This morning we finally got a response from Orlando traffic engineers about the lack of adequate pedestrian crossings for riders who get off at SunRail’s Church Street southbound platform. They basically gave riders the finger (and you know what finger we mean).
This response comes from Traffic Operations Engineer Frank Consoli: We quote:
1. I have contacted SunRail about the issues on the kiosk at the south station not accepting cash. Their operations people are looking at it.
2. To enhance pedestrian safety we have requested OPD to provide enforcement in this area.
3. Staff is reviewing the current signage at this location. Currently we have signs directing pedestrians to travel to the signalized crosswalks as the safest method to cross South Street.
We consider item #2 to be mean spirited.
Instead of coming up with a reasonable way for riders to cross the street, they’re going to send cops out to give riders jaywalking tickets.
Nice going, Orlando.