Grove City included in survey on walkability

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IIt might not be easy being a pedestrian in Grove City, at least according to Seattle-based company Walk Score's recently published 2011 survey.

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Dawgpatch

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Who in Pinnacle is going to walk a mile to the big box stores and carry stuff home? It's about area, a huge area. And no we don't need any more population density downtown, thank you.

How about you guys listen to the residents rather than some self-appointed and proclaimed expert about what we need? Would that ever be possible?
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I took up jogging recently, I am originally from a smaller "rural" town and I noticed VERY quickly that GC drivers do not at all care to yield to pedestrians. In fact, I get a lot of people hollerin' at me whenever I cross as crosswalks, as if THEY have the right of way...it's an annoying part of living here to be quite honest. It feels to me like the residents are rude to pedestrians.
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Aug 19, 2011
 
They really need to paint some prominent crosswalk lines for the heavily used paths crossing at entrance to Muirfin. Almost been run over a few times over the years by rude drivers entering or leaving the fields who don't bother to yield.
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Aug 19, 2011
 
Walker wrote:
They really need to paint some prominent crosswalk lines for the heavily used paths crossing at entrance to Muirfin. Almost been run over a few times over the years by rude drivers entering or leaving the fields who don't bother to yield.
Yes, they do or put a light there that only operates when there's Murfin Traffic. Haughn is 35, so each car leaving murfin is gunning it. Of course, that's right where a walking path is and where kids, walkers, and bikers cross the road. Hey, city leaders! Do something before this becomes a serious injury or death.
Leah

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Aug 19, 2011
 
As a long distance runner, I have had my share of problems with navigating Grove City. It isn't with the sidewalks or bike paths, its the drivers who don't know the rules of the road, such as pedestrian right of way.

I've also noticed a high propensity of drivers who don't look both ways as they pull out of fast food restaurants, never looking to the right for a pedestrian. I've almost been hit at least four times at Tim Horton's and McDonalds.

If you want to truly improve walkability, get stores to offer incentives to people who walk there. It is three miles from our house to Chipotle, which is the price of entry if my son wants to eat there, meaning, if you want Chipotle, we're walking. If we got a discount, we might do it more often!
Leah

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Aug 19, 2011
 
Dawgpatch wrote:
Who in Pinnacle is going to walk a mile to the big box stores and carry stuff home? It's about area, a huge area. And no we don't need any more population density downtown, thank you.
How about you guys listen to the residents rather than some self-appointed and proclaimed expert about what we need? Would that ever be possible?
Yeah - when have you been able to get to your car without a cart when shopping at Target? Walmart?
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Aug 19, 2011
 
And you have Fryer Park with all the stuff they have there with NO walking access - unless you want to risk your life walking in the grass along the edge.
Ike can kissmyass

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Left of Right wrote:
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Yes, they do or put a light there that only operates when there's Murfin Traffic. Haughn is 35, so each car leaving murfin is gunning it. Of course, that's right where a walking path is and where kids, walkers, and bikers cross the road. Hey, city leaders! Do something before this becomes a serious injury or death.
Sorry dudes. There's no money left in the city coffers to paint crosswalk lines or to put up lights. Ike spent it on the gravel mudhole behind city hall.
Sidewalks and Bike Trails

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Living in GC for the past 6 years, I have just come to the conclusion that the west side of GC won't have the lovely bike and walking trails that the east side so generously hogs. Favortism? YUP!
GC is my home

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I agree with all the posts on this site. I had an experience recently while riding my bike on a local street where there is parking on both sides of the road. I was riding on my side of the road, VERY close to the curb to allow cars to safely pass. A few, however, took my safety into mind and waited patiently for me to get through the section where cars were on both sides of the road, however, one VERY IMPATIENT woman shouted at me to get my ASS OFF THE ROAD. Last I checked, bikes were allowed to navigate the streets also.

As far as parks, why don't we have a nice park like other cities with trails to ride and generally relax with our children. How about using the property formerly known as the GC Golf Club?

GC government and many time residents, do not present themselves as a friendly environment for walkers or bikes. Why not listen to the residents instead of a high priced firm with no connection to our city while saving money at the same time?

