As we await word of HWC Engineering’s cross hatch direction snafu repair project …
… and, in fact, as we await the resumption of “grid modernization” work of any sort, with little occurring since early July and during the usual public communications blackout imposed by Warren at Works, let’s consider another angle, as hinted by this actual New Albany street sign, as contributed by regular blog reader A.
Of course, none of these “future” directional signs are supposed to be visible until the changeover begins, and as for when this might be, recently each Tuesday meeting of the Bored has featured dire apostles of officialdom explaining that this will come “next week,” and so we can’t really explain when this will be, seeing as the calendar has become tantamount to a Dali painting melted atop Duggins’ former desk.
Look at the arrows in the New Albany “Cross Traffic Does Not Stop” sign, above.
Now, look at the arrows in these two variations, as cribbed from Google images.
As our alert contributing reader (and driver) notes, “The signs posted for when Spring Street starts being two way have the arrows going the wrong way. Didn’t know if you saw that but wanted to share with you. I personally need signs to give correct info and not lead me into oncoming traffic.”
That’s because strictly speaking, New Albany’s brand new “cross traffic” signs are appropriate for Great Britain, Ireland or Australia, where traffic proceeds on the left, not the right as is the case here in America.
Meanwhile, if you search images for “Cross Traffic Does Not Stop,” this is by far the most commonly returned result, which is succinct and non-ambiguous.
It leaves a final question, surely destined to be ignored when Gatekeeper Nash convenes BoW on Tuesday morning: Which one of Jeff Gahan’s corporate-campaign-donating consultants, engineers, pavers, vendors or all-purpose fluffers got this one wrong?
Grid Control, Vol. 15: Dooring enhancement perfectly epitomizes Deaf Gahan’s “biking last” approach to grid modernization.
Grid Control, Vol. 14: Yes, you can still park on the south side of Spring Street during the stalled two-way grid project.
Grid Control, Vol. 13: “Dear Deaf Gahan and minions: FOR THE LOVE OF PETE, STOP TRYING TO BE COOL AND DESIGNER-ISH. YOU’RE NOT, AND IT’S EMBARRASSING ALL OF US.”
Grid Control, Vol. 12: Meet the artistic crosswalk design equivalent of dogs playing poker.
Grid Control, Vol. 11: HWC Engineering meets with St. Marks, city officials nowhere to be found.
Grid Control, Vol. 10: City officials predictably AWOL as HWC Engineering falls on its sword over striping errors.
Grid Control, Vol. 9: “This was supposed to be discussed with us,” but Dear Leader doesn’t ever discuss, does he?
Grid Control, Vol. 8: City Hall characteristically mum as HWC Engineering at least tries to answer the cross-hatching question.
Grid Control, Vol. 7: What will the Board of Works do to rectify HWC’s striping errors on the north side of Spring Street, apart from microwaving another round of sausage biscuits?
Grid Control, Vol. 6: Jeff Speck tweets about NA’s grid changes, and those missed bicycling opportunities.
Grid Control, Vol. 5: Egg on HWC Engineering’s well-compensated face as it botches Spring Street’s westbound bike buffer cross hatching.
Grid Control, Vol. 4: But this actually isn’t a bus lane, is it?
Grid Control, Vol. 3: TARC’s taking your curbside church parking, says City Hall.
Grid Control, Vol. 2: Southsiders get six more parking inches, but you gotta love those 10-foot traffic lanes on Spring.