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    Default Daycare curb cut drivers…

    At my kid's daycare a year or so ago the county installed curb cuts on either side of this crosswalk between the daycare parking lot and the playground. Ever since then some parents use it as an exit to the parking lot (well I even saw one parent repeatedly exit here BEFORE the curb cut was added). I've talked to the daycare and they put out cones every day but the moment they forget, drivers start using it again. I see drivers do this when the parking lot is full (it's small ~10 spots), I've seen them do it when it's empty, and on at least one occasion I saw someone do it when a kid was in the middle of the crosswalk.

    So… is there anything I can request from the county? A sign or physical barrier?

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    Quote Originally Posted by btj View Post
    At my kid's daycare a year or so ago the county installed curb cuts on either side of this crosswalk between the daycare parking lot and the playground. Ever since then some parents use it as a an exit to the parking lot (well I even saw one parent repeatedly exit here BEFORE the curb cut was added). I've talked to the daycare and they put out cones every day but the moment they forget, drivers start using it again. I see drivers do this when the parking lot is full (it's small ~10 spots), I've seen them do it when it's empty, and on at least one occasion I saw someone do it when a kid was in the middle of the crosswalk.

    So… is there anything I can request from the county? A sign or physical barrier?

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    Looks like a job for...BOLLARDS.

    What say you Steve O?

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    Where exactly? We should have ACPD at BAC tonight...

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    Seems like 2 well-placed flower planters on the asphalt would do the job. They would just have to be spread far enough apart so people in wheelchairs could get through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bentbike33 View Post
    Looks like a job for...BOLLARDS.

    What say you Steve O?
    Haha. If someone was driving over the curb before, she will just go around the bollard. Planters are a better idea - six-seven feet between them should be a deterrent. Or how about trees in ground cutouts on the asphalt part? I like trees.

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    The best solution here is a weight triggered electromagnetic pulse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dasgeh View Post
    Where exactly? We should have ACPD at BAC tonight...
    Sorry just saw this (I didn't get a notification of replies until today for some reason…). Probably too late but I'll DM you the address.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Judd View Post
    The best solution here is a weight triggered electromagnetic pulse.
    Good idea. This would also take care of phone zombies at the crosswalk.

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