I would say it's time for a turnaround in our local government come election time. And if those people don't listen to us, then let's boot them out until we get someone who will listen to our needs.
country lover

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Sorry GC is My Home but they sold that to Mt. Carmel to build a free standing ER. Ok we have 3 Urgent Cares already, one right around the corner from the old golf course, Dr. West is close, Mt. Carmel is close and so is Grant so why do we need a free standing ER that does not admit patients to GC-we dont!!! Diley Ridge in Canal Winchester owned by Mt. Carmel is what they are designing it after, so now Jackson Twp can pick up a patient and drive them across the street. I have been to Diley Ridge to view it and the only reason they do any business is their location, to take some heat off of Mt. Carmel East which is the busiest ER in Franklin County due to its location. I see this place as being nothing more than an over-run Urgent Care with the critical patients still being taken to the bigger hospitals due to them being able to house the patient if they are admitted. Makes no sense to me at all to take all of that beautiful green space for this brilliant idea. Thank Ike and his cronies for this.
Leah

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Aug 19, 2011
 
TinMan wrote:
And you have Fryer Park with all the stuff they have there with NO walking access - unless you want to risk your life walking in the grass along the edge.
I grew up on Orders Road, and we did have a neighbor's child that was hit and killed in the late 70s. Recently, I ran down Orders as part of my training run, and nearly regretted the decision. 62 was actually safer!
Muirfin

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Aug 19, 2011
 
I'm pretty sure they once had crosswalks painted at that entrance for the paths. But last time GCKA had then seal their road, they didn't put the stripes back. I sent GCKA an email a few years back. Never got any response. Not sure who's responsible, GCKA or City Parks and Rec, but for obvious safety concerns, the ought to work together to have it resolved. Too many people use those paths and too many drivers the park road to not have something boldly painted there.
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Leah wrote:
As a long distance runner, I have had my share of problems with navigating Grove City. It isn't with the sidewalks or bike paths, its the drivers who don't know the rules of the road, such as pedestrian right of way.
I've also noticed a high propensity of drivers who don't look both ways as they pull out of fast food restaurants, never looking to the right for a pedestrian. I've almost been hit at least four times at Tim Horton's and McDonalds.
If you want to truly improve walkability, get stores to offer incentives to people who walk there. It is three miles from our house to Chipotle, which is the price of entry if my son wants to eat there, meaning, if you want Chipotle, we're walking. If we got a discount, we might do it more often!
What is the proof that you walked? The sweaty armpits? No thanks.
Dawgpatch

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Leah wrote:
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Yeah - when have you been able to get to your car without a cart when shopping at Target? Walmart?
I don't shop at Target or Walmart. I cross the freeway to EverySuburbUSA for one destination - Olive Garden.
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Ike can kissmyass wrote:
<quoted text>Sorry dudes. There's no money left in the city coffers to paint crosswalk lines or to put up lights. Ike spent it on the gravel mudhole behind city hall.
I expect $800K would have purchased a few gallons of paint.
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Leah wrote:
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I grew up on Orders Road, and we did have a neighbor's child that was hit and killed in the late 70s. Recently, I ran down Orders as part of my training run, and nearly regretted the decision. 62 was actually safer!
Dear Lord, do you not know the difference between country culture and sub-urban culture? People don't expect to see runners 'out in the country.' A lack of curbs oughta be a clue. It may or not be Grove City proper, I'm not sure if it's been annexed, but its still 'the country' around here.
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As I understand it, bike/walking paths will be part of the Mt. Carmel development on Hoover Rd. I am in favor of a bike path down the south side of Orders Rd to connect Fryer Park. The sooner the better! Also, the west side of Grove City is the oldest, and bike paths are being "retro-fitted" because such a thing didn't exist when that part of town was developed. I lived here when I was a kid in the 70's and we rode our bikes everywhere. There just wasn't as much traffic. The city has done a good job adding/requiring bike paths whenever and wherever possible.
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Dawgpatch wrote:
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I expect $800K would have purchased a few gallons of paint.
Even the $50,000 of taxpayers money that Ike appropriated for the school levy campaign,($25,000 of that money he gave to a school levy campaign committee which Jill Billman Royer co-chaired), would have bought quite a few gallons of paint. Ike is a snake in the grass...

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No Ike No Way

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We are a group of residents who are concerned that mayor Ike Stage is leading Grove City on a path that is detrimental to our future as a community. We see mayor Stage as a pernicious public official who seems more concerned with imposing his own personal vision on Grove City and is less concerned about the community of residents who live and work here and pay the taxes.
Our mission is to stop Ike Stage from hindering progress for our community and to vote him out of office this November.

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