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Roosevelt Middle School Sub-Area

Traffic Planning Study


Draft for Discussion
River Forest, Illinois
August 15, 2014
Bill Grieve and Amanda Larson
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TRAFFIC PLANNING PROJECT BRIEF
DRAFT FOR DISCUSSION
Roosevelt Middle School Sub-Area
Traffic and Parking Study
River Forest, Illinois
Introductory Remarks
The Village of River Forests 2003 Comprehensive Plan suggested a more detailed parking study and plan be
prepared for the area surrounding the library, Roosevelt School, and Centennial Park. To this end, GEWALT
HAMILTON ASSOCIATES, INC. (GHA) has been retained by the Village of River Forest to conduct a parking and traffic
study for the Roosevelt School sub-area.
There has already been a wealth of traffic studies conducted and alternative site plans prepared for Roosevelt
School (School District 90) by TADI, Terra Engineering, and Engberg Anderson, Inc. Our assignment was not to
recreate those efforts, but test them for pertinence and augment them with our own data, observations, analyses,
and thoughts. For example, it became quite clear at a stakeholders meeting held in May 2014 that traffic,
pedestrian, and parking concerns were not just limited to Roosevelt School and their busy arrival and dismissal
times. Rather, the entire sub-area has these same concerns evident throughout the day on both weekdays and
occasionally on weekends, including:
Roosevelt School has 625 students and about 90 faculty and staff. The first bell is at 8:20 AM, there
is additional activity midday, and the last bell after homeroom is at 3:20 PM. There are various
sporting and evening events scheduled throughout the year, such as Park District basketball games.
The library, which has 173,000 visits a year and up to 10 employees at any one time, is open from
9:00 AM to 9:00 PM Monday to Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Saturday, and 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM on
Sunday. Many Roosevelt School students go to the library after dismissal to await being picked up.
The River Forest Tennis Club, which has 450 members, opens at 6:30 AM each day from May to mid-
October, with league play on Monday and Tuesday evenings. Their pool is quite busy during the
summer, with swim meets some weeknights bringing additional people to the club. And there are
many special events, such as dinners and tournaments that generate considerable traffic particularly
on the weekends.
The River Forest Park District uses Centennial Park for both leagues and team practices most
months of the year, with their busiest times on weekends.
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This remainder of this Traffic Planning Project Brief is divided into the following sections:
Part A. Background Information that presents existing traffic volumes, pedestrian activity, observations
of current operations, and parking data.
Part B. Study Area Observations and Village Survey Findings, which summarizes the traffic planning
opportunities, constraints, issues, and potential solutions from the excellent Village-wide response to the
available traffic and parking survey, as well as independent observations made by GHA.
Part C. Recommendations for the preferred geometric and operational improvements.
Part A. Background Information
Question #1: What are the limits of the study area?
The primary area study limits were established as (see Exhibit 1):
Chicago Avenue on the north.
Lathrop Avenue on the west.
Quick Avenue on the south.
Jackson Avenue on the east.
The streets adjacent to the primary study limit boundary were also considered.
Question #2: What are the current traffic counts and operations?
Exhibit 2 illustrates the current traffic operations in the study area, including traffic signal locations, school day
street function, and parking restrictions. A photo inventory was also taken and is provided for reference in
Appendix A. Pertinent comments include:
During the school hours of 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM, Oak Avenue operates one-way westbound between
Jackson Avenue and Lathrop Avenue. And Jackson Avenue operates one-way southbound between
Chicago Avenue and Oak Avenue.
Crossing guards are posted during school arrival and dismissal at the Oak Avenue intersections with
Jackson Avenue and Lathrop Avenue, the Chicago Avenue intersections with Jackson Avenue and
Lathrop Avenue, and the entrance of the north parking lot on Lathrop Avenue.
Student pick-up / drop-off zones are established along the north side of Oak Avenue and a portion of the
west side of Jackson Avenue adjacent to the school.
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GHA conducted traffic and pedestrian counts on Thursday, May 1, 2014 during the weekday morning arrival
(7:00-9:00 AM), afternoon school dismissal (2:30-4:00 PM), and evening peak periods (4:00-6:00 PM). The peak
hours (see Exhibit 3) occurred:
Weekday morning 7:30 to 8:30 AM coincides with both school arrival and adjacent street peak traffic
Weekday afternoon 3:00 to 4:00 PM coincides with school dismissal traffic
Weekday evening 4:45 to 5:45 PM coincides with adjacent street peak traffic
Intersection analyses were conducted to test the existing operations, using the Highway Capacity Manual (HCM)
software. The parameters and results are summarized in Exhibit 4. As can be seen, the intersection delays and
resulting Level of Service (LOS) are all within the design limits of LOS C, with one exception. Southbound
traffic on Jackson Avenue at Chicago Avenue has difficulty finding gaps in through traffic during the morning peak
hour, which is common for two-way Stop controlled intersections with a busy street. Thus, it can be concluded that
congestion in the Roosevelt School sub-area is primarily created by the concentrated peaking characteristics of
the arrival and dismissal periods, which do not last an entire hour.
Question #3: What are the current parking characteristics?
GHA conducted parking demand surveys on the block faces that primarily serve Roosevelt School and the library
on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 from 7:00-9:00 AM and from 2:30-3:45 PM. Parking usage was not surveyed on
Chicago Avenue, as Centennial Park activity is busiest on weekends during scheduled games and occasionally
on weekday evenings for team practices. Exhibit 5 illustrates the parking survey locations and Exhibit 6 the
results. As can be seen:
The lots on Lathrop Avenue were basically full throughout the day.
Parking on the west side of Jackson Avenue was busiest during weekday afternoon school dismissal.
Parking on the south side of Oak Avenue was also busiest during weekday afternoon school dismissal.
Parking on the west side of Lathrop Avenue was also busiest during weekday afternoon school dismissal.
The overall parking demand at 2:30 PM, when 109 of the 143 (or 76%) of the off-street and on-street
parking spaces were filled. Eliminating the available parking on the east side of Jackson for primary use
by the adjacent homeowners and relocating those vehicles to the other facilities results in a peak parking
demand of 109 of 116 spaces (or 94%).
Part B. Study Area Observations and Village Survey Findings
Question #4: What information on study area operations did GHA observations yield?
GHA also observed operations throughout the study area to augment the traffic and pedestrian count data. A full
set of comments are listed in Exhibit 7. Briefly summarizing:
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The most congestion occurred during the weekday school dismissal peak, as parents queued up waiting
for their student(s). The Oak Avenue / Jackson Avenue intersection was particularly busy, with cars
queued up in the student pick-up / drop-off zone on the west side of Jackson along the school, cars
parked to the south and east of the school, students crossing the intersection, and an ice cream truck
parked immediately south of Oak on Jackson.
Many parents used the north parking lot on Lathrop Avenue that serves both the library and school as
their preferred location to drop their student(s) off in the morning. And in the afternoon, some cars entered
the lot only to find it full, so they had to make additional maneuvers to exit.
The Chicago Avenue / Lathrop Avenue intersection had the highest traffic volume during all three peak
hours, but pedestrian activity was quite low, even though there are pedestrian heads provided on the
traffic signals and a crossing guard to assist in crossing the street.
The Oak Avenue / Lathrop Avenue intersection had the most pedestrian activity during the school arrival
and dismissal periods.
The posted guards did an excellent job making sure students crossed the intersections safely and even
directing traffic on occasion.
Question #5: What were the results of the Villages survey on study area traffic and parking concerns that was
available on the River Forest web-site and at Village Hall?
The Villages survey results echoed many of the GHA observations. Below summarizes many of the themes
residents offered in the surveys and the actual 200+ responses are provided for reference in Appendix B. The
Village survey results were very similar to the GHA observations (see Exhibit 7):
Most congestion occurs during school arrival and dismissal. The area is avoided by residents during this
time if they do not need to be there. It also occurs during the few night events that occur at the school
throughout the year.
Jackson Avenue is too narrow to handle cars parked on both sides and two lanes of traffic during non-
school times.
Many vehicles speed through the area or disobey signage causing a safety concern for pedestrians.
There are not enough parking spaces for use by the library, school, tennis club, and Centennial Park.
Speeds of traffic, congestion, lack of respect for signage in the surrounding area are big problems.
Parking when school is in session is challenging for the area, especially for library patrons.
This is an urban area; residents should not expect to park right in front of the door and should be willing to
walk a block or two to their destination.
Off-street parking is more important than on-street parking.
Parkway areas could be made smaller to allow more parking for all uses. Especially on the south side of
Oak Street since the Ash trees are marked for removal.
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Part C. Recommendations
Question #6: What improvements would best help promote safe and efficient traffic operations and pedestrian
mobility in the study area?
Exhibit 8 highlights the traffic and parking recommendations for Roosevelt Middle School and the Library. The
plan draws from previous studies conducted by TADI and Engberg Anderson, Inc. and alternates prepared by
Terra, as well as input from the Villages survey and GHAs independent data collection efforts, observations, and
analyses. The components of our recommended traffic and parking plans are summarized as follows.
Chicago Avenue from Lathrop Avenue to Jackson Avenue
Restripe parking markings on south side.
Stripe continental or zebra crosswalks on all four approaches at Jackson Avenue.
Lathrop Avenue from Chicago Avenue to Quick Avenue
Convert 3 of the 2-hour spaces in east side parking cutout to 30-minutes for quick library trips.
Reconfigure southern two parking lots along east side of Lathrop to provide a one-way northbound lane
and 18 parking spaces for use by school visitors and staff during school hours, then library patrons and
staff weekday evenings and on weekends. This is an example of excellent access management strategy,
as the center on Lathrop would be eliminated, thus reducing potential vehicle / pedestrian conflicts.
Maintain a minimum of 18 spaces in the north parking lot, as well as the dimensions to assist vehicles that
have to turn around should there not be any spaces available. The north lot spaces would be used by
both school and library visitors and patrons, but staff should be encouraged to park elsewhere.
No Left Turn should be posted for vehicles exiting the north lot drive during school hours to minimize
potential congestion along Lathrop, especially during morning arrival and afternoon dismissal.
Stripe zebra crosswalks on all approaches at Oak Avenue to emphasize the area where students and
other pedestrians should walk.
Stripe a continental crosswalk on the east side of Lathrop at Quick Avenue.
Quick Avenue from Lathrop Avenue to Jackson Avenue
Stripe continental crosswalks on the east sides of Jackson.
Replace temporary Do Not Enter sign facing east on Quick at Lathrop with the day(s) and hours of one-
way westbound traffic related to Church activity.
River Forest Tennis Club
Coordinate with the library and Roosevelt School to allow staff to park during non-peak tennis club
periods, perhaps the northernmost 15 spaces in their off-street parking lot.
Jackson Avenue from Quick Avenue to Oak Avenue
No changes in current operations recommended.
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Jackson Avenue @ Oak Avenue
Stripe zebra crosswalks on all approaches at Oak Avenue to emphasize the area where students and
other pedestrians should walk.
Prohibit parking for about 60 feet on both sides of Jackson Avenue south of Oak Avenue on school days
during school hours (7:00 AM to 4:00 PM) to promote better visibility and safer operations for pedestrians
and vehicles, especially during arrival and dismissal.
Oak Avenue from Lathrop Avenue to Jackson Avenue
Maintain one-way westbound traffic on Oak during school hours from 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM.
Construct 36 perpendicular parking spaces on the south side of Oak that would be reserved for Roosevelt
School staff during school hours, so as to eliminate turnover during student arrival and dismissal periods.
These spaces could then be used by library staff and visitors and tennis club staff and patrons outside
school hours on weekdays and on weekends. The perpendicular parking would not have an adverse
impact on the parkway, as two Ash trees have already been cut down and the others are expected to also
be cut down.
Permanently eliminate all parallel parking spaces on both sides of Oak at all times to provide adequate
turning radii into and out of the new perpendicular spaces on the south side.
Maintain the semi-circle drive for use by special needs vehicles.
Jackson Avenue from Chicago Avenue to Oak Avenue
Maintain one-way southbound traffic flow during school hours from 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM.
Create a parking cutout on the west side of Jackson along with a wider carriage walk to assist students
getting in and out of vehicles. The cutout will also create a bypass lane for the rather narrow pavement
section on Jackson. The northern portion should be used by school and library staff during school hours.
It appears that 18 parking spaces could be provided. The south portion of the cutout, about 250 feet north
of Oak Avenue, would be identified for student drop-off and pick-up during the morning arrival (7:00-8:30
AM) and afternoon dismissal (2:30-4:00 PM) periods. The remainder of the day, the cutout area could be
used by library and school visitors, which could add 22 parking spaces.
Question #7: What would the resulting parking situation be, with all of the recommended changes in supply and
user group allocation?
Exhibit 9 summarizes the existing and future parking allocation by parking zone location and the two primary user
groups, Roosevelt School and the library. If all of the recommendations are implemented, there will be 10
additional spaces available during school hours for a total of 146 spaces, when the overall parking demand is
highest.
Roosevelt School would require 46 spaces (per Village calculations) and the library would require 70 spaces (per
Endberg Anderson, Inc. May 28, 2014 report) for a total of 116 parking spaces. If the available parking on the east
side of Jackson between Chicago Avenue and Oak Street are subtracted from the supply, there would still be 119
parking spaces available to meet the combined code requirement of the school and library.
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As mentioned, the other uses in the Roosevelt School sub-area, Centennial Park, the River Forest Tennis Club,
and the First Presbyterian Church tend to have their busiest times outside weekday school hours. The spaces in
the cutout on Jackson Avenue and the perpendicular spaces on the south side of Oak Avenue would be
convenient to also accommodate their parking needs.
Based on the above discussion, other than perhaps during a peak special event, such as student-teacher night, it
can be concluded that the visitor and staff needs for both the school and library could be readily met without the
need to park in front of homes along the east side of Jackson Avenue or Oak Avenue and Quick Avenue in the
secondary study area.
Question #8: What traffic and parking improvements in the study area are not feasible and/or impractical?
Various suggestions for traffic flow and parking have been offered that probably shouldnt be considered for a
variety of reasons, including:
Oak Avenue operations should not be converted permanently to one-way westbound. Oak Avenue
provides an important east-west link throughout the Village that tends to collect neighborhood traffic and
distribute it to the busier Lake Street on the south and Chicago Avenue on the north and thus, should be
maintained as two-way after school hours.
Oak Avenue should not be converted to one-way eastbound, as it would disrupt school operations during
the important arrival and dismissal periods by having the passenger side of vehicles on the wrong side of
Oak for student drop-off and pick-up.
Quick Avenue should not be made a one-way eastbound street between Jackson Avenue and Lathrop
Avenue, perhaps as a potential one-way couplet with Oak Avenue, if it were permanently converted to
one-way westbound. And Quick Avenue is currently posted for one-way westbound Sunday mornings
from Jackson Avenue to Lathrop Avenue, so that cars can park on both sides of the street for First
Presbyterian Church services.
The existing play area on the east side of Roosevelt School should remain. Relocating the play area on
the west side of the school is not recommended, as it would conflict with school entrance and library
operations, as well as reduce the off-street parking supply that serves both uses.
Angled parking should not be provided in the parkway or on the school property on the north side of Oak
Avenue. The north side is important for student drop-off in the morning and pick-up in the afternoon.
Locating parking on the north side would create unnecessary congestion and decrease student visibility.
Additional on-street parking cut-outs should not be considered on the east side of Lathrop Avenue.
Lathrop has busy traffic many hours of the day and parking maneuvers would create unnecessary
congestion, especially during the morning arrival and afternoon dismissal periods.
Additional on-street parking cut-outs should not be considered on the west side of Jackson Avenue south
of Oak Street. These spaces would probably not be regularly used by library or school staff, as the
walking distance could be too long, especially during inclement weather.
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Technical Addendum
The following Exhibits and Appendices were previously referenced. They provide technical support for our
observations, findings, and recommendations discussed in the text.
