hope is that learning now will set our children up for a lifetime of safety!

End of Season 1 Traffic Safety Quiz Winners

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By , March 10, 2015 11:26 am

Congratulations to Avaya B., Daniel B., Audrienne K., Claire R., Abigail D., Shanti E., Damir S., and Molly M. for being the end of season 1 safety quiz winners.

Help Cedar Valley Transportation Officials Plan for a Better Transportation Systems

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By , April 5, 2013 11:18 am

Have your opinion on safety and efficiency of Cedar Valley’s  transportation system heard. Take the survey that helps them make better decisions on planning for roadways, bike trails, transit, etc.