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    Seems like google maps is still routing people through the closed portion of 4MR. Sure, there are detour signs but shouldn't notifying google maps be on the list of things that get done when a major artery is closed? I will "report a problem".

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    Quote Originally Posted by elbows View Post
    Seems like google maps is still routing people through the closed portion of 4MR. Sure, there are detour signs but shouldn't notifying google maps be on the list of things that get done when a major artery is closed? I will "report a problem".
    I made an edit on Google Map Maker to designate the construction status as "Closed for maintenance" for the affected segments. If it is approved (I provided a link to the project page in my comment), it will take a few days before it goes into effect.

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    Looks like bobco85's edit was effective.

    Here's another comment. Maybe it would make sense for staff to spend a little time in the area affected by a major trail closure considering the clearness of communication of the detour and the alternatives. Last night it was cold and I was late for a meeting and on a CaBi. I didn't feel like taking the long detour so I thought I would see how bad Glebe was for the 3 blocks. Feeling vulnerable with the speeding cars, I hopped onto the sidewalk. In one stretch, the untrimmed bushes took away about half the width of the already slim sidewalk. I know that there are bigger fish to fry in the cycling world, but I also wonder how much consideration is given to the impacts of a closure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elbows View Post
    Looks like bobco85's edit was effective.

    Here's another comment. Maybe it would make sense for staff to spend a little time in the area affected by a major trail closure considering the clearness of communication of the detour and the alternatives. Last night it was cold and I was late for a meeting and on a CaBi. I didn't feel like taking the long detour so I thought I would see how bad Glebe was for the 3 blocks. Feeling vulnerable with the speeding cars, I hopped onto the sidewalk. In one stretch, the untrimmed bushes took away about half the area of the already slim sidewalk. I know that there are bigger fish to fry in the cycling world, but I also wonder how much consideration is given to the impacts of a closure.
    I am virtually certain that county staff spends very little, if any, time attempting to experience what riders actually encounter. I know this from my conversations with them about all sorts of things in the county that would be instantly apparent to anyone who had actually ridden their bike there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elbows View Post
    Looks like bobco85's edit was effective.

    Here's another comment. Maybe it would make sense for staff to spend a little time in the area affected by a major trail closure considering the clearness of communication of the detour and the alternatives. Last night it was cold and I was late for a meeting and on a CaBi. I didn't feel like taking the long detour so I thought I would see how bad Glebe was for the 3 blocks. Feeling vulnerable with the speeding cars, I hopped onto the sidewalk. In one stretch, the untrimmed bushes took away about half the width of the already slim sidewalk. I know that there are bigger fish to fry in the cycling world, but I also wonder how much consideration is given to the impacts of a closure.

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    I see people entering the closed trail and coming out of it all the time. Especially when it gets dark... Not sure how bad it is, but some people love to not follow rules.

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