Traffic Calming Trial Project – Quaker and Creamery Streets
part of recent drainage and pavement improvements on Quaker Street, new
pavement markings have been installed to create nine new parking spaces
to alleviate cramped and sometimes dangerous parking on town roadways
in the center of town. Public events, from time to time, at Burnham
Hall, Town Offices, Lincoln Historical Society Museum and the United
Church of Lincoln all require additional parking. On-street paved
parking spaces will be easier to maintain and use throughout the year.
the same time, new pavement markings on the traveled, level portion of
Quaker Street from the triangle north to the path to Lincoln Library
provide a gentle reminder that motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians
share responsibility for safe use of the roadway. The new markings are
broken white lines on both sides of the road approximately 4 feet in
from the edge of pavement. When bicycles or pedestrians are using the
4-foot lane, motorists are advised to slow and pass carefully, providing
a minimum of 4 feet clearance as provided by Vermont Statute. Motorists are free to drive in the advisory lane when no pedestrians or bicycles are present.
spring 2020 a final layer of asphalt will be applied on Quaker Street.
We will appreciate your cooperation patience and participation in this
trial project. Your comments and constructive suggestions are important
to determine the future use of this marking approach on Quaker Street
and other town roads.