Exhibits
1. Study Area Limits
2. Current Traffic Operations
3. Existing Traffic
4. Intersection Capacity Analyses
5. Parking Count Locations
6. Parking Count Data
7. GHA Study Area Observations
8. Traffic and Parking Recommendations
9. Recommended Parking Allocation
Appendices
A. Photo Inventory
B. Village Traffic and Parking Survey Results
TECHNICAL ADDENDUM
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Roosevelt School Sub-Area Study Limits
Study Area
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Blocks within border are Primary Study Area
Blocks adjacent are considered Secondary Study Area
Exhibit 4
Intersection Capacity Analyses
Roosevelt Middle School Sub Area Study
Part A. Parameters - Type of Traffic Control (Source: 2010Highway Capacity Manual)
I. Traffic Signals II. Stop Sign
LOS Delay (sec / veh) Description LOS Delay (sec / veh)
All signal phases clear waiting vehicles without delay A 10
Minimal delay experienced on select signal phases B >10 and 15
Some delay experienced on several phases; often used as design criteria C >15 and 25
Usually considered as the acceptable delay standard D >25 and 35
Very long delays experienced during the peak hours E >35 and 50
Unacceptable delays experienced throughout the peak hours F >50
Part B. Results LOS Per Movement Group By Approach
> = Shared Lane
- = Non Critical or not Allowed Movement
TRT - Shared Through/Right lane (with an additonal Through
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Delay
(sec / veh) LOS
1. Chicago Ave @ Lathrop Ave Traffic Signal LT TH RT LT TH RT LT TH RT LT TH RT Intersection Delay
A. Weekday Morning Peak Hour
Existing Traffic (See Exhibit 3 ) Current B B < B B < C C < C C < 18.7 B
B. School Dismissal
Existing Traffic (See Exhibit 3 ) Current D B < B B < C C < C C < 19.3 B
C. Weekday Evening Peak Hour
Existing Traffic (See Exhibit 3 ) Current D B < C B < C C < C C < 20.3 C
2. Chicago Ave @ Jackson Ave TWSC - NB/SB Stops LT TH RT LT TH RT LT TH RT LT TH RT SB Approach Delay
A. Weekday Morning Peak Hour
Existing Traffic (See Exhibit 3 ) Current > A < > A < - - - > E < 38.7 E
B. School Dismissal
Existing Traffic (See Exhibit 3 ) Current > A < > A < - - - > C < 24.5 C
C. Weekday Evening Peak Hour
Existing Traffic (See Exhibit 3 ) Current > A < > A < > C < > C < 24.8 C
3. Oak St @ Lathrop Ave AWSC LT TH RT LT TH RT LT TH RT LT TH RT Intersection Delay
A. Weekday Morning Peak Hour
Existing Traffic (See Exhibit 3 ) Current > B < > C < > C < > C < 15.0 B
B. School Dismissal
Existing Traffic (See Exhibit 3 ) Current > B < > B < > B < > B < 12.0 B
C. Weekday Evening Peak Hour
Existing Traffic (See Exhibit 3 ) Current > B < > C < > B < > C < 17.0 C
4. Oak St @ Jackson Ave AWSC LT TH RT LT TH RT LT TH RT LT TH RT Intersection Delay
A. Weekday Morning Peak Hour
Existing Traffic (See Exhibit 3 ) Current > A < > A < > A < > A < 8.6 A
B. School Dismissal
Existing Traffic (See Exhibit 3 ) Current > A < > A < > A < > A < 7.5 A
C. Weekday Evening Peak Hour
Existing Traffic (See Exhibit 3 ) Current > A < > A < > A < > A < 7.5 A
A 10
B >10 and 20
C >20 and 35
D >35 and 55
E >55 and 80
F >80
Roadway
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Eastbound Westbound Northbound Southbound
5. Quick St @ Jackson Ave TWSC - EB/WB Stops LT TH RT LT TH RT LT TH RT LT TH RT EB Approach Delay
A. Weekday Morning Peak Hour
Existing Traffic (See Exhibit 3 ) Current > B < > A < > A < > A < 10.4 B
B. School Dismissal
Existing Traffic (See Exhibit 3 ) Current > A < > A < > A < > A < 9.6 A
C. Weekday Evening Peak Hour
Existing Traffic (See Exhibit 3 ) Current > A < > A < > A < > A < 9.3 A
6. Ouick St @ Lathrop Ave TWSC - EB/WB Stops LT TH RT LT TH RT LT TH RT LT TH RT
WB Approach
Delay
A. Weekday Morning Peak Hour
Existing Traffic (See Exhibit 3 ) Current - - - > B < - - - > A - 14.0 B
B. School Dismissal
Existing Traffic (See Exhibit 3 ) Current - - - > B < - - - > A - 14.1 B
C. Weekday Evening Peak Hour
Existing Traffic (See Exhibit 3 ) Current - - - > B < - - - > A - 11.2 B
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ADA 1 0 - 0 - 0 - 1 - 0 1 - 0 - - 0
Regular 8 0 - 2 - 5 - 6 - 6 7 - 7 - - 2
ADA 2 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 1 - 1 - - 1
Regular 16 0 - 6 - 11 - 12 - 15 10 - 9 - - 4
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Regular 19 - 0 - 0 0 0 1 1 2 5 5 5 19 14 -
H Parking on south side of Oak Regular 14 - - - 1 1 9 10 10 - 14 12 11 10 4 -
Totals 143 2 3 18 6 59 24 92 27 89 109 37 99 45 22 30
Combined Percent Occupied 1% 2% 13% 4% 41% 17% 64% 19% 62% 76% 26% 69% 31% 15% 21%
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Occupied Spaces
Exhibit 6 - Parking Counts
Roosevelt Middle School
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM, 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
May 20, 2014
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Street Time Observation
Jackson AM On the west side of Jackson cars are mainly dropping off mid block adjacent to the playground
Jackson AM Side door of the school (#13) is locked until 8:20 but teachers are let in prior to that
Jackson AM Staffing begins at 8 am keeping watch over the playground
Jackson AM Mostly middle school age kids on the playground and can get rowdy
Jackson AM
"Road Rage" observed during peak drop-off times. Parents creating a middle "through" lane between parked cars
(east) and unloaders (west)
Jackson AM
Often a car will swerve around the unloader to move toward Oak Street and sometimes unloader pulls away at same
time
Jackson AM Never saw unloading except at the west curb
Jackson AM 9am: Block south of Oak on Jackson with only 3 cars parked (2-way street with parking allowed on both sides)
Lathrop Lots Midday 50% of cars from North and 50% from South
Lathrop/Oak Dismissal Buses traveling south on Lathrop (to other schools) at 2:35pm, 2:50pm
Oak AM At 7:15 3 cars parked on east side of Jackson.
Oak AM Students started gathering at Oak entrance at 7:50am. 7:58 all were allowed to enter.
Oak AM Drop off is fairly efficient but drivers need to watch for each other to avoid accidents on Oak.
Oak AM 7:58 - 6 cars in queue to drop off. 8:10 doors locked.
Oak AM 8:06 - traffic backed up from Lathrop to Jackson.
Oak AM Parents driving too fast. Everyone in a rush.
Oak AM After dropping students off many cut in front of through traffic on Oak.
Oak AM Space is extremely narrow for cars to fit through on Oak when both sides of the street are full.
Oak AM One small bus dropped a student in front of the Oak entrance at 8:20.
Oak AM 8:20 all doors opened for students to enter.
Oak AM From 8:16-8:30 it was too busy to count both the cars and the walkers.
School Grounds AM AM bell rings @ 8:22, doors lock @ 8:30-students arriving after 8:30 must go to office
School Grounds AM Teachers start to arrive @ 7 am and park in lots on Lathrop
School Grounds AM 1 teacher bikes to school, 1 teacher dropped off in lib/school lot
School Grounds AM Lathrop posted @ library/school lot) arrive@ 7:45 am leave 8:45-9:00 am, 2:45 pm leave 3:45-4 pm
School Grounds Students from 3 schools (Roosevelt, St Lukes and Lincoln) use this route
School Grounds AM 7:40 am band/orchestra students start to arrive, also kids coming for extra academic
Exhibit 7: Observation Summary
Roosevelt School Sub-Area
May 20, 2014
Drop Off Activity
Street Time Observation
Oak/Jackson Dismissal
Crossing guard politely asked a parent to move -- she was waiting to pick up and completely blocking the crosswalk on
the south side of Oak.
Oak/Jackson Dismissal Traffic back ups were worse in the afternoon than the morning. Most activity happens between 3:20 and 3:30.
Oak/Jackson Dismissal
Traffic situation at corner was made more dangerous by parents driving and talking on cell phones and not paying
attention.
Oak/Jackson Dismissal
Witnessed bad situation between a parent and ice cream truck driver at 3:15. Truck driver asked parent to move from
corner spot and she was outraged.
Oak/Jackson Dismissal At 3:21 a small school bus double parked on Oak to pick up a student, causing a back up.
Oak/Jackson Dismissal At 3:23 - 8 cars in queue to cross Lathrop at Oak. Same number in quecue on southbound Jackson at Oak stop sign.
Oak/Jackson Dismissal 3:36 was the worst queue southbound on Jackson at Oak stop sign- 13 cars.
Oak/Jackson Dismissal
At 4:01 one car headed northbound on Jackson (start of two-way traffic). Did not observe any cars heading eastbound
on Oak at that time.
School Grounds PM Cars backed up southbound Lathrop from library to Oak @3:23 pm, and then Chicago to Oak @ 3:26, 3:28, 3:30 pm
School Grounds AM, PM Back-up also occurs when southbound cars turn left into library/school lot in morning and afternoon
School Grounds PM Parents start to pick up and some teachers leave @ 2:30
School Grounds PM A few parents pick-up on the West side of Lathrop
School Grounds PM School is open to kids until 4 pm and some teachers are still at school after 5 pm
Pick Up Activity
Street Time Observation
Jackson AM Parkers on the east side of Jackson is mainly by teachers using entrance #13
Jackson AM There is a sign on the west side "Student Loading Zone. No Parking During School Hours"
Jackson AM Parking is allowed on the west side north of the sign
Jackson AM No parking restrictions on the east side
Lathrop Lots Midday Jimmy Johns delivery at 11:05 to school (double parked for 2 min)
Lathrop Lots Midday 1 food delivery on bicycle
Lathrop Lots Midday 12:35 - 1 school district truck pulled in and double parked in front of entrance for 5 min
Lathrop Lots Midday Observed 4 parents parked in the south lot along Lathrop and walked to school to pick up child (11:15-12:30)
Lathrop Lots Midday Observed 1 library patron parking in south lot along Lathrop (12:10)
Lathrop Lots Midday Observed 1 red Ford wagon ZOOM into north lot, threw lunch at child waiting at door and sped away!
Lathrop Lots Midday Estimate reasons for coming into lot: 20% bringing lunch, 60% picking up child, 20% other (parent volunteers?)
Lathrop/Oak Dismissal Nothing happening from 230-3:05pm, no queues at stop signs
School Grounds AM Tight turns into all lots on Lathrop, visibility poor, the crossing guard is necessary at lib/school lot drive
School Grounds Midday Lunch bell 11:21 am 12:20 pm lunch over, 11 am parents arrive to drop off
School Grounds lunches, take kids to appointments or lunch, Jimmy Johns delivers 3x on 5/20/2014
School Grounds AM Tennis players parked along Oak before 7am
School Grounds AM Some Wednesdays there are district meetings and the library/school lot fills early morning
School Grounds All
Library/School lot on Lathrop (also office entrance)-Library patrons pull in lot to drop off books before and after
school and all day parking wherever they can, special needs and kids with injuries are dropped off and picked up here
and sometimes parents park and walk the student into the building, cars end up making 3 pt turn to exit lot, the
entrance to the office is blocked by cones so that cars cant pull in there and turn around for pedestrian safety, cars
enter this lot from the north and south slightly more from the south, upperclassmen exit the office door to walk or be
picked up in lot but mostly to run across lot to the library where some kids do homework or hangout inside and
outside to be picked up later lots of kids!(some parents pull up in front of library and lay on the horn until student
comes}, except for kids running in the lot and parents and teachers trying to drive out of the library it is a wonderful
school location
School Grounds All There is activity all day in the lots on Lathrop
School Grounds AM
Library opens @ 9 am, library employees are told to park on Jackson but sometimes park in the lot, 1 student uses
bike racks in front of library, some library patrons turn around in the middle of Lathrop from spots in front of the
library
School Grounds PM Ice Cream Truck parked @ Jackson and Oak after school in warm weather
Parking Activity
Street Time Observation
Jackson AM Crossing guard at Jackson and Oak starts at 7:40 am
Jackson AM Lots of bikers and walkers from the north to the playground
Jackson AM 9am: kids at gym class doing timed sprints on the sidewalk along Jackson
Lathrop/Oak Dismissal 3:00pm - several teachers exit door #3 on west side of building, walking south to cars parked on Lathrop south of Oak
Lathrop/Oak Dismissal 3:05pm - crossing guard
Oak AM Crossing guard at Jackson and Oak is a great help to students walking and biking.
Oak AM Walkers seemed to be coming from the east and west equally. 107 bikers.
Oak/Jackson Dismissal
Crossing guard worked at Oak & Jackson 2:50-3:50 pm. His services are greatly needed! After 3:20pm corner was
extremely busy and dangerous.
Oak/Jackson Dismissal
Ice cream truck parked at southwest corner of Oak and Jackson, causing many students to cross Oak and then cross
back to school grounds.
Oak/Jackson Dismissal
Half of walkers apperared to be heading east from Oak school exit and half were heading west. Too much activity to
get count of walkers.
Oak/Jackson Dismissal
16 bikes out of the 107 parked at 2:45 were still there at 4pm. 10 students were still hanging on school property near
the swing set at that time.
School Grounds AM 5 Crossing Guards (4 @ intersections surrounding school and 1 mid- block
School Grounds AM All crossing guards seem very invested in the safety of the students
School Grounds AM, PM
Guards @ all corners say some cars dont want to stop for kids and have a hard time with parents dropping kids @
intersections, some students on Chicago dont wait for the guard to get to them to cross them and some cars keep
going not letting students enter the intersection
School Grounds All Crosswalk signs up @ Chicago and Jackson before 7 am and still up after 5 pm
School Grounds All Gym classes are held in the field @ Chicago and Jackson weather permitting
Pedestrian Activity
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APPENDIX A
PHOTO INVENTORY
Photo Inventory
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Drop off on Oak Street Queue on south side of Oak for drop off
Drop-off Queue on Oak and Jackson Signage on Oak Street
Photo Inventory
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Jackson Ave after AM drop-off Oak Street after AM drop off
107 parked bikes South parking lot on Lathrop
Photo Inventory
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School Entrance on Lathrop South side of the middle parking lot on Lathrop
North side of the middle lot on Lathrop North lot on Lathrop looking towards school main entrance
Photo Inventory
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North lot on Lathrop looking toward the Library Street parking on Lathrop in front of the Library
Signage on northbound Lathrop Signage on eastbound Oak St
Photo Inventory
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Ice Cream truck on Jackson at Oak School Entrance (#13) on Jackson
Looking at the north side of the school and east side of the Library Looking north at Lathrop and Chicago
Photo Inventory
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Looking east on Quick towards Jackson Ave Looking north on Jackson towards Chicago
Signage on Jackson Ave Looking south at Jackson and Oak
Photo Inventory
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Looking north at Jackson and Oak Street Looking west on Quick at Lathrop
Looking north along Jackson Looking north on Jackson at Oak St
APPENDIX B
TRAFFIC AND PARKING SURVEY RESULTS
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Avenue, Lathrop Avenue, Jackson Avenue and Quick Avenue?
Please note:
Traffic is defined the movement of vehicles within the roadway.
Congestion is defined as when the roadway or intersections ...
1 Drivers on Chicago Avenue and Lathrop speed, text while driving and refuse to
stop for pedestrians in the cross walks. The public library is but a 22 minute
walk from any home River Forest. A significant number of Roosevelt students
walk and bike to school each day, as there is no bus service. Increased
enforcement for moving violations and permanent crosswalk markings are
needed. Cyclist have a difficult time maneuvering a safe distance from the
parked cars on the narrow Jackson and Oak streets when cars are parked on
both sides of the street. There is very little congestion during the school day,
outside of the "rush minute" of school pick-up and drop off. After 4 pm weekdays
when the streets go from one-way to two-way, and on weekends, both Jackson
and Oak are too narrow to accommodate two-way traffic when cars are parked
on both sides of the street. A game of "chicken" ensues when cars meet, as one
car needs to back up in order for another to pass. As Lathrop has three
parking lots that are dead-end - cars pulling in, out and backing out of those lots
creates pedestrian hazards on the sidewalk and near misses and congestion on
Lathrop. The pedestrian signals on Chicago and Lathrop should be automatic,
and not require a pedestrian (or child cyclist) to push the button. I have no
concerns about Quick as it is not heavily used and has no parking allowed
except on Sundays.
Jun 16, 2014 9:40 PM
2 Traffic during school arrival and departure hours are a nightmare. Most
surrounding streets are clogged and as a resident, I try to avoid this area. I
would also suggest this area comes further west than just Lathrop.
Jun 16, 2014 3:35 PM
3 My comments are focused on parking - see No. 7 etc. Jun 16, 2014 3:27 PM
4 Based on routes I travel, Lathrop and Oak Ave (particularly between Jackson
and Lathrop) are highly congested at school dropoff and pickup times There are
no areas next to the school for easy and safe drop-off. Our workaround, which
works reasonably well for us except in inclement weather, is to drop off and
pickup on Oak Ave between Lathrop and Ashland where the child can then use
the crossing guard at Lathrop and Oak to cross safely and not have to walk
overly far.
Jun 16, 2014 2:44 PM
5 Terrible congestion on Jackson during the school day. Reportedly unsafe
conditions at corners and of Jackson and Oak. Have witnessed Oak Street fully
loaded during summer months, especially tennis club events. This congestion is
already bad enough -- removing off street parking from D90 will only make it
worse.
Jun 16, 2014 11:41 AM
6 Jackson Avenue (700 block) and Oak Avenue (between Jackson and Lathrop)
sometimes have cars parked on both sides of the street - depending upon the
time of day, day of the week, or the season. When this happens, it is difficult to
drive down the street when traffic is two-way. The problem is alleviated during
school hours on school days, when these 2 blocks are one-way. During the
summer (outside school hours and days), Oak Street has a problem. Same
problem happens on Quick next to 1st Presbyterian Church on Sunday
Jun 16, 2014 11:39 AM
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Avenue, Lathrop Avenue, Jackson Avenue and Quick Avenue?
Please note:
Traffic is defined the movement of vehicles within the roadway.
