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Petition for more safety measures sought after death of cyclist on Salado Creek Greenway

SAN ANTONIO – Days after a cyclist was hit and killed whereas using by a pedestrian crossing alongside Salado Creek Greenway, the Linear Creekway Parks Advisory Board received the wheels turning for added safety measures.

Craig Steven Gulledge, 53, was hit by a car on March 17 after police mentioned he disregarded a cease signal on the entry highway. The intersection is positioned within the 1900 block of NE Loop 410 close to the Los Patios entrance.

Added signage on the intersection of lethal cyclist accident (Copyright 2022 by KSAT – All rights reserved.)

Advocates nonetheless, say more signage and visitors calming measures are wanted.

“We’ve been able to get under the roadways or over the roadways, whatever the infrastructure enables,” Greg Hammer, Linear Creekway Parks Advisory Board Chair mentioned. “But this is one of those where we were forced to put in a pedestrian crossing and make it as safe as possible.”

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The board meets with metropolis leaders month-to-month.

“It’s an advisory board to council that oversees the development of the Howard W. Peak Greenway Trails,” Hammer mentioned. “The traffic is going 45 miles an hour. It’s a high rate of speed.”

The advisory board has petitioned for a visitors examine.

“We had some very good discussion regarding what additional measures might be taken to help reduce risk at this intersection,” Hammer mentioned. “The city, of course, manages the crossing. TxDOT owns the right of way, so those two agencies have to work together.”

The project may occur inside the subsequent six months.

“We’re seeking additional funding now through the bond program, which will come up for a vote in May,” Hammer mentioned.

The metropolis has already put in a brand new signal to as soon as once more to encourage cyclist to decelerate and dismount their bikes.

“A traffic engineer will look at all the conditions, the speed limit the crossing itself, and then recommend additional traffic calming measures,” Hammer mentioned. “Hopefully, (with) that we can help reduce the speed of those vehicles approaching this crossing.”

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