Vote on road improvements
Vote by July 26
on road proposals
We have images to help residents make informed judgments about the proposed improvements to
Lake Avenue and elsewhere in Flamingo Park.
See an aerial of Lake Avenue
with roundabouts added here.
See samples of the thermoplastic
crosswalk design here.
And see a gallery of five option plans here.
The city has approached the Flamingo Park Neighborhood Association board asking what residents would like to see done with $3 million for planning, design, and construction of the improved roadways in Flamingo Park.
The board needs residents’ help in clarifying for the city what improvements we prefer.
Right now, the main projects being considered are as follows.
• Repaving Georgia Avenue, Lake Avenue, Flamingo Drive and Ardmore Drive.
• Adding small roundabouts on Lake Avenue at Flamingo and at Ardmore.
• Consider changing the road configuration on Lake Avenue related to roundabouts, bicycle paths and parking.
• Adding thermoplastic crosswalk patterns.
• Reinstalling signs and reflective markers close to speed bumps on the 700 and 800 blocks.
• Improving drainage in troubled areas.
• Repairing uneven and damaged sidewalks.
For three of those bulleted items, additional information is below to help residents understand and vote.
By July 26 respond to President Dan Begley with your vote on each item at firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your name, address and contact information. If you're voting for more than one person, please identify so in your reply.
Three voting questions
The city proposes adding two mini-roundabouts on Lake Avenue — at Flamingo and at Ardmore. The city believes this will slow traffic flow on Lake. Importantly, though, the traffic circles will result in the elimination of parking for the residents who live on those corners for 25 feet in each direction. Please vote for whether you would like to recommend for or against these roundabouts. You can see real examples of these types of roundabouts on Spruce Avenue in the Northwood neighborhood.
2. Lake Avenue?
The city is considering adding dedicated bicycle lanes on Lake Avenue, to continue bike lanes that run south of Belvedere down Lake. Importantly, the addition of bicycle paths could significantly impact or eliminate parking for the residents along Lake Avenue. Below are the four options discussed to date. Please vote on one the four options.
Lake Option 1: The addition of dedicated bike lanes on both sides of Lake Avenue, would resulting in elimination of all street parking for all residents on Lake Ave. Note that, in addition to elimination of parking on Lake, addition of roundabouts would also ban street parking within 25 feet from the corner for all residents on the corners where those roundabouts are proposed -Ardmore Road and Flamingo Drive. You can see real examples of the road configuration on Spruce Avenue in the Northwood neighborhood.
Lake Option 2: The addition of bike lanes that share the road with cars (known as “Sharrow Lanes”, examples can be seen online) and dedicated parking on one side of street. This would result in elimination of all street parking on the east side of Lake. Note that, in addition to elimination of parking on the east side of Lake, addition of roundabouts would also ban street parking within 25 feet from the corner for all residents on the corners where those traffic circles are proposed -Ardmore Road and Flamingo Drive.
Lake Option 3: Make Lake Avenue a one-way road with dedicated bike lanes on the east side, and dedicated parking on one side of street. Note that this would require Georgia to become one-way street as well. For this option to happen, 75% approval of the residents along those roads would be required. This would also result in the elimination of all street parking along the east side of Lake Avenue. Note that, in addition to elimination of parking on the east side of Lake, addition of roundabouts would also ban street parking within 25 feet from the corner for all residents on the corners where those traffic circles are proposed -Ardmore Road and Flamingo Drive.
Lake Option 4: With the repaving of Lake Avenue, possibly to add speed bumps and potentially “sharrow” bike lanes, and protect street parking for all residents on both sides along Lake Avenue.
3. Thermoplastic crosswalks?
The city has proposed adding thermoplastic crosswalk patterns to entrances to the neighborhood. We would do a design that would fit with our neighborhood. Vote to have thermoplastic or not.
Again, deadline to vote is July 26. Please be certain to vote on all three items: roundabouts, Lake Avenue options and thermoplastic crosswalk designs.