Congestion is defined as when the roadway or intersections ...
mornings, at which time the block is one-way. If the Village is unwilling to
convert the 700 block of Jackson into one-way south or Oak Street to one-way
west 24/7, perhaps it could have a few No Parking yellow curbed areas where
polite cars could pull to the side to let oncoming cars pass. There is congestion
during school drop-off and pick-up at Roosevelt, but it only lasts a few minutes. I
have experienced the Oak Street congestion in particular and find that the traffic
moves relatively efficiently with rare exceptions. I do not favor any change in
street plans to correct the problem. People just have to be patient for about 15
minutes.
7 TRAFFIC: Chicago - Very busy through thoroughfare for drivers from Western
suburbs/city who are interested in getting through RF; in many instances, drivers
are unfamiliar with area/proximity to parks/school, etc. Light at Chicago/Lathrop
causes unsafe acceleration in direct proximity to adjacent institutions. Jackson
- Residential street not designed (width) to bear the number of vehicles on the
road at certain periods of the day Oak - Very busy through thoroughfare for RF
drivers who are interested in getting around RF; though well publicized, school
day access/limited access is confusing to some drivers, especially those from
outside of RF (delivery trucks, cabs, service contractors, etc.) Lathrop - Very
busy through thoroughfare for drivers from Western suburbs/city who are
interested in getting through RF; in many instances, drivers are unfamiliar with
area/proximity to parks/school, etc. Light at Chicago/Lathrop causes unsafe
acceleration in direct proximity to adjacent institutions. CONGESTION:
Chicago - Major transit roadway; congested at multiple times throughout day
Jackson - Non-major transit roadway being asked to serve in such capacity
during school drop off and pick-up Oak - ditto Lathrop - Major transit roadway;
congested at multiple tiems throughout day
Jun 16, 2014 8:52 AM
8 Parking in the area of Chicago Avenue, Lathrop Avenue, Jackson Avenue and
Quick Avenue (PRI District) is inadequate to meet the needs of the the three
public bodies that are located in that area (District 90, Park District, and Library).
And this a largely a year-round and all-day-long problem. Problem is made
worse by fact that only available off-street parking uses same ingress and egress
and as configured is very difficult for cars to turn around and exit after finding the
lot is full . Result is added congestion as many cars using surrounding streets for
parking and as many cars struggle to turn around and exit (or worse, back into
the street) after entering a lot and finding it full.
Jun 16, 2014 6:44 AM
9 traffic is dangerously unsafe for students during the beginning and ending of
schoolschool hours
Jun 16, 2014 2:22 AM
10 Safety for all people using any of the facilities in the area being studied. Please
determine how the library may have more public parking for patrons, know
matter their age or time of day they want to go to the library.
Jun 15, 2014 11:59 PM
11 1) The traffic guard at Jackson and Oak is not a good one. He doesn't go into the
street to help pedestrians cross the street or to direct traffic. He just stays on the
Jun 15, 2014 9:25 PM
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Avenue, Lathrop Avenue, Jackson Avenue and Quick Avenue?
Please note:
Traffic is defined the movement of vehicles within the roadway.
Congestion is defined as when the roadway or intersections ...
northwest corner of the intersection. Sometimes he talks to people while facing
away from the intersection. He is useless. 2) Some streets should either be one
way all the time or have parking on only one side of the street (examples would
be (a) Jackson between Chicago and Oak, (b) Oak between Monroe and
Jackson, (c) Oak between Lathrop and Ashland 3) When Jackson becomes 2
way traffic after 4 PM on school days and when there are events going on at
either the school or the park district, the street is not wide enough to
accommodate cars parked on both sides of the street as well as 2 way traffic. It
is a game of chicken.
12 My concern is that this village survey of traffic and parking has only become a
"village issue" because of the Roosevelt Exterior Project. In reality it has always
been an issue and the school isn't the only contributor to the congestion. There
hasn't and never will be enough parking to satisfy River Forest residents, we are
just plan land locked.
Jun 15, 2014 8:35 PM
13 Parking is next to impossible for the library during school hours. I now go only to
the library after school hours, on Saturday or Sunday. Please, please, don't
restrict parking in that area any more!!!
Jun 15, 2014 8:08 AM
14 Once the library parking lot has been taken there will be little to no parking
space. Traffic will be horrible and congested.
Jun 12, 2014 5:57 PM
15 Congestion on the streets is greatest during "rush hours" which includes drop off
times and pick up times for the children at school, after school activities and
during events. There is also more traffic in early morning and afternoon during
typical rush hour times which drivers use Lathrop Ave. as a main thoroughfare
from Madison to North Ave.
Jun 12, 2014 1:57 PM
16 No comment. Jun 12, 2014 10:42 AM
17 Oak St. Is impassable and very dangerous during the summer when the tennis
club us in full swing. Not only do the members park in the Roosevelt turn around
but they line the street on both sides rendering it virtually one way. Yet Oak is
not one way during the summer, so if you get stuck it can take a long time to
drive that one block. I would rather see the street one way year round as it
would be safer. I hope the Roosevelt 'drive through' is not intended to be a
tennis club parking lot so it is available for school use only. In addition, the
Lathrop and Oak intersection is managed inefficiently when the crossing guard is
working. The entire intersection can become immobilized while one child is
crossed at a time. It would be much more efficient if the guard could cross
groups of students. Perhaps a traffic officer would help at that corner in the
mornings when large numbers of cars and children need to go through the
intersection. Passing multiple cars opposite of the children crossing the street
makes sense.
Jun 12, 2014 12:52 AM
18 During school year when children are arriving or leaving Roosevelt school, there
is a fair amount of traffic congestion. On voting days there is an increase in
Jun 11, 2014 5:51 PM
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Avenue, Lathrop Avenue, Jackson Avenue and Quick Avenue?
Please note:
Traffic is defined the movement of vehicles within the roadway.
Congestion is defined as when the roadway or intersections ...
traffic congestion. There is a shortage of parking spots in this vicinity, but taking
away the parking spots from the library would be detrimental to the library
patrons. It is hard enough to get to the library and reducing the available parking
spots will only add to the congestion
19 none Jun 11, 2014 3:19 PM
20 I have no concerns Jun 11, 2014 3:01 PM
21 When school is in session, Oak Street between Jackson and Lathrop is one-way
west-bound and has parking restrictions. When school is not in session, there
are often cars parked up and down both sides of the street (probably for the
Tennis Club) and it is often difficult to navigate the street. Two-way traffic is
often not possible.
Jun 11, 2014 12:52 PM
22 Congestion during the hour when school begins and when it ends is
considerable. The proposed closure of the north lot will push more traffic onto
the street, which is likely to be even less safe than the present configuration. No
student has ever been hurt in the north lot, but if all traffic is pushed out onto the
street and children are running between cars to meet up with rides home, the
safety is likely to be compromised even further. Congestion will increase on all
of the nearby streets.
Jun 11, 2014 12:25 PM
23 Oak Avenue is a nightmare after school. Vehicles park on both sides of the
street which essentially creates a single lane. Visibility is reduced which causes
safety concerns for pedestrians.
Jun 11, 2014 6:37 AM
24 The non-use of the Roosevelt turmaround. Turn that into social/rec/play area
and put in parking on the SE corner of the grounds where the current bike rack
and play area exists. Tear out fencing and make one large complete parking
area to the southwest corner of the school so there aren't so many exits-one
main one bby the library and cars filter south along the school...more spaces can
be added.
Jun 10, 2014 8:08 PM
25 This is often a congested area and I avoid it whenever possible. The only thing
that brings me to this area, generally, would be my use of the library.
Jun 10, 2014 4:35 PM
26 Parking and safety for the children. Jun 10, 2014 12:17 PM
27 This is a difficult area to drive in during the times when school starts and ends.
Roosevelt needs a more effective way of discharging students to waiting cars.
Jun 10, 2014 11:31 AM
28 Too many parents driving children and crossing guards are not always efficient
in moving traffic.,
Jun 10, 2014 10:59 AM
29 I know area will be congested when school lets out so I avoid it when I can. Jun 10, 2014 9:47 AM
30 Congestion that occurs when cars are parked on both sides of 600 and 700 Jun 10, 2014 8:46 AM
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Avenue, Lathrop Avenue, Jackson Avenue and Quick Avenue?
Please note:
Traffic is defined the movement of vehicles within the roadway.
Congestion is defined as when the roadway or intersections ...
blocks of Jackson as well as on Oak between Jackson and Lathrop - especially
when two way traffic is allowed on Oak and 700 Jackson is a problem. These
problems are compounded during school drop-off and pick up times and when
there are after school events or RFTC events. If parking is allowed on both
sides of these streets, then traffic should run one-way. Getting in and out of
driveway is an ongoing problem when cars are parked on both sides of Jackson
and is even worse with traffic running in both direction during those times.
31 Congestion on Oak and Lathrop both before and after school is overwhelming,
particularly in winter months when most parents are trying to help their children
in the cold weather.
Jun 10, 2014 8:22 AM
32 High traffic occurs in the mornings and afternoons when Roosevelt school starts/
ends classes. Also in the evenings at times when there are events at the school
or tennis club during the summer. At those times I avoid driving thru Oak,
Jackson or Lathrop.
Jun 9, 2014 10:13 PM
33 No concerns. Traffic and congestion only aggravated by school hours
specifically drop-off pick and and the few special events. Busy school.......high
traffic times should be expected.
Jun 9, 2014 3:03 PM
34 Congestion during school starting and releasing times. Oak Avenue is
particularly clogged and dangerous because with the parked cars, there is only
room for one lane of traffic. Jackson Ave is a nightmare for cars wanting to exit
out of the parking lot, cars and pedestrians.
Jun 8, 2014 5:31 PM
35 Congestion and Traffic concerns are as follows: 700 block of Jackson Ave and
Oak Street is the main drop off zone and flow through traffic zone for Roosevelt
School drop off and pick up. The issues are that the streets are narrower than
other streets in town to handle the amount of traffic and congestion not only
during the school year, but also during the summer when the Tennis Club use is
in full swing, and in the spring summer and fall when the Park District fields are
used. Also, during the year, the North Gym is used by the RFPD for sports
programs. The amount of vehicular traffic in that particular area bound by
Jackson, Oak, Lathrop, and Chicago is particularly difficult to navigate during
these busy times, but more so in the winter months when snow and ice make it
more difficult to use the curb to curb areas of the street. With on street parking
allowed on the east side of Jackson, on both sides after school hours when the
one-way time expires, and the same for Oak street, make it virtually impossible
to navigate a through lane in the middle because of traffic flow both north and
south at the same time. During drop off and pick up, parents and caregivers are
not very thoughtful about using the middle part of the street as a through street
and instead sometimes drop off their kids in the middle of the road instead of
pulling to the west curb. This produces back-up, sometimes to Chicago avenue.
Also parents stop at the stop sign at Jackson and Oak and block traffic by
dropping off kids in the middle of the street thus blocking traffic and also making
it dangerous for the kids to cross in front of other curb traffic trying to pull out. In
Jun 8, 2014 8:09 AM
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Avenue, Lathrop Avenue, Jackson Avenue and Quick Avenue?
Please note:
Traffic is defined the movement of vehicles within the roadway.
Congestion is defined as when the roadway or intersections ...
one instance this year, a parent pulled to the east curb of Jackson, their child
opened the passenger side door to exit her car right into my car, missing hitting
her by a few inches. I almost took the door off of their vehicle in addition to
almost hitting the pedestrian. It was a very disturbing situation. Fortunately I
was going slow and was able to brake quickly. There is no traffic control by the
police or education to force parents and users of the school to be more
respectful and careful. Lathrop is a busy thoroughfare and having small parking
lots with three ingress and egress driveways makes it more dangerous for
drivers and passengers, and pedestrians navigating the sidewalks to get to the
school office or the library or the gym. The north parking lot is so functionally
obsolete that there is no room for turn-arounds, people double park because
from Lathrop visibility of available parking does not exists until a car pulls into
the lot. It is dangerous for children because they exit the office doors and the
gym doors to go out during recess if the RFPD fields are available so they are in
constant contact with cars potentially moving in that lot. Senior are vulnerable
because it is not only a dangerous lot during school hours but also for all other
users.
36 Today's traffic flow is quite heavy around the the school during drop off time.
When you add in the tennis club at certain points in the year it gets to be a bit
much already. Traffic flow gets impeded, in a good way, by traffic crossing
guards. That adds to the slow down and congestion in the area overall. As we
move away parking spot in the redesign of the school lots it will push more cars
onto the street. This will creat more congestion. Cars that park in the lot will be
pushed into the immediate area which will in turn cause more congestion. A
basic law here is that more things in a area more congestion when it comes to
traffic.
Jun 8, 2014 7:52 AM
37 The intersection at Lathrop and Oak is congested and slow moving during school
start and end times. It has been noticeably worse the last two years. Heading
north on Jackson and turning right onto Oak is difficult after school because of
congestion. Parking in the area for any well-attened middle school event (open
house, chorus concert, musical) is nearly impossible.
Jun 8, 2014 6:50 AM
38 The intersection of Jackson and Oak is crowded and dangerous at school
opening and dismissal times.
Jun 7, 2014 6:32 PM
39 it's gotten worse over the years Jun 6, 2014 8:01 AM
40 I am in this area each weekday dropping off my children at Roosevelt Middle
School. Most days, I do not have any issues with drop off. If the weather is
particularly bad, there may be a longer wait to get to the drop off zone. I think the
one-way on Jackson during school hours allows for a generally congestion free
street, aside from the 30 minutes in the morning for drop off and the 30 minutes
in the evening for pick up. When Jackson becomes a two way street (after
school hours) and there are events at the school, library, softball diamond and/or
soccer field, Jackson becomes difficult to navigate.
Jun 6, 2014 7:32 AM
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Avenue, Lathrop Avenue, Jackson Avenue and Quick Avenue?
Please note:
Traffic is defined the movement of vehicles within the roadway.
Congestion is defined as when the roadway or intersections ...
41 Vehicle traffic has increased over the years Congestion at various times of day
has gotten worse over time. Cars line up on Jackson waiting to pick up school
children is planned congestion
Jun 6, 2014 7:08 AM
42 Car accidents, children being hurt by cars because of cars rushing to get where
they want to be. Inability to get to the library in early am or when school gets out.
Jun 5, 2014 11:09 PM
43 The primary concerns are as follows: Congestion occurs during the morning drop
off and afternoon pick up of children from Roosevelt School. Jackson Avenue is
usually clogged with cars backing up to Chicago Avenue because there is not
appropriate traffic flow movement to drop kids off at the designated drop off
doors ie Jackson doors for 7 and 8 graders, Oak Street for 5 and 6 graders.
There is parking on the east side of the street, traffic flowing thru the middle of
the street, and vehicles pulling to the curb on the west side of the street to drop
off. The corner of Oak and Jackson is considerably congested as ignorant
drivers stop their cars to let off passengers off in the middle lane, or at the stop
sign thus blocking both pedestrian and vehicular traffic from flowing through.
Circle drive used to be utlilized until it was dangerous for the students being
dropped off at the north curb of Oak street crossing in front of moving vehicles
on circle drive. That was an accident waiting to happen and a traffic nightmare
because there was nobody directing traffic. Buses sometimes park on the west
side of Jackson to drop off or pick up kids during the morning rush and it blocks
all traffic flow from the north going south on Jackson. Circle Dr. has virtually
been closed off to any use during the school day. Jackson and Oak street are
more narrow than other streets in town and thus when cars are parked on the
east side, cars moving through the middle and cars pulling up to the west side
curb to drop off, it is very narrow and difficult to navigate. If someone opens a
car door into traffic, it will be torn off. One time this past fall during the morning
drop off, a young girl was dropped off on the east side of Jackson and opened
her door into my car driving in the middle lane. I almost hit her car door and her.
It was very frightening. The lots on Lathrop are very functionally obsolete. There
are three lots that are very small and difficult to navigate. They fill up during the
day, and if you happen to pull in to look for a spot, you have to do multiple three
point turns to try to get back out onto Lathrop. There are three driveways that
intersect the sidewalk and open up onto Lathrop thus causing a lot of traffic
problems when cars have to either enter or exit those lots onto Lathrop. The
north parking lot that services the school office entrance, the north gym and the
library is very dangerous. It is almost impossible to pull out of the parking
spaces because visibility is so bad that it is difficult if not impossible to
sometimes see other cars backing out or pedestrians walking to their cars
behind your backing up car. We use that lot very frequently during Saturday and
Sunday Park District activities in the gym and it is always crowded and you can
hardly ever find an open spot there.
Jun 5, 2014 5:18 PM
44 My main concern is the safety of the students (Roosevelt and Lincoln). Way too
many cars are already in the streets. Jackson Avenue and Oak St are much
narrower streets than the other main streets in River Forest. They cant take any
Jun 5, 2014 10:51 AM
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more cars. As students walk in between these vehicles, the increased possibility
of accidents is great. Kids get dropped off on either side of the streets. Teachers
and Parents dropping off kids seem to arrive approximately at the same times.
(Even though the teachers are supposed get to the school early). These traffic
matters also create issues for the neighbors. As we try to get to work, we find our
street packed with kids and vehicles.
45 This area is completely clogged at dismissal time. BUT, it's a school, which lets
out all at one time. And we chose to live near a school, so you know to avoid
that area if possible during that time. All school areas are the same at dismissal
time. Traffic is particularly bad on Oak, which you should have listed above.
