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Brian Ray
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Username: Xray1967

Post Number: 7
Registered: 09-2005
Posted on Friday, August 25, 2006 - 11:17 am:   

After being stuck behind a pair of bicyclists one morning last week, I was wondering what the law states about this. Should they use the sidewalk when available, or do they have the same right of way as motorists?

Thanks
 

John Bruce
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Username: John_bruce

Post Number: 8
Registered: 12-2003
Posted on Friday, August 25, 2006 - 03:48 pm:   

Bicyclists have a right to pedal on most roads and streets in Frisco. They should stay as far right as practical. They may ride two across, but they should not impede normal traffic flow. Feel free to contact dispatch any time you encounter traffic problems at 972-335-5505.
 

Donutboy
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Username: Donutboy

Post Number: 2
Registered: 07-2005
Posted on Thursday, September 07, 2006 - 10:19 pm:   

Speaking of cycling on Legacy, how come there are no sidewalks on Legacy next to the residential areas between Stonebriar and 121?
 

Matt Richardson, EIT
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Username: Matt_richardson

Post Number: 6
Registered: 08-2006
Posted on Tuesday, September 12, 2006 - 06:04 pm:   

At the time development occurred along Legacy Drive in this area, construction of sidewalks was not required. Since that time, the City has updated its Ordinances to require construction of sidewalks along major roadways when the adjoining land is developed.

We are currently working with a Contractor to construct a sidewalk along the east side of Legacy Drive from Town & Country Drive to Stonebriar Way. Construction should begin within the next month and be complete within two to three weeks of beginning.

Thanks,

Matt Richardson, EIT
City of Frisco, Engineering Services
mrichardson@friscotexas.gov
(972) 292-5436
 

Dallas Wymes
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Username: Dallasinfrisco

Post Number: 1
Registered: 09-2006
Posted on Wednesday, September 13, 2006 - 08:36 am:   

Dear Matt,

Since the City has updated it's ordinances on requiring sidewalks along major roadways when adjoining land is developed, is construction of sidewalks along El Dorado between 423 and Legacy in the planning stages? This way our kids going to Griffin Middle School can safely walk to school.

(Message edited by admin on September 13, 2006)
 

Matt Richardson, EIT
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Username: Matt_richardson

Post Number: 7
Registered: 08-2006
Posted on Wednesday, September 13, 2006 - 09:00 am:   

Dallas,

Until TxDOT reconstructs this portion of Eldorado to a six-lane divided roadway, it is not feasible to construct the sidewalks. TxDOT's work would disturb and/or destory any new construction if it were to occur. Additionally, the existing slopes and ditches would make construction of an ADA-accessible sidewalk difficult and expensive.

When the project nears completion in 2008 or 2009 (based on current schedules), we will consider allocating funds for sidewalk constructoin as part of the annual budget process.

Thanks,

Matt Richardson, EIT
City of Frisco, Engineering Services
mrichardson@friscotexas.gov
(972) 292-5436
 

William S. Osborn
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Username: Billosborn

Post Number: 2
Registered: 04-2004
Posted on Wednesday, September 13, 2006 - 08:50 pm:   

The section of Legacy mentioned is only a few hundred feet. When will the rest of Legacy between where the sidewalk ends by Stonebriar Drive to the sidewalk by the Westin be installed.
 

Matt Richardson, EIT
Moderator
Username: Matt_richardson

Post Number: 9
Registered: 08-2006
Posted on Thursday, September 14, 2006 - 11:46 am:   

My apologies, I incorrectly stated the street names in my previous post. The current project on Legacy will extend from Town & Country Drive north to Stonebriar Drive (not Way). This is a distance of about 4000 feet. Please see the linked map for an overview of the area. Sorry for the confusion!

http://maps.ci.frisco.tx.us/index.asp?Cmd=ZoomIn&msize=large&ExtentLeft=2473502. 41769821&ExtentRight=2480009.62520942&ExtentTop=7088692.89020607&ExtentBottom=70 82185.68269486&idCmd=&Identify=&buffer=&x1=187&x2=301&y1=70&y2=432&tool=zoombox& click.x=244&click.y=251&Requests=on&mo=1&menutree=Basemap%23AerialPhotography%23 &address=&label=&Aerial06=on&zshade=
 

Don Weintz
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Username: Dswdallas

Post Number: 12
Registered: 05-2003
Posted on Monday, April 06, 2009 - 12:43 am:   

Now that we're 4 years down the road when can we expect to see streetlights on Legacy, north of Lebanon and south of Main? We've got the new Allen Elementary School opening in the fall and this stretch of busy road is dark as pitch at night.
Thanks.
 

Curt Balogh, Spec. Asst. to the City Mgr
Board Administrator
Username: Admin

Post Number: 562
Registered: 02-2003
Posted on Tuesday, April 07, 2009 - 03:17 pm:   

Don,

We are nearing completion for the design of the lighting on Legacy from Warren to the Stewart Creek bridge just north of Academy. This lighting will be constructed with the roadway widening in this area which will start construction early this fall. The work is expected to be completed in spring 2010. There will not be lighting from the Stewart Creek bridge to Main Street due to the high voltage utility lines that run along the roadway in this area.

Thanks
Brian Moen
Asst. Director of Engineering

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