New Ninth Street Bike-Crossing Signal Is Up and Running

first_imgA new user-activated traffic signal on Ninth Street near Haven Avenue in Ocean City went live on Wednesday morning (June 18). The signal is designed to help bicycles and pedestrians cross the busy gateway.A new user-activated traffic signal on Ninth Street near the Haven Avenue intersection was turned on for the first time at 9 a.m. today (June 18).The signal and a new crosswalk are designed to help bicyclists and pedestrians cross the busy gateway.A High-Intensity Activated Crosswalk (HAWK) signal will be activated only by a push button and will be timed to work only in coordination with the existing traffic light at Ninth Street and West Avenue.At noon Wednesday,the HAWK signal was placed on flash mode and will remain there for one week so that the public may be educated about the proper operation of the traffic signal, according to Ocean City Police Capt. Steve Ang.The flashing yellow light allows cars to drive past unimpeded, but it draws attention to the new crosswalk. Bicyclists and pedestrians will not be able to activate the signal until it is made fully operational on June 25.“This goes along with the original plan of allowing motorists, pedestrians and bicycles the opportunity to be aware that the signal is available and ready for use,” Ang said.The signal is at the intersection of Aldrich Avenue (near the TD Bank and the Haven Avenue intersection), and it will help provide an easier crossing for bicycles traveling north-south along a safe bicycle corridor under development. It also provides a convenient crossing point for bicycles and pedestrians coming from the new Route 52 causeway path.City Council awarded a $238,857 contract to Diehl Electric Company of Hammonton in March to complete the work, and the city used a $100,000 state Department of Transportation Safe Street to Transit Program grant for the job.See brochure below for more details on how the new signal works.__________Sign up for OCNJ Daily’s free newsletter“Like” us on FacebookDownload (PDF, 340KB)last_img read more

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Motorcyclist hospitalized after hit-and-run crash on Lincolnway East in Mishawaka

first_img (Photo supplied/ABC 57) Police are searching for a hit-and-run driver who struck a motorcyclist in Mishawaka.The crash happened shortly before 3 a.m. on Wednesday, July 15, near Mishawaka High School on Lincolnway East when a motorcycle was traveling eastbound and was rear-ended by another eastbound vehicle. That suspect vehicle then left the scene traveling eastbound.The motorcyclist, identified as a 38-year-old South Bend man, was taken to the hospital with extensive and serious injuries.Investigators believe the suspect vehicle is a 2001-2007 Chrysler Town and Country,silver or grey.The St. Joseph County Fatal Alcohol Crash Team is investigating the crash.Anybody with information about the investigation is asked to contact FACT at 574-235-9514 or Michiana Crime Stoppers at 574-288-STOP.This is a developing story. Check back for updates. Motorcyclist hospitalized after hit-and-run crash on Lincolnway East in Mishawaka Google+ IndianaLocalNews Google+ Previous articleSouth Bend police disciplinary matrix approved by Board of Public SafetyNext articleMichigan voters more than triple 2016’s absentee ballot requests for the state’s Primary Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. By Jon Zimney – July 15, 2020 0 607 Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Pinterest Twitter WhatsApplast_img read more

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It is Messi vs Ibrahimovic for FIFA goal of the year

first_imgFans can vote until September 1 on the 10 candidates nominated by FIFA. The governing body of world football will then choose between the top three vote getters.The two other women candidates are Ajara Nchout for a dribble and shot for Cameroon against New Zealand in the World Cup and Amy Rodriguez of Utah for a dribble and long-range shot in the US National Women’s Soccer League.The remaining five choices are: Brazilian Matheus Cunha, of RB Leipzig, for a spin and chip against Leverkusen in the Bundesliga, Italian veteran Fabio Quagliarella for a back-heeled volley for Sampdoria against his former club Napoli, Colombian Juan Fernando Quintero for a free kick for River Plate against Argentine rivals Racing, Andros Townsend of Crystal Palace for a volley against Manchester City and Daniel Zsori for an overhead kick for Debrecen in the Hungarian league.Last year the Puskas award was won by Mohamed Salah of Liverpool. Ibrahimovic won in 2013. Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar have also won.Share on: WhatsApp Lausanne, Switzerland | AFP |  Lionel Messi and Zlatan Ibrahimovic are the star names on the 10-player short-list announced on Monday by FIFA for its Puskas award for goal of the year.They are joined by three women and five men, with goals scored between July 16, 2018 and July 19, 2019.There are nominees from the Bundesliga, Spanish Liga and women’s World Cup and one, a jaw-dropping shot by Billie Simpson of Cliftonville Ladies, from a Northern Ireland women’s league game played on what appears to be a public pitch in front of no spectators.Messi, who has yet to win the award, earned a seventh nomination with a delicate chip for Barcelona against Betis in Seville. Ibrahimovic netted with a balletic volley for LA Galaxy in Toronto in Major League Soccer.The award, which was established in 2009, is named after the legendary Hungary, Spain and Real Madrid striker Ferenc Puskas.last_img read more

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