Jun 5, 2014 7:45 AM
46 This area is very busy throughout the days and evenings, but it is seriously
congested during the drop-off and pick-up times during school days. The
number of cars on the street plus the number of pedestrians makes for a
dangerous area that requires great caution by drivers. Because Lake, Lathrop,
and Chicago are well-travelled by non-residents there is increased concern--
basic information about drop-off and pick-up are not known to the commuter just
looking for a way through the western suburbs.
Jun 5, 2014 7:11 AM
47 seems like Lathrop is usually pretty busy and there is not much parking available
to goto the library or just drop off books.
Jun 4, 2014 5:23 PM
48 Safety of my child when taking him to school at Roosevelt in the morning and
picking him up in afternoon. However I am not concerned cars parked on the
street, rather the ones going through the intersections
Jun 4, 2014 10:02 AM
49 That area calls for heavy traffic but also traffic safety being that there is school
and the library there.
Jun 4, 2014 6:32 AM
50 I don't have any concerns regarding traffic in this area. Jun 3, 2014 8:38 PM
51 I am concerned about safety, and also the volume of cars traveling in these
narrow streets---filled with pedestrians and bicyclists.
Jun 3, 2014 5:44 PM
52 I am concerned that the situation may worsen. It is tolerable now. Jun 3, 2014 3:42 PM
53 Ofter when I visit the library, even when school is not in session, I frequently see
cars parked on Lathrop blocking driveways and pulled up too close to the
corners while someone runs into the library "for just a couple of minutes." Once,
when the adjacent school lot was full, someone parked right in the middle of the
lot! I suppose he or she thought that was a slightly better alternative to leaving it
in the middle of Lathrop.
Jun 3, 2014 2:57 PM
54 Poor flow of traffic, disregard of controled interesctions including parking
restrictions or parking courtesy
Jun 3, 2014 12:28 PM
55 Traffic and congestion are unavoidable at certain times in this area. I think the Jun 3, 2014 12:01 PM
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crossing guards do help, but I would like to see them be more clear/decisive in
their directions to the drivers. But I want you to know, these crossing guards are
the nicest people just trying to do their job. I don't know where you find them,
but keep them!!
56 In general, traffic and congestion are not huge problems. At certain times such
as immediately prior to the start of school at Roosevelt and at dismissal or for
special events at the school, congestion is bad. This lasts only 15 minutes at
most- this is tolerable- if you don't need to be in the immediate area simply find
alternate route
Jun 3, 2014 9:05 AM
57 Jackson and Oak Streets are extremely difficult to travel through in the evenings
and on weekends when there are cars parked on both sides of the street.
During school hours when both streets are one way, the street are at least
passable and safer.
Jun 3, 2014 4:44 AM
58 Cars are the main concern, particularly when children are in the area in large
numbers. Traffic safety for children with regard to congestion is my utmost
concern.
Jun 2, 2014 7:50 PM
59 Parents careless when driving their children to Roosevelt. many on cell phone
and to busy for the easy task at had. The safety of their children
Jun 2, 2014 7:19 PM
60 Oak Street is nearly impassable with parking on both sides of the street. This is
particularly the case in warmer months when the Tennis Club is in operation.
Jun 2, 2014 7:18 PM
61 My concern is that the congestion in the area will cause an injury to a pedestrian. Jun 2, 2014 12:18 PM
62 I generally try to avoid this area doing school opening/closing hours to not
contribute to the congestion of cars and pedestrians. I understand that its
necessary because of the school and do not find it to be an issue.
Jun 2, 2014 12:07 PM
63 Very bad congestion on Oak between Jackson and Lathrop. Street isn't wide
enough for parking on both sides, two-way traffic, bicycles, and lots of
pedestrians at corners.
Jun 2, 2014 11:28 AM
64 The intersection at Jackson and Oak is horrible at drop off times for school Jun 2, 2014 11:06 AM
65 I have not had any problems with traffic/congestion in that area other than
maybe in the morning for a very short period while school is beginning.
Jun 2, 2014 11:04 AM
66 My main concern is the safety of children entering and leaving Roosevelt School,
or at any time they are on Oak Ave. When cars are parked on both sides of Oak
Ave. for the tennis club, this is not a safe situation, either for the children or for
adults, on foot or on bicycles. It is also a great nuisance for drivers.
Jun 2, 2014 10:27 AM
67 The area is generally congested with parked cars and through traffic, as Lathrop
and Chicago are main thoroughfares through the Village.
Jun 2, 2014 9:34 AM
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68 My concern is that parking to go to the library is difficult especially when school
is in session. I also think a turn arrow on Lathrop and Chicago would help move
traffic.
Jun 2, 2014 9:14 AM
69 It's difficult when school starts or ends because of children crossing, but OK at
other times. I try to avoid school areas when the school day ends.
Jun 2, 2014 8:26 AM
70 The traffic in the area seems to be similar all these year since my children
attended Roosevelt. I remember it being dangerous when. Are pulled into the
north parking lot to drop of children. It seems to make mor sense to have
Chernobyl be dropped off on the street near the driveway of the parking area so
that the parents can then drive up lathrop. I believe that the parking lot north of
Roosevelt should remain. It is used by many adults who use the library. Students
have plenty of space to talk with each other at the new library entrance.
Jun 1, 2014 10:08 PM
71 Insufficient parking and serious congestion at school start and dismissal times.
Inability to access the library, especially for senior citizens.
Jun 1, 2014 7:18 PM
72 Traffic on Lathrop between Chicago and Oak gets backed up during school drop-
off and pickup.
Jun 1, 2014 7:08 PM
73 I don't really have any concerns about traffic. Obviously, there is going to be
congestion during "peak" times such as drop off, pick up and special events.
That is true anywhere. However, River Forest has enough thoroughfares to allow
people who WANT to avoid the area the opportunity to do so.
Jun 1, 2014 7:00 PM
74 Lathrop and Quick, Jackson and Quick always congested around school times
The intersection of Chicago and Lathrop is dangerous. Traffic speeds down
Chicago, turning cars don't pay attention to pedestrians or traffic. None of the
areas are safe for kids riding bikes to school.
Jun 1, 2014 4:36 PM
75 Traffic on Jackson is already at a dangerous level. Because of the amount of
school and library parking on a narrow street and the proximity to children
playing, it presents a situation where injury or even fatalities might occur. The
congestion around drop-off and pick-up is beyond acceptable. The proposed
Roosevelt parking lot will throw another 30 cars onto an already clogged area
and funnel most of their drivers into the intersection of Jackson and Oak. My
concern is the increased traffic and congestion might result in harm to students.
Jun 1, 2014 3:19 PM
76 Seldom have a problem unless its school starting or let out time Jun 1, 2014 3:01 PM
77 My concern is about losing the spaces in the parking lot south of the library. The
dedicated spaces on Lathrop are insufficient for library parking.
Jun 1, 2014 1:59 PM
78 My main concern is the safety of the students (Roosevelt and Lincoln). Way too
many cars are already in the streets. Jackson Avenue and Oak St are much
narrower streets than the other main streets in River Forest. They cant take any
more cars. As students walk in between these vehicles, the increased possibility
Jun 1, 2014 1:55 PM
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of accidents is great. Kids get dropped off on either side of the streets. Teachers
and Parents dropping off kids seem to arrive approximately at the same times.
(Even though the teachers are supposed get to the school early). These traffic
matters also create issues for the neighbors. As we try to get to work, we find our
street packed with kids and vehicles.
79 When cars are parked on both sides of Oak between the Tennis Club and the
school, it is impossible for east bound and west bound cars to navigate it
concurrently.
Jun 1, 2014 12:23 PM
80 When cars are parked on both the north and south sides of Quick, it is difficult to
drive down the street and may require backing up if there is an oncoming car.
Jun 1, 2014 10:04 AM
81 Our traffic problems are all due to and around schools in the areas. And parking
on both sides of the street at the tennis club.
Jun 1, 2014 9:42 AM
82 Pedestrian safety; children walking and riding bicycles. Vehicle flow during
school starting / stopping times.
Jun 1, 2014 9:24 AM
83 1. Congestion 2. Impeded traffic flow 3. Lack of parking spaces Jun 1, 2014 8:22 AM
84 My largest concern about traffic in this area is that Oak Ave remains two-way
outside of school hours.
Jun 1, 2014 7:50 AM
85 Lanes of traffic on 700 Jackson are very congested especially when it is 2-way
and cars are parked along both sides (during ballgames and nightime events at
the middle school). Same 4 lanes are clogged during morning schoolday drop
off. Winter weather creates further congestion due to lack of adequate
carriage/drylanding space for students exiting vehicles.
Jun 1, 2014 7:41 AM
86 After 4 pm on school days when events are being held at Roosevelt, and all
summer long, when traffic is 2-ways on Chicago, between Jackson and Lathrop,
the street can be impassable with parking on both sides of the street.
Additionally, that same block can be very dangerous during the summer months,
with cars parked on both sides of the street and children darting mid-bock from
the Tennis Club across the street. Limiting parking to one side of the street at all
times, not just on days when school is in session until 4 pm, would reduce
congestion and minimize danger for children on that block. Library parking and
access is extremely limited or nonexistent during the school year around the time
of Roosevelt's lunch periods (approximately 11:30 am-1:00 pm) and after school,
due to traffic congestion and limited parking options.
Jun 1, 2014 6:48 AM
87 I am a senior who is handicapped and have difficulty walking long distances.
When you rearrange the parking by the shops and library, please keep the
handicap parking spaces accessible. I know that by law you are required to do
that, but know that it is appreciated if they are not in the back of the lot in the
plan.
Jun 1, 2014 6:22 AM
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88 traffic and congestion has gotten heavier Jun 1, 2014 6:08 AM
89 lathrop going north or south at school pick up time (3-3:30) is usually at a
standstill. the crossing guards do not let the vehicles abide by the 4-way stop at
lathrop and oak, even when no pedestrians are present. the crossing guard is
normally just waving through the oak east/west traffic, even when no pedestrians
are present. the parking lot at roosevelt also creates major congestion problems
because cars block lathrop when they are trying to get in or out of that lot. only
one car can come in or out of the entryway at a time, then there is no turnaround
within the lot, so cars get backed up in the lot and cars are waiting outside the lot
for it to clear. not to mention, the enormous pedestrian/student safety issue
there is with respect to that lot.
Jun 1, 2014 4:54 AM
90 In the winter it is hard to get down Jackson due to cars parked on both sides and
cars waiting in the only "middle" lane.
Jun 1, 2014 4:16 AM
91 I am very concerned that proposed changes to Roosevelt School will increase
congestion and on-street parking in that area. This would result in reduced safety
for pedestrians and increased aggravation for motorists.
Jun 1, 2014 2:32 AM
92 The parking lot next to the library should be retained for users of the library.
Eliminating the parking lot would cause traffic problems on Lathrop, and
residents would have no way to access the library.
May 31, 2014 10:04 PM
93 I prefer to have parking available for when the library is open. May 31, 2014 10:02 PM
94 Obviously when Roosevelt lets out, traffic in either direction on Lathrop crawls. May 31, 2014 8:04 PM
95 Being able to access the library during normal business hours. May 31, 2014 7:55 PM
96 Both Lathrop and Chicago are primary thoroughfares with heavy traffic,
sometimes moving too fast. It can be difficult to cross the street on foot.
May 31, 2014 2:32 PM
97 It is very difficult to navigate either north or south on Lathrop, turn west onto Oak
Street or make a turn from Oak Street either north or south unto Lathrop during
the school year. I am speaking of the hours before and after Roosevelt is in
attendance. Drivers stop in the middle of the street to let children out of the cars.
The crossing guard does not allow for a group of children to form before he
stops traffic or more of an irritation, has traffic stopped and waits for children who
are not near the crossing to approach and then cross. If one has the
disadvantage of having to drive by that intersection during those times of day,
they have plan for an additional 5 minutes of time.
May 31, 2014 2:07 PM
98 It is busy certain parts of the day- and I stay away from that area - otherwise I
do not think the traffic is too crazy or fast or dangerous to the children leaving
Roosevelt school. (see below.)
May 31, 2014 2:06 PM
99 I don't have any concerns regarding traffic in that area. Unless I have a reason to May 31, 2014 1:49 PM
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be there, I avoid that area during the morning and afternoon hours when kids are
coming and going.
100 The safety of pedestrians. Primary Roosevelt and St Luke students. In addition
to library patrons.
May 31, 2014 12:57 PM
101 I try to avoid the area during drop off or pick up times due to the number of cars.
I have forgotten once or twice and get caught in the mess...and it is a mess.
May 31, 2014 12:54 PM
102 Safety of the children going to school and the library and playing in the park.
Also safe access to the Library for all.
May 31, 2014 12:35 PM
103 Congestion between 3:20-3:40 during school days May 31, 2014 12:22 PM
104 Congestion .... May 31, 2014 11:06 AM
105 Busy, but not often congested, but I'm not in that area often, so my observations
would not be valid for many times of day.
May 31, 2014 10:56 AM
106 Jackson is always congested at 3:20 school pickup time. Traffic often is at a
stop for minutes at a time just waiting for cars to move forward and pick up
student. Getting in/out of parking lot on Lathrop is challenging, especially
during school hours.
May 31, 2014 10:34 AM
107 No concerns May 31, 2014 10:23 AM
108 Usually not a problem for me May 31, 2014 10:21 AM
109 I think there is too much congestion on Jackson during sporting events at
Centenial Park, specifically baseball and soccer. On days when there are
games, cars are parked on Jackson and Chicago. This limits visibility while
trying to cross Chicago at Jackson and reduces Jackson to one lane because of
cars parked on both sides of the street, which creates congestion. It is very
common to see people parking in front of the fire hydrant on Jackson and
Chicago. I used to be home more during the day, and when I was I know that
traffic on Jackson was a mess at school dismissal because everyone was
picking up their kids at Roosevelt, even on beautiful sunny days! In general, the
traffic on Chicago is heavy during the morning and afternoon rush. Our driveway
faces Chicago and it is very difficult to get out of the garage during those times of
day. Outside of the rush period I feel that the traffic on Chicago Ave. is typically
moving well above the posted speed limit. I see police on Chicago sitting at the
stop signs at William and Park. I have no clue what they hope to achieve by
doing that; deterrence?? They should be out of sight and catching people
speeding.
May 31, 2014 10:04 AM
110 Parking on both sides of Oak between Lathrop and Jackson prevents two way
traffic from moving through that block.
May 31, 2014 9:58 AM
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111 1. Unempowered crossing guards during school sessions (the crossing guards
should be able to legally control pedestrian and motor traffic). 2. Loud auto
radios during warm weather periods.
May 31, 2014 9:54 AM
112 Crossing guards are critical during drop-off and pick-up hours, and do a terrific
job. I still find the parking lot north of the school highly dangerous. It should be
enlarged or closed as you cannot turn around in that parking lot without much
trouble and children in blind spots.
May 31, 2014 8:53 AM
113 Library Accessibility: Weekdays from about 8-4 there is often nowhere to park to
go to the library. I take my grandchildren to storytimes so I like to park fairly
close, and in a safe spot without having to cross busy streets.
May 31, 2014 7:34 AM
114 None May 31, 2014 6:44 AM
115 1) safety of children leaving school 2) ease of car travel down major roadway(
lathrop)
May 31, 2014 6:09 AM
116 I am concerned about the pedestrians (mostly students) and those on bikes
especially on high number pick up days (rain, heavy snow, etc). I have seen very
dangerous moments when school gets out and there's a combination of walkers,
bikers, an ice cream truck, cars parked and cars moving down the street picking
up students, cars leaving with students. It seems too many things happening in
a small space with no one in authority supervising.
May 31, 2014 5:46 AM
117 I have no concerns May 30, 2014 9:07 PM
118 It is only bad at the start of school and the end of school all other times it move
great. If you live in town you know to take other routes during those times.
May 30, 2014 8:45 PM
119 Jackson Ave. seems dangerously crowded and congested currently around
3:15-3:30, when kids are getting out of schools. I am nervous driving thru that
area because there is minimal room between the cars parked on either side of
the street, and the single narrow space for moving cars to pass. If one door is
abruptly opened, it will be taken off. I can't imagine being a resident on that
block. I know a number of parents who have taken to having their kids meet
them several blocks away rather than having to attempt to navigate the primary
area; my concern is that now the kids are having to cross those streets. It
seems pretty chaotic, and I hope that whatever solution is adopted will do
something to improve this. I do not believe that eliminating the problem is a
possibility, but it can certainly be ameliorated. I live on the northernmost block
of William Street in River Forest (which ends at North Avenue); I note the
efficiency of the plan for drop-offs and pick-ups implemented by Keystone
Montessori school on my block, in part to mollify and reassure residents like
myself. There are teachers/school personnel out each day to ensure that
parents comply with the rules, and to keep things moving smoothly. It can still
be tough at times to be a resident on that block trying to get your car out of the
driveway, but NOTHING like it used to be. Perhaps those trying to resolve this
May 30, 2014 8:29 PM
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Roosevelt problem should take a look at Keystone and possibly other local
schools; I know that the school is much smaller in scale, but the principle seems
to work.
120 I have no concerns with traffic and congestion in this area. The only
consideration is the safety of the students.
May 30, 2014 7:55 PM
121 My main concern is the safety of the students (Roosevelt and Lincoln). Way too
many cars are already in the streets. Jackson Avenue and Oak St are much
narrower streets than the other main streets in River Forest. They cant take any
more cars. As students walk in between these vehicles, the increased possibility
of accidents is great. Kids get dropped off on either side of the streets. Teachers
and Parents dropping off kids seem to arrive approximately at the same times.
