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Your Input is Needed Regarding the All-Way Stop at Front and Madison

by Katelyn Zeits
Wednesday, November 27, 2019

The City of Traverse City has received several requests in recent years for traffic calming along West Front Street near the City Limits, and for pedestrian safety improvements at Madison Street, including the installation of an all-way-stop.

In 2015, traffic calming measures were instituted in conjunction with the reconstruction of Front Street, which included narrowing the intersection and installation of a median island as a gateway feature to the Slabtown neighborhood.  An in-street pedestrian sign was installed in an attempt to increase pedestrian safety at this intersection.  These traffic calming measures had minimal effect on the safety of people walking or biking, as the in-street sign was run over several times and there was a lack of compliance by people driving vehicles.

In June of 2019, an all-way-stop was recommended to be installed for a 90 day trial period before forwarding the issue to the City Commission for its consideration.  The initial trial period was extended for an additional 90 days by the City Commission at its regular meeting held on October 21, 2019 to allow for additional data collection and further discussion at a City Commission Study Session.                     

To this end, we are conducting a survey to gather feedback.  

Please complete the short survey by Tuesday, December 3, 2019 by clicking on this LINK.  Please feel free to share the link with your neighborhood association, or with your staff as the case may be.  The survey will also be available late tomorrow on the City's website and Facebook page, but will be removed or locked by 5:00 pm on Tuesday, December 3, 2019. 

The City of Traverse City appreciates you taking the time and effort to respond.  If you have any questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to call me at 231-922-4444.