Random bits of Knowledge with a focus on Bethesda, MD.
Sunday, October 14, 2018
New crosswalk at Sumner Place
The new midblock crosswalk at Sentinel Drive and the shops at Sumner Place has been completed, although construction barrels remain. The road has also been painted to narrow the lane on the Sumner Place site
There is a mid-road pedestrian refuge as well as a wide striped crosswalk and new curb cuts.
One possible issue is access to the driveway into the residental development. Currently with the construction barrel, cars have to start the turn well in advance of the driveway. However, even when the barrel is cleared, cars will have no choice but to turn across an area of the road that has been painted to disallow car access. In the picture above you can see how far in advance the car has to cross to get to the driveway.
Even at night, visibility around the crosswalk is good due to it being directly under a street light.