(Even though the teachers are supposed get to the school early). These traffic
matters also create issues for the neighbors. As we try to get to work, we find our
street packed with kids and vehicles.
May 30, 2014 7:48 PM
122 There is so much back up on Lathrop after 3pm. I like to go to the library after
school with my son and it is nearly impossible to get a parking spot at that time
let alone avoid sitting through two or three red lights at Chicago going
southbound on Lathrop. Perhaps we should just walk.
May 30, 2014 7:38 PM
123 I don't have any concerns about traffic; that area can be congested when school
gets out, but that is to be expected. I would like to see more parking outside or
adjacent to the library.
May 30, 2014 7:26 PM
124 My concerns are with library parking, rather than traffic congestion. May 30, 2014 7:04 PM
125 None really...I typically only experience traffic/congestion during drop-off and
pick-up times from the school. The crossing guards sometimes stop traffic
against the traffic lights.
May 30, 2014 7:00 PM
126 There are too many cars, and even more pedestrians and cyclists. The crossing
guard does do a fantastic job.
May 30, 2014 6:19 PM
127 The congestion along Lathrop Avenue from Chicago to Lake Street when
children are exiting the school, with parents picking up children, and children
crossing the street, sometimes makes traffic to almost a standstill.
May 30, 2014 6:07 PM
128 I use the library a lot. Parking within a reasonable distance is a concern. It is
quite limited especially when school is in session.
May 30, 2014 5:59 PM
129 The traffic on Oak when open to two way traffic is especially problematic during
the summer months while the Tennis club is in session because of cars parked
on both sides of the road. There is not enough room for vehicle to maneuver
past each other. Oak should be one way or parking only allowed on one side of
the street.
May 30, 2014 5:44 PM
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130 I don't have any concerns. May 30, 2014 5:10 PM
131 Since my home is less than a half mile from the intersection of Chicago and
Lathrop, I pass that intersection at least two times per day, 5 days a week. I also
visit the library, typically 3 times per week. I find the traffic to move reasonably
well heading east on Chicago, even though I travel between 7:30 and 8:30 in the
morning and 5-6 in the afternoon. What I notice is the congested traffic south of
Jackson and heading west on Oak.
May 30, 2014 5:04 PM
132 The streets are very narrow to begin with if cars are parked on one side making
it difficult to get around the area, particularly when the school has something
going on, or the tennis club an event.
May 30, 2014 4:47 PM
133 Jackson Ave - South of Chicago should be a permeant one way - It is down right
dangerous for children and adults when there is a sports game and / or school
event. it is impassable for two cars and tight for one car to drive on this street
during these times
May 30, 2014 4:43 PM
134 None really. Expect it to be a congested area around time that school lets out
and guards are crossing children. do not believe it involves the tennis club, just
school and library
May 30, 2014 4:17 PM
135 The intersection of Oak & Jackson is complete chaos. Cars parked on both
sides of streets, two lanes of traffic trying to pass through one lane, add in lots of
kids and bikes. Complete chaos. But only before school and right after.
May 30, 2014 3:11 PM
136 Major concerns are Lathrop southbound from Chicago Ave to Quick in the
afternoon when the middle school is released. It's a lot of congestion because
Lathrop is the only thru street other than Thatcher and Harlem and it feeds into
westbound 290. I have not seen a problem in either direction on Jackson or
Quick.
May 30, 2014 2:28 PM
137 I have no concern on parking i general , there for , i have no suggestions . May 30, 2014 2:21 PM
138 priority #1 - safety of kids priority #2 - being able to negotiate out of the mess of
congestion when traveling south on Lathrop to get to 290
May 30, 2014 2:20 PM
139 Lack of formal traffic direction seems to hamper the road around Roosevelt. May 30, 2014 2:06 PM
140 It is too congested. May 30, 2014 1:51 PM
141 Distracted drivers. Unsafe driving And disregard for traffic and parking laws
occur frequently every day. Parents or other caregivers are frequently exhibiting
this behavior. Pedestrians also often do not obey laws which also should be
addressed. All need to do their part to solve. The problem also exists on the
streets adjacent to the area defined. One of my biggest concerns is that the
problem is scoped correctly and includes the streets adjacent to this area as well
solving only for the boundary described will only push the problem into different
May 30, 2014 1:39 PM
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142 Safety for children going to school. May 30, 2014 1:36 PM
143 My main concern is the safety of the students (Roosevelt and Lincoln). Way too
many cars are already in the streets. Jackson Avenue and Oak St are much
narrower streets than the other main streets in River Forest. They cant take any
more cars. As students walk in between these vehicles, the increased possibility
of accidents is great. Kids get dropped off on either side of the streets. Teachers
and Parents dropping off kids seem to arrive approximately at the same times.
(Even though the teachers are supposed get to the school early). These traffic
matters also create issues for the neighbors. As we try to get to work, we find our
street packed with kids and vehicles.
May 30, 2014 1:35 PM
144 My main concern is the safety of the students (Roosevelt and Lincoln). Way too
many cars are already in the streets. Jackson Avenue and Oak St are much
narrower streets than the other main streets in River Forest. They cant take any
more cars. As students walk in between these vehicles, the increased possibility
of accidents is great. Kids get dropped off on either side of the streets. Teachers
and Parents dropping off kids seem to arrive approximately at the same times.
(Even though the teachers are supposed get to the school early). These traffic
matters also create issues for the neighbors. As we try to get to work, we find our
street packed with kids and vehicles.
May 30, 2014 1:32 PM
145 My main concern is the safety of the students (Roosevelt and Lincoln). Way too
many cars are already in the streets. Jackson Avenue and Oak St are much
narrower streets than the other main streets in River Forest. They cant take any
more cars. As students walk in between these vehicles, the increased possibility
of accidents is great. Kids get dropped off on either side of the streets. Teachers
and Parents dropping off kids seem to arrive approximately at the same times.
(Even though the teachers are supposed get to the school early). These traffic
matters also create issues for the neighbors. As we try to get to work, we find our
street packed with kids and vehicles.
May 30, 2014 1:24 PM
146 no special concerns May 30, 2014 1:17 PM
147 the concerns I have are that the non thouroghfare steets be one way streets
from one hour before until 2 hours after school hours and that they extend from
williams to Park on for east west streets and from lake to chicago for north south
streets. additionally the traffic signal at lathrop and chicago be upgrade to
coincide with other traffice signals in the area and that that dedicated left turn
lanes and signals be used. The lenght of the light should adjusted to allow for
better flow of traffic. a stop light which only functions during the above hours
might also be installed south of the school and north of the tennis club and on
only during the above hours. otherwise it should be a flashing red in all
directions. cars exiting all parking lots at library, roosevelt and tennis club should
be right turn only.
May 30, 2014 1:08 PM
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148 Lots of congestion due to parked cars especally on Jackson by Roosevelt Middle
school.
May 30, 2014 12:58 PM
149 My main concern is the safety of the students (Roosevelt and Lincoln). Way too
many cars are already in the streets. Jackson Avenue and Oak St are much
narrower streets than other main streets on River Forest, they can't take any
more cars. As students walk in between these vehicles, the increased possibility
of accidents is great. Kids get dropped off on either side of the streets. Teachers
and Parents dropping off kids seem to arrive approximately at the same times.
(Even though the teachers are supposed get to the school early). These traffic
matters also create issues for the neighbors. As we try to get to work, we find our
street packed with kids and vehicles.
May 30, 2014 12:31 PM
150 Safety of pedestrians. (especially kids walking from school.) May 30, 2014 12:28 PM
151 I am concerned about the traffic, the congestion and access to parking for use of
the library and for school events that are open to the public.
May 30, 2014 12:22 PM
152 I do not have concerns about that area May 30, 2014 12:17 PM
153 Main concern would be safety for children coming to school, leaving school and
playing throughout the day around this area. The crossing guards are very
effective in my opinion at Quick&Lathrop and Jackson&Chicago.
May 30, 2014 12:14 PM
154 Little concern except getting through/around at the beginning and end of the
school days. On non-school days, I've never experienced any issues.
May 30, 2014 12:11 PM
155 My primary concern is the safety of young pedestrians crossing at these busy
intersections. Secondarily, it is necessary to maintain traffic flow.
May 30, 2014 12:10 PM
156 It is often difficult to navigate these blocks due to heavy congestion May 30, 2014 11:56 AM
157 I use Oak Street regularly as it connects to my street. The four way stop at Oak
and Lathrop is difficult even without children crossing, because of the volume of
traffic. I honor the one way during school hours, but it is inconvenient. When
traveling westbound, I can barely get through in my small car when there are
buses and cars parked on both sides. Diagonal parking on Oak Street would
make it even more impassable.
May 30, 2014 11:55 AM
158 Parking can be a challenge when visiting the library. I also am concerned about
the safety of children going to/from Roosevelt School.
May 30, 2014 11:40 AM
159 None May 30, 2014 11:34 AM
160 it is extremely difficult to drop kids off in the mornings on Jackson due to the
congestion. Picking up after school is also difficult due to the small number of
spaces to park close to the school. when cars are parker on both sides of the
streets (Oak, Jackson) it is impossible for more than one car at a time to pass.
May 30, 2014 11:14 AM
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161 Sometime very difficult to pull out of Southbound Jackson Ave onto Chicago
Ave, particularly a left turn. Often can not see around parked cars and cars on
Chicago Ave. are travelling faster than speed limit. Often will not use Jackson
Ave to avoid problem and travel to Williams to use the stop sign but sometimes
this is not possible.
May 30, 2014 11:08 AM
162 Safety concerns esp in morning when people need to get to work and kids going
to school.
May 30, 2014 11:01 AM
163 Pedestrian officers in the area do not seem to understand they have a shared
responsibility to both traffic and child safety. There is a sense that traffic needs
to be stopped each time a child reaches the intersection, rather than waiting a
few seconds and allowing a group to form before crossing. This creates excess
traffic and a feeling on the part of motorists that they need to move quickly once
they get the opportunity to do so.
May 30, 2014 11:00 AM
164 Other than school arrival and dismissal times, I have not encountered any
congestion. The crossing guards do a very good job of keeping cars and people
moving, so I don't really think there is a problem.
May 30, 2014 10:47 AM
165 great concerns re: traffic, congestion, ACCESSIBILITY TO LIBRARY AND
PARKING
May 30, 2014 10:38 AM
166 School drop off and pick up at Roosevelt Middle School is extremely congested
and dangerous. It is a free for all. Parents are rude and stop in the middle of
Jackson to pick up a child. No one obeys the drop off zone. It was, of course,
especially bad this summer with all the snow. Jackson Avenue should be
widened if possible.
May 30, 2014 10:37 AM
167 The traffic guard at corner by Roosevelt needs to understand that his/her
function is to keep kids from being run over while ALSO not backing up traffic for
blocks. Instead of "bunching" a few kids on the corner and then safely crossing
them as a small group, he/she will STOP TRAFFIC on Lathrop when they spy a
single meandering child half a block away, guide the kid across, then again
STOP already backed up traffic on Lathrop when they spot child #2 on the
horizon. It's crazy and leads to constant congestion on school days. Also where
the parents pick up children on Lathrop/Lake side of St. Lukes is a nightmare
which causes daily congestion.
May 30, 2014 10:32 AM
168 I am most concerned that there be adequate parking for the library and the
school both, and that the parking be safe for children and adults and seniors.
May 30, 2014 10:14 AM
169 Jackson Ave. is congested after school and before school especially on cold or
icy days. There are often multiple cars pulling over to the side and then pulling
back out into the road after dropping off or picking up children. Some kids and
adults are also trying to cross in the middle of the street with all of this going on.
There is not enough space for all of the traffic and the lines for the drop off/pick
up are not orderly, they are hazardous.
May 30, 2014 10:13 AM
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170 None May 30, 2014 9:51 AM
171 My concern is that we would eliminate a playing and open field in favor of a
parking lot.
May 30, 2014 9:44 AM
172 The amount of traffic around Roosevelt Middle School is ridiculous. When I pick
up my daughter after school, it often takes me as long as 10 minutes to travel
the one block from Jackson to Lathrop on Oak. The crossing guards are utterly
ineffective. Instead of letting the traffic flow while students wait, and then traffic
wait while students cross, they repeatedly stop traffic every time a kid gets to the
corner, often resulting in the cars moving one at a time between groups of kids.
On Jackson, parents and nannies park on both sides of the street just south of
Oak, the result of which is that there is only one lane in the middle through which
two lanes of traffic must pass. The same thing happens on Oak, although
everyone pretty much just forms one lane even when there is room for two.
Approaching on Oak from the east is no better. The problem has been made
considerably worse by the closing of the circle drive on Oak Street. At least
when the circle drive was open, there was a reasonable flow of traffic off of Oak
onto the drive so that people could pick up and drop off kids. Now, everything
happens in the street or at the curb, where people just sit and park instead of
pulling up and dropping off.
May 30, 2014 9:41 AM
173 The main issue is the the traffic entering and leaving the Roosevelt parking lot on
Lathrop. When there is congestion in the parking lot caused by cars trying to
back-up, turn around and eventually exit the parking lot, the traffic on Lathrop
suffers. Both north and southbound traffic is effected until the car that is causing
the issue exits. There is a complete standstill of cars and risks to pedestrians.
May 30, 2014 9:39 AM
174 Lathrop Ave congestion at school opening and dismissal May 30, 2014 9:36 AM
175 None, outside the school letting in or out, Lathrop/Quick/Jackson are not busy or
congested. If people are unhappy with cars parked in their street, tough, the
school was there when they bought. Chicago ave. is another matter, it is really
gotten congested. Sometimes rush hours the line at William stop sign is nearly
two blocks long as is the line at Harlem stop light.
May 30, 2014 9:35 AM
176 Adequate library parking seems to be missing in all the plans that have been
proposed! Driving around looking for parking increases both traffic and
congestion. Senior citizens especially should not have to walk severa blocks to
access the library, which will certainly be happening with any of the porposed
plans. And where can library employees park since they will likely need more
than two hours at a time?
May 30, 2014 9:33 AM
177 The light at Chicago and Lathrop is too long on both ends. May 30, 2014 9:21 AM
178 River Forest needs more designated bike lanes May 30, 2014 9:07 AM
179 Safety is my main concern. Too many cars traveling through the area is May 30, 2014 9:07 AM
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dangerous. Enjoyment is my second concern. I want to enjoy my village and
nobody enjoys slow traffic.
180 Parking is required for library patrons when the library is open. May 30, 2014 9:02 AM
181 Traffic concerns: Speeding. Safety of pedestrians crossing Lathrop. Left turns
from Quick onto southbound Lathrop. Attention to stop signs. Congestion:
People not paying attention to pedestrians, being in a hurry and easily agitated
by normal traffic/congestion at school drop off pick up. Making left turn into
Roosevelt parking lot (especially near pick up time). Left turns from Roosevelt
parking lots onto Lathrop.
May 30, 2014 8:57 AM
182 The problem on Lathrop is that it is too hard to turn into the North Lot from the
southbound lane of Lathrop in the morning or afternoon. As for Jackson. for
morning drop off, the street is almost impassible in the winter with parking on
both sides of the street.
May 30, 2014 8:54 AM
183 Safety for all pedestrians, efficient traffic traffic flow, being good community
neighbors and reasonable access to school, library, parks and fields.
May 30, 2014 8:54 AM
184 During school opening and closing times, the traffic backs up, Oak to Chicago
Avenue, on Lathrop, but it's only for a short time, maybe 15 minutes. I have
observed that mainly it's because cars stop in the middle of the street to let kids
in or out of the car. I also compliment the crossing guard at Oak and Lathrop,
he has made some difference in reducing traffic as he lets several cars go
through after children are safely off the street.
May 30, 2014 8:53 AM
185 i am not concerned about the short-duration congestion during school pick-up
times. But I would suggest a ped cross walk marking from the library front walk
across Lathrop, as many people park on the west side of Lathop.
May 30, 2014 8:50 AM
186 Lots of cars on all the streets at school start and end times May 30, 2014 8:48 AM
187 congestion at the 4 way stop is unacceptable. My son has been hit by a car a
this intersection. The car just slowed down, did not stop and kept going. He was
hit. I know this has happened to other children at this intersection. Parking, or
lack of it on the lot between the school and the library is problematic to say the
least.
May 30, 2014 8:48 AM
188 Minimal to no congestion. May 30, 2014 8:47 AM
189 Main traffic issues I see are during school arrival and departure times, both
during school year and summer school time. I know there is need for parking
near school but the parked cars, especially around the intersection of lath romp
and oak, make congestion worse and cause safety issues for drivers and
pedestrians alike.
