Masonic Project gets further scrutiny and is found lacking

Feb. 03, 2015 the MTA Board of Directors held a workshop at the County Fair Bldg, GG Park(9th Ave & Lincoln Way).

They produced a 150 page pdf file talking about their current and future projects; goals. The Board of Directors gave a positive spin on everything they are doing; congratulating all workers.

I extracted 6 pages related to the Masonic Ave project and uploaded the pdf file to:  http://www.savemasonic.com/docs/Masonic_feb2015.pdf

Page 4 has a bird’s eye view of the Masonic and Fulton intersection. The left side is going north towards McAllister.

MTA is putting bulb outs on Fulton St. MTA believes if they place the bus stop after the intersection and traffic light they gain valuable seconds instead of waiting in front of a traffic light.

However going north on Masonic at Fulton they place a bus stop on the Masonic side of Starbucks, in front of the traffic light. While going south the stop is by the Fulton Market after the bus crossed the intersection. No symmetry.

The page 5 raised bike lane behind the bus stop drawing is an old one. DPW sent me a newer May 2014 draft at: http://www.savemasonic.com/docs/Masonic_island_May14.jpg

http://www.savemasonic.com/docs/Masonic_island_May14.jpg
Spring 2015 DPW might have a design. Still time to get questions in and influence the drawing.

– Daniel