Jaywalkers, double-parking drivers tie up Albany traffic

Nov 12, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Planning

By Tim O'Brien, Times Union, Albany, N.Y. Nov. 12--Q: Why does the city of Albany seem so unconcerned with jaywalking and double-parking? Central Avenue is a nightmare, and pedestrians step out of nowhere in front of you.

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Nina

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I agree with the assessment of jaywalking. We had to stop driving down Central Ave. at night because
the jaywalkers have an attitude and put themselves
and the drivers at risk. The city has ignored this
problem for some time. How would you like to be stopped in traffic on Central Ave. at night in the vicinity from approx. Quail to Lark St. when someone walks from your back right fender to then
cross right in front of your car. Happened to us
scary and we don't go into Albany at night.
Same thing goes on in Schenectady. Don't drive
down State St. bad section at night. We do want our cities back.

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Nina wrote:
I agree with the assessment of jaywalking. We had to stop driving down Central Ave. at night because
the jaywalkers have an attitude and put themselves
and the drivers at risk. The city has ignored this
problem for some time. How would you like to be stopped in traffic on Central Ave. at night in the vicinity from approx. Quail to Lark St. when someone walks from your back right fender to then
cross right in front of your car. Happened to us
scary and we don't go into Albany at night.
Same thing goes on in Schenectady. Don't drive
down State St. bad section at night. We do want our cities back.
I don't stop at night and especially not on Quail to Lark for no one. I honk the horn and hit the gas, believe me they move the hell out of the way. If someone gets hit,too fcking bad for them. They shouldn't be jaywalking.
And yes,the cops need to start busting their asses.
Nina

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I believe a girl got hit by a car crossing
Central Ave. yesterday.......

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Nov 13, 2012
 
Nina wrote:
I believe a girl got hit by a car crossing
Central Ave. yesterday.......
I could have sworn that was a trash can someone rolled out into the street.........:P
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Nina wrote:
I believe a girl got hit by a car crossing
Central Ave. yesterday.......
yes, in the TU.
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Nov 13, 2012
 
people expect you to stop for them. They think they have the right away. Then with the cross walk law. Which is not enforced. I see people trying to cross and vehicles ignore them too. Then again are they crossing against the light?
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Nov 13, 2012
 
the bottom line is some urban people do not know
how to cross the street. May I add that it was
dark and a couple crossed the street in back of
cars stopped at a light and crosswalk. They were
taking short cut to bus stop. This happened on
Wolf Rd. in Colonie.

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Dec 12, 2012
 
Honk your horn.

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