May 30, 2014 8:41 AM
190 Need better defined flow for pick up and drop offs. May 30, 2014 8:40 AM
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191 ROOSEVELT, AS THE SOLE MIDDLE SCHOOL IN OUR COMMUNITY, IS
APPROACH IN ALL DIRECTIONS BY PARENTS AND KIDS GOING TO/FROM
SCHOOL. IT IS ALSO BORDERED BY 2 VERY BUSY STREETS, LATHROP
AND CHICAGO, THAT ARE USED BOTH RESIDENTS AND NON-RESIDENTS
PASSING THROUGH THE VILLAGE. THE HIGH VOLUME OF
CONGESTION AT SCHOOL ARRIVAL AND DISSMISSAL COMBINED WITH
HEAVY STREET TRAFFIC IS EXTREMELY UNSAFE FOR STUDENT
PEDESTRIANS AND BIKERS AROUND THE SCHOOL
May 30, 2014 8:40 AM
192 My concerns about traffic are related to the speed and general distraction of
drivers, especially on Lathrop. My greater concerns are with the congestion that
occurs because this is an area where there are so many children criss-crossing
around the school and also many pedestrians (including seniors) and families
using the library, the school and the camp. Bad weather simply enhances the
congestion and the risk.
May 30, 2014 8:37 AM
193 The traffic congestion is on school days, at times when school begins and ends.
During the rest of the time and during the weekends, I don't have any traffic
issues. One concern, is that the crossing guards are stopping the traffic every
time a single child comes close to the intersection. At times, there is a
continuous line of children and the guard will allow the line of children to cross,
keeping the cars stopped for a long period. It would help traffic flow, if the guard
would group the single kids together and cross the group, this would allow the
traffic to continue to flow.
May 30, 2014 8:33 AM
194 Traffic is only a concern when Roosevelt lets out at 3:15 and when students file
in during the morning. It's easy to avoid the traffic by not traveling down Oak. A
bigger issue is the close overlap of the dismissal times of St Luke's and Lincoln.
May 30, 2014 8:31 AM
195 I am concerned about traffic and congestion on Jackson and Oak.That is
particularly a bad corner for children coming to and leaving school. I'm also
concerned about traffic and congestion at Oak and Lathrop for the same
reasons. I also think left turns from going southbound on Lathrop into the
Library/school parking lot should be prohibited. And, left turns out of the same
parking lot onto southbound Lathrop should be prohibited.
May 30, 2014 8:30 AM
196 Very busy area with lots of students walking & on bikes....safety issues. May 30, 2014 8:30 AM
197 During peak hours of traffic "rush hour" in the morning and evening, traffic is
backed up on Lathrop and Chicago. Cars are trying to find alternate routes and
speed down street such as Quick.
May 30, 2014 8:28 AM
198 I have three concerns: 1) The shortage of parking convient to the Library for
seniors, handicapped, and young families. 2) As the parent of 3 former RMS
students, I'm very concerned about the traffic at the intersection of Jackson and
Quick. Over my 12 years of picking up children at RMS, this is the one spot
where all traffic converges. Impatient drivers speed through the intersection.
Cars load students in the intersection. An ice cream truck parks in the no
May 30, 2014 8:23 AM
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parking zone to sell food... It's a disaster waiting to happen. 3) Again, as a
parent of 3 fromer RMS students I've witnessed numerous occasions where
parents flaunt common sense and traffic laws to ensure that their children are
quickly picked up or dropped off. If there is an opportunity to short cut the drop-
off process, it will be taken. Double parking. Exiting and entering on the left
hand side of the vehicle. Stopping in the middle intersections to pick up or drop
off children. Speeding through the street to make the next appointment on time.
All happen every day and are not constricted by any specific geography. More
education of the parents and children needs to be given to ensure that they
understand the potential consequences of their actions.
199 a lot of traffic on Oak street. May 30, 2014 8:20 AM
200 The intersection of Jackson and Chicago can be congested (in particular
south/north bound Jackson) during dropoff and pickup hours at Roosevelt and
when there are sporting events at Centennial Park. Clearance for thru traffic on
south bound Jackson (between Chicago and Oak) is also an issue near school
during school hours when buses park by the school and both the east and west
side of the street are parked full of cars/lawn crew trucks.
May 30, 2014 8:17 AM
201 Parking for the library, during school days, is scarce. The lot adjoining the school
is full of, presumably, teachers cars, and the few spaces on Lathrop are usually
taken. Traffic gets quite congested on Lathrop upon dismissal at Roosevelt.
May 30, 2014 8:16 AM
202 My main concern is for safety of the students at Roosevelt during the school day
(including drop off and pick up). Congestion will always be present, but
managing it with an eye toward safety is what is key.
May 30, 2014 8:14 AM
203 Drop off and pick up of school children by cars double parking and left
unattended
May 30, 2014 8:14 AM
204 Traffic is a bit dangerous around Roosevelt especially during dismissal time.
Kids are often entering vehicles in the middle of the road instead of in the pickup
lanes.
May 30, 2014 8:13 AM
205 The intersection of Chicago & Jackson is very dangerous. There are many
accidents there involving cars trying to cross Chicago Avenue. It is a high traffic
area and a high pedestrian area- especially during the school year. The stop
light at Lathrop contrinbutes to this issue because cars travelling westbound on
Chicago frequently speed up over the limit in an effort to "catch" the green light a
block ahead.
May 30, 2014 8:10 AM
206 Primary concern: safety of pedestrians (especially children and seniors) on
Lathrop Ave, which is a main through-way for so many vehicles. In the course of
your study, PLEASE find out how many cars travel north and south on Lathrop
Avenue during the course of a one week period, and especially during a Monday
through Friday cycle. I guarantee it will be in the thousands! Putting a student
gathering area, entrance and playground on the Lathrop side of the school is
May 30, 2014 8:07 AM
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insane, given the amount of traffic that flows constantly on that street. Statistics
on both the number of travelling cars, and the speed of those cars should be
documented and presented to the community residents and the school before
any final plans go through for the Roosevelt project. Also conduct the same
study for Chicago Ave, Jackson and Oak.
207 During the summer months, there is increased traffic in that particular area due
to the soccer and ball fields as well as RF tennis courts. Particularly noticeable
on weekends.
May 30, 2014 8:03 AM
208 The corner of Lathrop between the tennis club and the school is awful when kids
get out if school . The people hired to assist the children have no concept if how
to move the traffic, just how to stop it.
May 30, 2014 8:01 AM
209 No issues. Put out a survey regarding the streets around St. Vicent Ferrer and
I'll have plenty to say!
May 30, 2014 7:58 AM
210 Not ample parking for residents using the library. May 30, 2014 7:58 AM
211 Traffic and congestion are heavy at school drop off and pick up times. Parking at
the library is insufficient. It is an area with frequent pedestrians, often children.
The combination of heavy traffic and numerous pedestrians makes the area feel
unsafe for children.
May 30, 2014 7:57 AM
212 It is always congested both before and especially after school lets out. May 30, 2014 7:56 AM
213 no major concern May 30, 2014 7:52 AM
214 I tend to avoid that area during the hours when children are going to and getting
out of school. If I do go there at that time, I observe that the crossing guards do
an excellent job of directing both foot and car traffic.
May 30, 2014 7:52 AM
215 There will be congestion at this location at least twice a day due to so many
parents picking up and dropping off their children for school. It's the nature of the
beast. Short of widening the streets -- or Dist. 90 providing full bus service --
there will be congestion. Some suggestions specified below may ease it.
May 30, 2014 7:51 AM
216 too many cars parked on Jackson 700 block as well as Oak just North of the
Tennis club--seemingly at all hours whether there is an event at the tennis club
or during school hours or an after school activity with so many cars the
opportunity for an accident with the cars (or doors ) or a pedestrian (think in
between cars) is greatly increased
May 30, 2014 7:50 AM
217 There is quite a bit of congestion around the library and Roosevelt School
before, during and immediately after the school day. During those times is often
impossible to find a parking place on Lathrop or in the parking lot that the library
and school share. (I am assuming that it is a shared lot--though generally the
vehicles parked there seem to be from the school.) The Oak Avenue/Lathrop
May 30, 2014 7:47 AM
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Avenue intersection gets terrifically bogged down around 3:15-3:45 on school
days--so much so, that I try to avoid the area if at all possible.
218 At school drop off and pick up time there isn't a great way through move through
Roosevelt. Cars do drop off and pick up by pulling into an open space in front of
Roosevelt. I think there's a better way to organize this. I suggest traffic
organization make sure to spend some time viewing drop off and pick up before
school is out of session.
May 30, 2014 7:46 AM
219 Oak between Jackson and Lathrop is awful, especially once the tennis club
opens and mostly suvs park on both sides and children run across the street.
May 30, 2014 7:46 AM
220 Lathrop between chicago and quick street can get very congested at times. I try
and bypass the area at the time of school arrival or departure.
May 30, 2014 7:46 AM
221 Primary concern is for the safe passage of pedestrians especially children
walking and riding bikes to the school and library. Second is for safe and easy in
and out parking access to library, school and park.
May 30, 2014 7:46 AM
222 Taking a left to Chicago from Lathrop traveling south is a challenge. A left arrow
on the light would be welcome.
May 30, 2014 7:41 AM
223 Traffic can be heavy at student pick up times around 3:15 to 3:30 pm on Lathrop.
Traffic is backed up due to crossing guard stopping traffic and students being let
out of school. Not because parents are picking up kids. Drop off times in the
morning are spread out between 7:45 am to 8:35 am on Jackson. Traffic for the
majority of River Forest residents is not affected on Jackson. Some congestion
on Chicago between Lathrop and Jackson in the morning as parents queue up to
turn onto Jackson and their traffic is added to traffic traveling east on Chicago
between 8:20 am to 8:30 am.
May 30, 2014 7:40 AM
224 Oak St. between Jackson and Lathrop. Parking on both sides of the street limits
space for traffic when it's 2-way. Also highly congested when parents are
dropping off/picking up kids.
May 30, 2014 7:39 AM
225 The principal problem involves Roosevelt Middle School. At times of arrival or
dismissal Lathrop is a mess. But more improtant than the traffic jam is that I've
never been sure that even with the crossing guard the area is safe for the
children. I've seen some strange things happen over he years. The inlet for
library parking for quick drop offs is not enough that also adds to the problem.
As for the tennis club area, I've not seen much problem involving the tennis club.
May 30, 2014 7:38 AM
226 during rush hour, when schools open & close crossing guards help but
sometimes cause the slow downs add a funeral at St Luke's add any
construction Traffic by Lathrop & Oak, Lake & Park Much improved during the
summer months
May 30, 2014 7:37 AM
227 The intersections of Lathrop/Chicago, Lathrop/Division and Lake/Franklin May 30, 2014 7:36 AM
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particularly are very congested when school is starting or closing for the day.
228 Traffic and congestion on Oak Ave. in front of Roosevelt school in the morning. May 30, 2014 7:35 AM
229 no issues as I don't travel there during school hours May 30, 2014 7:35 AM
230 there seem to be too few stop signs allowing safe crossing of Chicago ave from
the north.
May 30, 2014 7:34 AM
231 Traffic is very congested during morning school drop offs and afternoon school
pick-up time.
May 30, 2014 7:33 AM
232 I really don't have any concerns regarding congestion. May 30, 2014 7:32 AM
233 I think there are currently too many opportunities for motorists to turn into and
out of the three different parking lots on the east side of Lathrop. In addition to
there being multiple entrance points, for both right and left turns, the parking lot
entrances are so narrow that they don't really permit two-way traffic. If a vehicle
is waiting to exit, no other vehicle can enter. That seems to contribute to a huge
amount of the congestion on that street.
May 30, 2014 7:31 AM
234 Crossing guards create traffic snarls with pedestrians being dropped everywhere
to get around back ups
May 30, 2014 7:30 AM
235 Obviously safety for pedestrians and drivers alike is a concern. The roads in the
area described above are very congested during school start and ending when
school is in session, and particularly dangerous for children on bikes and walking
during the AM rush hour, as drivers are eager to get to work and often not paying
attention or in such a hurry they disregard traffic rules.
May 30, 2014 7:30 AM
236 I have no concerns, traffic and parking do not appear to affect me in this area
(and I travel through it daily)
May 30, 2014 7:28 AM
237 Concerned about possible risk of injury to kids on bikes/pedestrians etc May 30, 2014 7:26 AM
238 congestion and the inability to pickup or drop off children safely. May 30, 2014 7:26 AM
239 When school is starting or ending the traffic is very heavy and it feels unsafe May 30, 2014 7:24 AM
240 It seems like an accident waiting to happen with the heavy traffic during school
day.
May 30, 2014 7:24 AM
241 Traffic on Lathrop is already often very heavy, especially during morning hours
and at the end of the school day. Parking is sometimes difficult when I am going
to the library.
May 30, 2014 7:23 AM
242 Children's safety we drivers can wait! May 30, 2014 7:22 AM
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243 The speed at which it moves during school opening and close is very frustrating.
It would be good to have a light on the intersection of Oak & Lathrop. And you
should be able to turn right on red.
May 30, 2014 7:21 AM
244 I do not think there is exceptional traffic in this area. May 30, 2014 7:19 AM
245 I'm not too worried about the overall traffic and congestion in that area. May 30, 2014 7:18 AM
246 no concerns May 30, 2014 7:17 AM
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1 In general traffic and congestion can be bad in this area, but certainly during
rush hour in the morning and afternoon. On Oak the situation is compounded
when the tennis club is open.
Jun 16, 2014 9:52 PM
2 I have no concerns during school hours, but the already narrow Jackson and
Oak are further narrowed by snow in the winter when cars are allowed to park on
both sides after 4pm. While there is ample visitor parking on Lathrop ~16 two
hours spots, where do the 31 employees of the Library park? Summer seams to
be a peak time for both Oak and Jackson street parking due to the RFTC and
the RFPD softball and soccer fields. There are no bike racks at Centennial Park.
It seems like that encouraging walking and biking to this busy block could relieve
street parking congestion in the summer during games.
Jun 16, 2014 9:40 PM
3 Drop-off and pick up times at Roosevelt. Jun 16, 2014 2:44 PM
4 Most of the congestion due to 1) during school year related to Roosevelt 2)
during summer months related to large RFTC gatherings (swim meets with other
clubs, tennis championships, larger social events like opening night, new
member show, old member show).
Jun 16, 2014 11:41 AM
5 Yes, my concerns regarding the 700 block of Jackson are only at times when
games are being played on the fields. Although there is plenty of space in the
Library / School parking lot during these times of congestion (I checked!), people
seem to prefer to park along Jackson north of the school and next to the fields.
My concerns about Oak are only during the summer months when people park
for tennis at RFTC. The problem is somewhat relieved by the ability to use
Circle Drive to avoid oncoming cars. Since Quick is underutilized, perhaps there
could be parking only on the south side of Oak and the north side of Quick and
the west side of the 600 block of Jackson. This on-street parking, in addition the
the parking in the RFTC parking lot, should suffice.
Jun 16, 2014 11:39 AM
6 My traffic and congestion concerns are both general in nature and specific to a
certain time. If one looks at a calendar and "overlays" the "specific" schedules of
each institution, a "general" concern develops.... D90 - 7 AM - 4 PM (ish)
weekdays August - June, 7 AM - 12 Noon weekdays June - July, selected (at
least 30?) evenings through out the school year RFPD - Winter - basketball at
North gym (weekend/evening); Spring - softball/soccer at Dani Tyler/Centennial
(weekend/evening); Summer - miscellaneous programs; Fall - soccer
(weekend/evening); program guesstimate: significant. RFPL - Open 7 days a
week (M-F 9-9, Sat 9-5, Sun 1-5: Sept-May), with many day (young reader,
elder, community), after school (tween, elder, community) and evening (elder,
community) programs; program guesstimate - significant. RFTC - Open actively
during summer season of May - September, with limited activity in April and
Oct/Nov and winter activity Dec - Feb (skating rink); membership of 225 families,
X number of adult/teen annual memberships; summer activities include 12 Sat.
night events, 2 - 5 Thursday night swim team competitions (with 100+ additional
attendees); 10 Sat-Sun. large scale summer tennis tournaments, 1 junior
Chicagoland summer tennis event, 1 autumn Collegiate tennis tournament
(hosting 5-10 university teams), Monday night and Tuesday night sumemrtennis
team intra-squad competitions; number of events: significant. Individually, none
of these institutional commitments -- each of which is terrific and vibrant in their
own right -- taxes the community. Combined, they create a level of traffic flow
Jun 16, 2014 8:52 AM
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and congestion which is quite taxing.
7 Concerns are essentially year round, seven days a week, from early morning to
late evening. All three of these public bodies provide a variety of educational and
recreational services to, and facilities for the use of, Village residents of all ages,
from toddler and pre-school to senior citizen during those periods. These
services and facilities include: (a)School-day educational services for middle
school students (Roosevelt); (b)Late afternoon, evening, and weekend
enrichment and extra-curricular programming and meetings (Library and
Roosevelt); (c)Day-time, evening, and weekend recreational facilities and
sports-related activities for all residents (Park District and Roosevelt); (d)
Daytime, evening, and weekend library services and programs for residents of all
ages (Library); and (e)Daytime, evening, and weekend meeting facilities and
programs (Library and Roosevelt). Consequently, the facilities of one or more of
the three public bodies are in use seven days a week, from early morning to late
evening. Frequently, events at two or three of the public bodies overlap. Lack of
adequate and contiguous off-street parking is a particular problem for senior
citizens with limited mobility who regularly use the Library.
Jun 16, 2014 6:44 AM
8 school hours Jun 16, 2014 2:22 AM
9 Yes. There needs to be more guaranteed parking available for anyone for when
they want to go to the library, know matter what week day, or night they want to
use the library. Because there are so many events that happen in the traffic
study area, often it is difficult to find parking so one can use the library.
