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Erie Boulevard leaves Stockade pedestrians cross

Residents asking city for safer intersections

Maurice Tillman, 12, and Phil Riggleman, 13, both of Schenectady, cross Erie Boulevard between Liberty and State streets last week.
Maurice Tillman, 12, and Phil Riggleman, 13, both of Schenectady, cross Erie Boulevard between Liberty and State streets last week.
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Crossing Erie Boulevard on foot from the Stockade can be a dangerous proposition, Stockade resident Larry Meyerhoff says. To get his point across to the city, Meyerhoff is set today to deliver to City Hall a petition with more than 130 signatures. The petition calls for the city to make the Erie Boulevard intersections with Union Street and Liberty Street like the one at State Street, where all traffic stops when pedestrians need to cross. ...

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February 23, 2012
1:24 a.m.

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From what I have read about the much touted Erie Boulevard redevelopment- that includes no running water- it will not satisfy the new NYS legal requirements that all newly rehabbed streets include extensive pedestrian and bicyclist accommodations.

More can be done on Erie Boulevard, and all over Schenectady, to prevent senseless deaths.

Create Cities for People, Not Cars

February 23, 2012
8:33 a.m.

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hodgkinst, i heartily agree. Every day I see pedestrians in the city contending with cars and as a motorist myself, I have to be extra vigilant in the Erie Blvd. Stockade area. During rush hour in the morning, part of the problem is the speed of traffic approaching Union Street from the north. Motorists are in a big rush to sit at the light at Union Street and Erie. The traffic needs to slow down PRIOR TO THE APPROACH of Union Street. Either some speed traps or some speed bumps. Why the rush to get to a red light??? A big part of the problem is the SPEED of motorists on Erie Blvd. In the photo associated with this article, the pedestrians are wearing LIGHT COLORED clothing! YAY for them! Too Too many pedestrians in this area are wearing dark and even black clothing at night or at dusk. Even if a motorist is extra careful, the pedestrian in DARK clothing is a real hazard even when everyone is trying to be careful.

February 26, 2012
3:38 p.m.

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Interesting how most improvements are to the section of Erie south of State...where there fewer people live, and are less likely to need to cross the street.