Erlanger | Stevenson Road
This project looks at the current conditions along Stevenson Road in Erlanger, Kentucky. This road currently serves as an Urban Collector, connecting Interstates I-71/75 and US 25 (Dixie Highway) with Turkeyfoot Road.
Two major concerns with this roadway are the safety of the pedestrians, specifically the school children walking to and from school, and challenging traffic conditions due to the poor drainage, flooding, elevation changes, and curvature of Stevenson Road.
OKI reports show average daily traffic volume along Stevenson Road is between 5,000-14,999 vehicles per day. Additionally, the Erlanger-Elsmere school district doesn’t offer bus service, so many children are walking along Stevenson Road to get to school.
A major pedestrian safety issue includes a lack of separation between vehicle traffic and pedestrian traffic. Several portions of Stevenson Road have no buffer between the 35 mph roadway traffic and the pedestrian traffic on the sidewalk.
In addition to the sidewalks being adjacent to the roadway, some sidewalk portions are lower than the roadway. This means that the sidewalk areas will flood before the roadway, forcing pedestrians onto the roadway in order to continue their travel.
POSTSCRIPT: The Story Map of which this illustration is a part may be found here. By the end of this Story Map experience, you will have a better understanding of the issues facing Stevenson Road in Erlanger.
Click on the image above to view the Erlanger Stevenson Road Story Map.
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