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Petition to remove and relocate "Meadowgreen" entrance marker.

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I am seeking your support to get the Clear Lake City Community Association to remove and relocate its new "Meadowgreen" subdivision entrance marker just placed in the median area at the entrance on Pebbleshire (at El Camino Real). This marker, while new, has been placed such that it severely limits the recommended line of sight required for motorists on Pebbleshire exiting the subdivision. Because of this marker, motorists on Pebbleshire cannot see vehicles, bicycles or other motorists traveling southbound on El Camino Real. The marker needs to be moved a farther distance back from the intersection to allow for an appropriate sight distance for vehicles at this intersection. The recommended sight distance for passenger cars is 445 feet and the recommended stoppage sight distance for passenger cars is 305 feet. With the new Meadowgreen marker now in place, the sight distance for passenger cars stopped at the intersection of Pebbleshire and El Camino Real is now only 75.3 feet. [Reference - American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials "Geometric Design of Highways and Streets"]. As a result, passenger vehicles cannot see oncoming traffic when attempting to enter traffic. There has now been at least one major vehicle accident at this intersection resulting in the total loss of one vehicle and significant damage to the other vehicle. There have been numerous unrecorded "near misses" according to witnesses. The speed limit on El Camino Real at this point of that roadway is 40 mph. Vehicles traveling at or above this posted limit pose a significant threat to vehicles attempting to enter traffic from a dead stop on Pebbleshire. Most collisions would likely be side impact collisions and a significant number of vehicles still do not have side air curtain protection. A side collision with a vehicle traveling 40 mph or faster would, in most cases, result in bodily injury and could certainly result in a fatality under certain conditions.


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