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July 22nd, 2010
One thing I’d like to bring up, the traffic islands that hold traffic signal poles but separate right turning lanes from through traffic lanes.
Over the years, and it isn’t just in the Reno/Sparks area, these triangular pedestrian areas that have cutouts for wheelchair traffic, they are rarely cleaned.
They are not practically cleaned by standard street sweepers, but dirt, debris accumulate and essentially turn these islands unusable to wheelchair traffic and likely unstable for sight handicapped pedestrians as well.
Currently, it is my experience that these islands are only cleaned by the weather and rain washing them out, if at all.
If we’re going to create ADA accessible platforms, we need to maintain them, imho.