Confusing pedestrian detour signs are up in Lower Burns Park neighborhood for @annarborbridges project

ANN ARBOR, LOWER BURNS PARK (November 17-19, 2011): There is concern among neighbors in the Lower Burns Park Neighborhood Association that the pedestrian detour signs that have been posted in the neighborhood for the Stadium Bridges project are non-standard and will be interpreted as traffic control signs for cars, not for people. Two vehicles were observed going the wrong way on Golden Avenue on Friday night, November 18.

The signs in question is similar to, but not the same as, standard MUTCD sign M4-9b. But instead of being aligned as a pedestrian sign, it’s pointed along the path that cars will see. We’re hoping this won’t cause cars to go the wrong way down a one way street, thinking that the pedestrian detour is the automobile detour.

Thanks to Eric Scheie for the night time photo of pedestrian detour signage in the Lower Burns Park neighborhood.

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Photo credit: Eric Scheie.

Updates

November 19. Cars going wrong way on Friday night.

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2 thoughts on “Confusing pedestrian detour signs are up in Lower Burns Park neighborhood for @annarborbridges project

  1. AnnArborBridges

    Our project team toured the location today after I alerted them to your Tweet and we agree the signs need a facelift. We’re going to get new ones up. THanks Edward for bringing this to our attention and for Eric for taking the photo! Feel free to reach out to us anytime

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