Jun 15, 2014 11:59 PM
10 Please see answer to number 2 above. Jun 15, 2014 9:25 PM
11 The Chicago/Lake corridor is the only north/south main street through the River
Forest. The two block area between Chicago and Quick is heavily used all year
long. Beyond the pickup and drop off times at the school, Spring and Fall
seasons are by far the worst because the Tennis Club is in session then and
youth sports in session as well
Jun 15, 2014 8:35 PM
12 Already answered. Jun 15, 2014 8:08 AM
13 General but greatest during the beginning of school and end of the school day. Jun 12, 2014 5:57 PM
14 General Jun 12, 2014 1:57 PM
15 No comment. Jun 12, 2014 10:42 AM
16 The congestion is very serious at 8:30 and 3;00 when school is starting and
ending daily
Jun 12, 2014 4:51 AM
17 My concerns regarding Oak St are primarily relevant when the Tennis club is
open and school is not in session (at night during the school year and all day
long during the summer).
Jun 12, 2014 12:52 AM
18 The volume of traffic is always greater during the school year, but there is still
congestion during the morning and evening rush hours.
Jun 11, 2014 5:51 PM
19 none Jun 11, 2014 3:19 PM
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20 No concerns Jun 11, 2014 3:01 PM
21 They are mainly centered on the regular school year, from August to June. Jun 11, 2014 12:25 PM
22 Before & after school seem to be the only problematic times. Congestion occurs
during baseball & basketball games but it is not as bad since arrival and
departure times are staggered.
Jun 11, 2014 6:37 AM
23 School time Jun 10, 2014 8:08 PM
24 Congestion and traffic in general.......parking a distance from the library in good
AND bad weather !
Jun 10, 2014 12:17 PM
25 See above! Jun 10, 2014 11:31 AM
26 Mainly when school is in session. Jun 10, 2014 9:47 AM
27 Both, but much more serious during school drop off, pick up and special event at
school and RFTC events
Jun 10, 2014 8:46 AM
28 As mentioned in a previous answer, I believe the congestion is worse in the
winter and likely because more parents are willing to give children a ride in the
cold weather. I, personally, insist my children walk to and from school, but have
on those particularly cold, snowy days opted to drive to the school. In my
experience congestion was rampant both before and after school along both Oak
and Lathrop. I come from the South end of the village, so I do not have the
experience or view of what may be happening along Chicago and/or Jackson.
Jun 10, 2014 8:22 AM
29 Specific to certain times as per point 2. Jun 9, 2014 10:13 PM
30 During school starting and releasing times and in the summer when the RF
Tennis Club is active and busy, Oak Avenue is a nightmare.
Jun 8, 2014 5:31 PM
31 There are different concerns for different seasons. Winter this past year was
terrible, and the conditions that are already bad in that area were exascerbated
by the pile up of the snow and ice on the curbs and parkways. Summer is
crowded with the Tennis Club using all on street parking because their lot is not
sufficient to handle their membership numbers. Park District uses the fields
around the school and people park on both sides of Jackson and make the
middle through lane a one way street. The use of the north lot during the winter
is the only place to park to gain access to the gym for the basketball season and
there is usually no parking available. The district and the parks also host guests
from other schools and it is difficult for those non-residents to understand access
to the building and location of parking facilities.
Jun 8, 2014 8:09 AM
32 Yes during school year as the number of cars in the area multipilies because of
the teachers. Then add in when the tennis club is open it adds even more
congestion. Also with the reconstruction of the north ave bridge more people
taveling down north ave to the city will come through river forest on one of the
main east west corridors. That would include chicago ave and division st. So
that will contribute to the overall increase in the traffic patterns
Jun 8, 2014 7:52 AM
33 Traffic/congestion concerns are limited to times when school is starting or Jun 8, 2014 6:50 AM
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ending. It is worse when the weather is bad because there are more students
being dropped off. Parking is difficult during major events.
34 I have serious concerns for the safety of children and pedestrians at Greenfield
and Bonnie Brae when Fenwick games and practices are in session and cars
are parked on both sides of the street. One truly cannot see when turning out of
the parking lot or trying to get through with cars and buses. A child is going to get
injured. I am an adult, look carefully, and am unable to see around the cars to
ensure a clear path for pulling out into the street.
Jun 7, 2014 7:49 AM
35 Concerns are mostly for morning school drop off time and regular traffic in and
out of lot between Roosevelt and RF Library.
Jun 6, 2014 10:00 AM
36 all. Jun 6, 2014 8:01 AM
37 My concerns regarding traffic and congestion would be limited to the times when
Jackson is a two-way street and there are big events at one of the institutions in
the area bounded by Chicago, Lathrop, Jackson and Quick. The other time I
experience congestion is when there are events at more than one of the
institutions. For example, when there is a softball game, a soccer practice and
band concert all on the same night, there are significant congestion and parking
issues in the area.
Jun 6, 2014 7:32 AM
38 All. Around the time school ends for the day. On street parking option is
reduced when snow removal is required. Walking can be unsafe. Bicycle riders
cause a hazard-many act like they have right of way all the time
Jun 6, 2014 7:08 AM
39 Primarily with drop off and pick after school. Certainly there is congestion when
there are night activities.
Jun 5, 2014 11:09 PM
40 If it is only during the school hours. However, I am not too concerned as long as
the situation remains the same. I am very much opposed to making the current
situation worse. However, when it is after schools hours and over the weekends,
it certainly bothers me. These are our homes and we are entitles to enjoy our
personal property. The village should not give permission to create any more
parking structures in from of our homes that will increase the traffic congestion
and make it a 24/7 issue.
Jun 5, 2014 10:51 AM
41 See my answer to question 2. They are related to a specific time. Jun 5, 2014 7:45 AM
42 As I stated above, school days during drop- off and pick-up are of particular
concern. In addition, there are many times when multiple events are taking
place in this area. For instance, on a July summer day: there will be maybe
100+ (?) young people going to First Pres of RF for Vacation Bible School, lots
of young people heading to the RF Tennis Club for swim or tennis lessons, lots
of adults coming to the RFTC for tennis matches, lots of young people going to
the RF Public Library for Summer Reading (an extraordinarily successful well-
attended on-going program--begins this year on June 11 and continues to Aug
1), other adults coming to the RFPL, people on bikes (must stay green), people
in cars, commuters heading into the city, and more. In June throw in District 90
summer school at RMS and close-by Lincoln School.
Jun 5, 2014 7:11 AM
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43 i try to avoid that area around school time as it is busier. i would like better
access to the library.
Jun 4, 2014 5:23 PM
44 Only at pick up and drop off times for the school. Jun 4, 2014 10:02 AM
45 In the summer months the traffic is even heavier. Jun 4, 2014 6:32 AM
46 N/A Jun 3, 2014 8:38 PM
47 General in nature, although school hours would be a primary concern. Jun 3, 2014 5:44 PM
48 general in nature Jun 3, 2014 3:42 PM
49 A specific concern: I vote at Roosevelt. School is in session on election day.
Because of the parking and congestion issues, I get there as soon as the polls
open, but often, I still have to wait for someone to leave before I can park. While
parents are dropping off students, the situation is even worse. I realize elections
are only every two years, but it is discouraging to have to factor in parking just to
be able to vote. What doesn't help is that there are two precincts voting at the
school, and even as small as River Forest is, that is just enough additional
people to cause parking and congestion headaches. I used to vote at the Forest
Preserve headquarters building, much closer to my house. Perhaps talking to
Cook County Board of elections about polling sites would ease at least the
election day issues.
Jun 3, 2014 2:57 PM
50 In genral yet worse during school year, RFCC event(s), church sevices an
special events.
Jun 3, 2014 12:28 PM
51 Concerns are related to specific times, most of the time there is no issue. Jun 3, 2014 9:05 AM
52 On the weekends, especially when the tennis club is open and when sporting
events are taking place in the parks, children are constantly darting across the
streets in between cars. At least during school hours, you know when to expect
the children crossing the streets.
Jun 3, 2014 4:44 AM
53 I think I would have to say general because there are concerns for safety during
the school year and also during the summer. The tennis club in particular
causes a lot of congestion and once again children are in the equation as they
come and go to the club.
Jun 2, 2014 7:50 PM
54 Just the safety of the Roosevelt Students. Jun 2, 2014 7:19 PM
55 This is a general concern with two-way traffic on Oak. But, it seems to be more
of a problem during high use hours at the Tennis Club.
Jun 2, 2014 7:18 PM
56 The traffic and congestion are most apparent at the start and end of school, and
during plays, graduation, or other events at Roosevelt.
Jun 2, 2014 12:18 PM
57 Since i live so close, I am able to walk to these institutions fairly easy. I do
realize there is a parking issue and do not understand why there isn't a better
solution of parking on the streets. For example, opening up Quick and other
parking areas to help with the situation.
Jun 2, 2014 12:07 PM
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58 Worst at school drop-off/pick-up times. Jun 2, 2014 11:28 AM
59 certain time Jun 2, 2014 11:06 AM
60 Not at this time Jun 2, 2014 11:04 AM
61 The worst congestion is when the tennis club is in operation. Morning and
afternoon rush hours for Roosevelt School are also very dangerous times.
Jun 2, 2014 10:27 AM
62 The area is more congested during school days and when there are events at
the library, Roosevelt, in the Park District Fields and during events at the RFTC.
Jun 2, 2014 9:34 AM
63 School start and ending time. Very congested. Jun 2, 2014 9:22 AM
64 See above. Jun 2, 2014 9:14 AM
65 My concerns are specific to the hour when school lets out. Jun 2, 2014 8:26 AM
66 My concerns are general. There will probably some times when special event
are happening but they should. E expected.
Jun 1, 2014 10:08 PM
67 The focus rests on school start and dismissal times. Jun 1, 2014 7:18 PM
68 School year during drop off and pickup. Jun 1, 2014 7:08 PM
69 See above. Jun 1, 2014 7:00 PM
70 During the school year, arounds sports and conference times, all special
activities at school. Chicago/Lathrop intersection always risky. Tennis club
congestion limited to summer months when open.
Jun 1, 2014 4:36 PM
71 Whereas, the congestion around drop-off and pick-up is beyond acceptable, the
amount of teacher and library parking is on all-day, 3 season concern.
Jun 1, 2014 3:19 PM
72 Seldom have a problem Jun 1, 2014 3:01 PM
73 Specific to use by library patrons - all times and seasons. Jun 1, 2014 1:59 PM
74 If it is only during the school hours. However, I am not too concerned as long as
the situation remains the same. I am very much opposed to making the current
situation worse. However, when it is after schools hours and over the weekends,
it certainly bothers me. These are our homes and we are entitles to enjoy our
personal property. The village should not give permission to create any more
parking structures in from of our homes that will increase the traffic congestion
and make it a 24/7 issue.
Jun 1, 2014 1:55 PM
75 Outside of regular school hours when the Tennis Club and/or school participants
park on both sides.
Jun 1, 2014 12:23 PM
76 Difficulty on Quick seems to be on weekends and is related to activities at the
Tennis Club.
Jun 1, 2014 10:04 AM
77 School starts and ends. Tennis club summer. Jun 1, 2014 9:42 AM
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78 above Jun 1, 2014 9:24 AM
79 The conditions listed at item 2. occur when school is in session, when there are
organized sports programs in the park, when there are programs at the library,
and when there are events at the tennis club. I use the library often. The best
time to find parking is between 5:00pm-7:00pm -- the dinner hour.
Jun 1, 2014 8:22 AM
80 Traffic at the intersections of Oak Ave and Lathrop and Jackson are very
clogged in the 10 minutes preceding the school day and after school lets out.
This is not a "concern" in general as it lasts for such a short period of time on
school days and it is avoidable. Cannot imagine how you would reduce traffic at
pick up and drop off times. It is what it is.
Jun 1, 2014 7:50 AM
81 answered above. Jun 1, 2014 7:41 AM
82 Please see above. Note, when Roosevelt is not in session, library parking is not
a problem, even when the park district space is being utilized by families for
soccer/softball. Would also recommend posting of "Slow, Children at play" or
"Slow' or "Slow pedestrian crossing" signage on Jackson. Would be especially
helpful when park district land is in use and/or cars are parked on both sides of
the street.
Jun 1, 2014 6:48 AM
83 I know that the parking for the schools is a big issue. You may have to be more
efficient and take away or reduce a sport field, to assist with the plan.
Jun 1, 2014 6:22 AM
84 general. there's always something going on, snow rules, school year creates
problems, spring and summer tennis club parking, through traffic
Jun 1, 2014 6:08 AM
85 the tennis club has always caused congestion on oak street in season. I just
avoid using that street during those months. school functions always caused
additional traffic; people can deal with it.
Jun 1, 2014 5:30 AM
86 mainly at school drop off and pick up times, but the issue of the lack of
turnaround within the library/roosevelt parking lot, creates a lot of traffic problems
on lathrop at all times of day
Jun 1, 2014 4:54 AM
87 During the winter on school days Jun 1, 2014 4:16 AM
88 Traffic and congestion are worse during school arrival and dismissal times and
during athletic activities at the park. Parking is a problem during the day for
library patrons and during evening school events.
Jun 1, 2014 2:32 AM
89 During times when the library is open. May 31, 2014 10:04 PM
90 I frequently use the library and prefer to have parking available close to the
building.
May 31, 2014 10:02 PM
91 see above May 31, 2014 8:04 PM
92 no concerns May 31, 2014 7:55 PM
93 Traffic is heavy all day on Saturdays. On weekdays, it is heavy during the noon
hour and the after-school hours 3 PM on into the after-work hours until about 8
May 31, 2014 2:32 PM
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PM. Foot traffic is obviously more difficult in the winter due to ice and snow and
even in the fall when wet leaves can be slippery to walk on.
94 Addressed above. During the school year at the times of arrival and dismissal. May 31, 2014 2:07 PM
95 The corners at Oak and Lathrop get crowded with traffic and pedestrians before
and after school. There is a cross walk and stop sign with crossing guard that
tries to keep the traffic and pedestrians moving. I just avoid that area during that
time. Nothing you can do about it. The light at Lathrop and Chicago Aves is
good- it slows down traffic.
May 31, 2014 2:06 PM
96 No concerns. May 31, 2014 1:49 PM
97 school days at roosevelt school, parking for library patrons May 31, 2014 12:57 PM
98 See above May 31, 2014 12:54 PM
99 Lathrop is particularly congested at all hours ... and people do not respect the
speed limit.
May 31, 2014 12:35 PM
100 specific-congestion on school days between 3:20-3:40pm May 31, 2014 12:22 PM
101 Mine are tied to specific times when school is starting, ending or having an event
as well as sports activities at the field.
May 31, 2014 11:06 AM
102 The only time I have an issue is at times when parking for the library is
unavailable.
May 31, 2014 10:56 AM
103 on Jackson, definitely during school hours, especially at 8am and 3pm, but also
when there are sporting events at Centennial park. The parked cars on both
sides of street make it difficult to drive through that block.
May 31, 2014 10:34 AM
104 I've noticed congestion at pre school hours on Lathrop as the crossing guard
stops traffic to let students cross and it can cause a big back-up. But that's what
happens near a school.
May 31, 2014 10:23 AM
105 Parking near the library is a big problem for me May 31, 2014 10:21 AM
106 See above. May 31, 2014 10:04 AM
107 Concern is specific to times when tennis club is open and/or Roosevelt is having
evening event.
May 31, 2014 9:58 AM
108 The Oak St issue (below) is only during pick-up and drop-off times. I am around
the school often during other times, and traffic is fine. The issue with the parking
lot is always, though far more dangerous when there are people walking in the
lot.
May 31, 2014 8:53 AM
109 See above. May 31, 2014 7:34 AM
110 see 2 May 31, 2014 6:44 AM
111 Related to school release time. May 31, 2014 6:09 AM
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112 After school seems to be the most dangerous and/or annoying, especially if it is
raining hard or snowing hard.
May 31, 2014 5:46 AM
113 No concerns May 30, 2014 9:07 PM
114 certain times May 30, 2014 8:45 PM
115 I am focused on pick-ups in the afternoon, and drop-offs in the morning. May 30, 2014 8:29 PM
116 Only during the beginning and end of the school day May 30, 2014 7:55 PM
117 If it is only during the school hours. However, I am not too concerned as long as
the situation remains the same. I am very much opposed to making the current
situation worse. However, when it is after schools hours and over the weekends,
it certainly bothers me. These are our homes and we are entitles to enjoy our
personal property. The village should not give permission to create any more
parking structures in from of our homes that will increase the traffic congestion
and make it a 24/7 issue.
May 30, 2014 7:48 PM
118 Mostly during the day at 3pm. May 30, 2014 7:38 PM
119 Yes, beginning and end of the school day May 30, 2014 7:00 PM
120 Traffic/conjestion is bad only before school and after. We have 3 schools,
Lincoln, St. Lukes and Roosevelt essentially starting within 10 minutes of each
other in the morning.
May 30, 2014 6:19 PM
121 During school sessions, as school ends, this makes it almost impossible to go to
the Public Library during these times, let alone, parking for handicapped Seniors.
May 30, 2014 6:07 PM
122 As stated above, when school is in session the adjacent parking lots are
generally full and there a limited parking spaces on the street. Yet, I must say,
that I am able to walk a fair distance, so it is not as much of a problem for me as
it is for others, less capable.
May 30, 2014 5:59 PM
123 See above May 30, 2014 5:44 PM
124 There is congestion when there are special events at the school, but that is to be
expected.
May 30, 2014 5:10 PM
125 The congestion that I see is typically heading south on Jackson, and certainly at
the intersection of Jackson and Oak. I avoid that intersection if it is anywhere
during the start or end of the school day. If there are events at the Tennis Club
or at Roosevelt, then I try and stay away from the areas. The parked cars make
passage very difficult on those blocks.
May 30, 2014 5:04 PM
126 General in nature. May 30, 2014 4:47 PM
127 SEE ABOVE May 30, 2014 4:43 PM
128 No concerns May 30, 2014 4:17 PM
129 Only before and after school. May 30, 2014 3:11 PM
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130 The biggest problem as stated above is during the afternoon middle school
release.
May 30, 2014 2:28 PM
131 specific to 3:20 - 3:40 pm weekdays May 30, 2014 2:20 PM
132 Mornings during the school season, only. May 30, 2014 2:06 PM
133 IT seems particularly congested around drop off and pick up times from school. May 30, 2014 1:51 PM
134 Mostly regular school arrival and departure times May 30, 2014 1:39 PM
135 If it is only during the school hours. However, I am not too concerned as long as
the situation remains the same. I am very much opposed to making the current
situation worse. However, when it is after schools hours and over the weekends,
it certainly bothers me. These are our homes and we are entitles to enjoy our
personal property. The village should not give permission to create any more
parking structures in from of our homes that will increase the traffic congestion
and make it a 24/7 issue.
May 30, 2014 1:35 PM
136 If it is only during the school hours. However, I am not too concerned as long as
the situation remains the same. I am very much opposed to making the current
situation worse. However, when it is after schools hours and over the weekends,
it certainly bothers me. These are our homes and we are entitles to enjoy our
personal property. The village should not give permission to create any more
parking structures in from of our homes that will increase the traffic congestion
and make it a 24/7 issue.
May 30, 2014 1:32 PM
137 If it is only during the school hours. However, I am not too concerned as long as
the situation remains the same. I am very much opposed to making the current
situation worse. However, when it is after schools hours and over the weekends,
it certainly bothers me. These are our homes and we are entitles to enjoy our
personal property. The village should not give permission to create any more
parking structures in from of our homes that will increase the traffic congestion
and make it a 24/7 issue.
May 30, 2014 1:24 PM
138 no special or specific concerns May 30, 2014 1:17 PM
139 see above May 30, 2014 1:08 PM
140 Mostly during school days and weekends when there is a game at tthe
Roosevelt park
May 30, 2014 12:58 PM
141 If it is only during the school hours. However, I am not too concerned as long as
the situation remains the same. I am very much opposed to making the current
situation worse. However, when it is after schools hours and over the weekends,
it certainly bothers me. These are our homes and we are entitles to enjoy our
personal property. The village should not give permission to create any more
parking structures in from of our homes that will increase the traffic congestion
and make it a 24/7 issue.
May 30, 2014 12:31 PM
142 During the after-school hours I believe the concern is greater. May 30, 2014 12:28 PM
143 The pattern of congestion seems to emerge during weekdays between 8:00 & May 30, 2014 12:26 PM
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9:00 am and again between 3:00 & 4:00 pm. Weekends seem fairly tranquil.
144 They are general but there is more traffic on weekdays when school is in session
and on weekends when there is activity on the ball fields or the library
May 30, 2014 12:22 PM
145 No oncerns May 30, 2014 12:17 PM
146 School arrival, school dismissal and anytime children are having activities
around the school or library.
May 30, 2014 12:14 PM
147 Only for school drop-off/pick-up at Roosevelt, when cars are everywhere and
stopping/starting with little warning.
May 30, 2014 12:11 PM
148 These concerns are most noticeable when school is beginning or ending for the
day. A competent crossing-guard makes a big difference at these times.
However, the lone child crossing at a non-peak time is particularly volnerable to
distracted and hurried drivers who may not be driving as carefully as they
should. We have all been one of those drivers at some time.
May 30, 2014 12:10 PM
149 The worst times to navigate through there during the academic year are near
school drop-off and pick-up times. Vehicles that need to turn from Oak on to
Lathrop yield to Roosevelt-student-pedestrians and vehicles going to and from
Roosevelt, but many cars are also trying to get south on Lathrop to make the
right-hand turns on to Lake and then Ashland for St. Luke access. In the
school-year afternoons, it is very difficult to navigate through these areas,
including the block of Oak immediately west of Lathrop due to a high volume of
parked/standing vehicles. During the summer (when school is out), events at the
RFTC (or even just summer days) lead to a high volume of parked cars that
restrict traffic flow and cause high congestion.
May 30, 2014 11:56 AM
150 Mostly during Roosevelt school hours. May 30, 2014 11:55 AM
151 Parking is exceptionally difficult when there is a funeral at St. Luke's. Also,
school dismissal time is chaotic for both cars and children around Roosevelt.
May 30, 2014 11:40 AM
152 At drop off and Pickup May 30, 2014 11:14 AM
153 General concerns but also think parking in this area needs to be maintained or
improved. Many events at library, school etc. and parking on streets creates
other pedestrian hazards. Elderly and disabled also need to have easy access
to library with plenty of parking for cold months or they will not use the facilities
their taxes pay for.
May 30, 2014 11:08 AM
154 In the morning around 8. Summer is usually ok. May 30, 2014 11:01 AM
155 The times I notice the traffic problems are in the morning before school. May 30, 2014 11:00 AM
156 As stated above, I don't feel there is a problem. There is congestion at school
arrival and dismissal times, but it is minimal as handled by the crossing guards.
May 30, 2014 10:47 AM
157 All. I am 78 yrs. old w/ limited mobility - this plan will severely limit my use of the
library, to get books, use computer, and attend events.
May 30, 2014 10:38 AM
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158 Of course, I'm concerned with all pedestrians and with small kids, but I think we
need to be careful to make sure our residents have good, close parking for the
library. Seniors, in particular, may need to be very close to avoid worrying
about ice on sidewalks, strenuous activity, joint pain and the like.
May 30, 2014 10:37 AM
159 My concerns are with pick up and drop off at RMS. May 30, 2014 10:37 AM
160 General. May 30, 2014 10:14 AM
161 As above May 30, 2014 10:13 AM
162 Yes. I cab only comment on After School hours, not before school. During
School hours varies by season. Evenings and Active Sports and/or other events
at Roosevelt or RFPL is another matter. There are many scenarios especially
since Rush Hour or School Delivery/Pick-Up make Lathrop a mini-Harlem!
May 30, 2014 10:08 AM
163 No comments May 30, 2014 9:51 AM
164 I do not have concerns. I drive those areas each school day extensively
because I have two children in Roosevelt. Issues of congestion and traffic to me
seem GREATLY overblown. We are simply not that big or crowded of a Village
to warrant these concerns.
May 30, 2014 9:44 AM
165 Summer season concerns me--with many children out and about. May 30, 2014 9:43 AM
166 Dropping off in the morning before school is bad. Picking up in the afternoon is a
nightmare. It doesn't matter whether the weather is good or bad, or what time of
the school year it is. I spend more than half of my transit time within the primary
area described above.
May 30, 2014 9:41 AM
167 It appears that the congestion occurs before and after the school day. May 30, 2014 9:39 AM
168 All school related May 30, 2014 9:36 AM
169 Sometimes rush hours the line at William stop sign is nearly two blocks long as
is the line at Harlem stop light.
May 30, 2014 9:35 AM
170 We think when school is not in session or being used for a specific program
involving teachers, parking areas should be open to the piblic.
May 30, 2014 9:33 AM
171 General in nature. May 30, 2014 9:21 AM
172 general May 30, 2014 9:07 AM
173 General. May 30, 2014 9:07 AM
174 Please see #1. May 30, 2014 9:02 AM
175 School pick up and drop off are definitely the most congested times of the day.
When there is a lot of snow on the ground it made drop off even more congested
(more people driving and fewer places to drop off) People who continue to not
pay attention to rules/signs etc.
May 30, 2014 8:57 AM
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176 the problems around the school are especially acute during the winter when
snow piles narrow the streets and more people drive their kids to school.
May 30, 2014 8:54 AM
177 mainly durring school drop off and pick up times. May 30, 2014 8:54 AM
178 Only during a certain time or when events are at the school. 15 minutes before
and after school are the worst and traffic has been stopped for a whole block -
not really a big deal if everyone is patient.
May 30, 2014 8:53 AM
179 we're an uban suburb and there's a school. There will always be some
congestion. Parking is more of a concern (for the library)
May 30, 2014 8:50 AM
180 When there are ball games or events at school or the tennis club all streets are
crowded.
May 30, 2014 8:48 AM
181 4 way stop Oak and Lathrop needs to be more closely monitored, especially in
the summer with kids on bikes heading to the pool, etc. It is truly a source of
great concern amongst many parents. The cross guard does a terrific job during
the school year - it is the summer that poses the greatest threat. The cars just
continually 'roll' through the stop.
May 30, 2014 8:48 AM
182 No concerns. May 30, 2014 8:47 AM
183 See above. May 30, 2014 8:41 AM
184 School start and end May 30, 2014 8:40 AM
185 MY CONCERN IS PRIMARY AT SCHOOL ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL TIMES. May 30, 2014 8:40 AM
186 Some of the concerns are specific: to start/stop times of school and summer
school and to summer camp times as well as special programs or activities when
parking needs increase and congestion increases. Some are general: as stated
above, this is a heavily traveled area for pedestrians, bikers, cars and there is a
lot going on often.
May 30, 2014 8:37 AM
187 Answered above. Traffic congestion is only during school days at the start and
end of the school day.
May 30, 2014 8:33 AM
188 Specific to dismissal time. May 30, 2014 8:31 AM
189 I am most concerned about times between 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. and 3:00
p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
May 30, 2014 8:30 AM
190 School dismissal is highest concern May 30, 2014 8:30 AM
191 Traffic and congestion. May 30, 2014 8:28 AM
192 Pick up and drop off are equally concerning, though more problems occur at the
end of the school day. I'm also concerned about what happens to seniors and
others who require parking in close proximity to RFPL during events and during
the school day.
May 30, 2014 8:23 AM
193 during school hours May 30, 2014 8:20 AM
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194 The intersection of Jackson and Chicago is difficult during dropoff and pickup
hours at Roosevelt. It is also difficult anytime there is a sporting or other event at
Centennial Park concurrent with rush hour traffic. Street parking along Chicago
creates visibility issues for traffic on south/north bound Jackson. Although there
are stop signs on south/north bound Jackson, drivers must proceed far into the
intersection to determine whether it is safe to proceed (because of the cars
parked along Chicago).
May 30, 2014 8:17 AM
195 See above May 30, 2014 8:16 AM
196 I believe they are general, but more important during pick up and drop off during
the school year, athletic events, etc.
May 30, 2014 8:14 AM
197 school day beginning and end May 30, 2014 8:14 AM
198 Traffic is really most difficult with Roosevelt dismissal. Even start of day is more
manageable
May 30, 2014 8:13 AM
199 It is a year-round problem, but worse during the school year. May 30, 2014 8:10 AM
200 Peak hours of high traffic on Lathrop coincide with regular commuting hours
(7:00 to 9:00 AM), around lunch time, school pick-up time (3:00 to 3:45 PM) and
evening commuting (5:00 to 7:00 pm). Saturdays are also extremely busy,
though school is not in session then. I have lived at the intersection of Lathrop
and Oak for 20 years; I have witnessed numerous fender benders, one incident
where an elderly person was hit by a car, I was nearly run over myself by a car
that ran through the stop sign (with my two small children in hand) while in the
crosswalk at 8:00 PM after a school activity. I often see people who barely stop
at all, coming to a rolling stop and then accelerating through the intersection at
unsafe speeds. There is a seemingly non-stop flow of cars on Lathrop Monday
through Saturday.
May 30, 2014 8:07 AM
201 As mentioned above, traffic and congestion much more in evidence during the
summer months, including many bicyclists.
May 30, 2014 8:03 AM
202 When this school lets out in the afternoons May 30, 2014 8:01 AM
203 No issues. May 30, 2014 7:58 AM
204 General in nature. May 30, 2014 7:58 AM
205 Roosevelt pick up and drop off times are always congested and feel dangerous.
Traffic along Chicago Avenue during sporting events at Centennial is
manageable but edging toward unsafe. Parking restrictions on Lathrop and
Chicago make parking for the library (especially when Roosevelt is in session)
nearly impossible. The result: parking on Jackson and walking across
Centennial. Not ideal at all for Jackson residents or library patrons. Of note:
There aren't enough River Forest playing fields for the number of teams and
sports that are played during most of the year. Cutting into Centennial to create
more parking will only shift the problem.
May 30, 2014 7:57 AM
206 As I said, especially after school lets out in the afternoons. May 30, 2014 7:56 AM
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207 N/A May 30, 2014 7:52 AM
208 The congestion occurs during morning and late afternoon as the school day
begins and the school day ends.
May 30, 2014 7:51 AM
209 see above May 30, 2014 7:50 AM
210 See answer to Q2 May 30, 2014 7:47 AM
211 Traffic and congestion particularly bad during school drop off and pickup May 30, 2014 7:46 AM
212 The traffic worsens once the tennis club opens and from 8 am through evening.
Traffic on Jackson is hard during Roosevelt start and end times since too many
parents drive children to school. Again, big cars on narrow streets.
May 30, 2014 7:46 AM
213 Primarily related to school events. At other times it is manageable. May 30, 2014 7:46 AM
214 All times May 30, 2014 7:46 AM
215 Dropping off and picking up kids at Roosevelt is when I experience the most
congestion
May 30, 2014 7:41 AM
216 Most traffic congestion occurs in the winter months. Significantly less traffic
during the spring and summer.
May 30, 2014 7:40 AM
217 Tennis season - just about any time. School drop off and pick-up May 30, 2014 7:39 AM
218 Well, school arrival and dismissal is the principal time related problem. Certainly
at graduation we see a lot of traffic, but that's only once a year. The library issue
seems to occur a grat deal on Saturday.
May 30, 2014 7:38 AM
219 Compared to the city even OP RF has virtually no traffic issue RF has a minor
parking issue near the Library
May 30, 2014 7:37 AM
220 My concerns relate almost entirely to activities at the schools, mostly at the
beginning and end of the school days.
May 30, 2014 7:36 AM
221 Drop off at Roosevelt in the morning. As I work full-time, I am not familiar with
the afternoon traffic and /or congestion.
May 30, 2014 7:35 AM
222 general May 30, 2014 7:35 AM
223 school times/season are most concerning - 8am and 3:15 pm ish. May 30, 2014 7:34 AM
224 From 3:00 to 3:45 or so, every school day, the traffic on Lathrop from Chicago
Ave. to Quick is extremely congested. Children from Roosevelt School and from
St. Luke's are let out for the day around this time. The traffic in front of Roosevelt
School and the RF Library is clogged and full of vehicles. The traffic backs up
and impedes traffic trying to get through the intersection of Lathrop and Chicago
Ave.
May 30, 2014 7:33 AM
225 My concerns are mainly during school drop-off and pick-up times. That's by far
the busiest time for this block.
May 30, 2014 7:31 AM
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226 SCHOOL DAYS May 30, 2014 7:30 AM
227 My concerns are specific to the area around the school and library and time
described above
May 30, 2014 7:30 AM
228 No concerns May 30, 2014 7:28 AM
229 During school peak hours, concern about kids' safety. At other times, concern
about unprotected intersections (no stop signs), excessive speed of cars.
May 30, 2014 7:26 AM
230 School concerts and picking up daughter after athletic practice. Parking for
concerts that she is in. During Summer it seems a little better but still bad as she
is at school events during Summer also or goes to the club with friends.
May 30, 2014 7:26 AM
231 It's at the start of school in the am and end in the pm May 30, 2014 7:24 AM
232 School start and end times. May 30, 2014 7:24 AM
233 Particularly between 8 and 9 a.m. And 3 and 5 p.m. May 30, 2014 7:23 AM
234 Students incoming and outgoing is my top concern . So 8 am -8:30 am and 3:15
-4:00 pm
May 30, 2014 7:22 AM
235 See above. May 30, 2014 7:21 AM
236 No May 30, 2014 7:19 AM
237 congested only during rush hours May 30, 2014 7:17 AM
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1 When cars are parked on both sides of the street, particularly on Oak and
Jackson it's difficult to navigate, especially with two way traffic.
Jun 16, 2014 9:52 PM
2 River Forest is the land of uncontrolled intersections. I find it stunning that side
streets have no indication whether or not a stop or yield is required by other
drivers. while villagers have become accustom to slowing down at all
intersections, many disagree on who is supposed to yield to whom. I believe it is
yield to the right, but many of my friends and neighbors believe North/South
yields to East/West or vice verse. This dangerous situation for cars, cyclists and
pedestrians is made even more dangerous by the high number of non-residents
(college students and employees) who travel through the village and do not
know the "River Forest Way".
Jun 16, 2014 9:40 PM
3 Off-street parking and on-street parking is insufficient. Note that while not
strictly "traffic" or "congestion" the traffic and congestion work against seniors,
young parents and folks with limited mobility in accessing the Library.
Jun 16, 2014 11:41 AM
4 Oak Street between Lathrop and Ashland is a very busy and congested spot for
people traveling between Lincoln and Roosevelt at drop-off and pick-up times. I
would suggest that no cars be able to park / wait / drop-off or pick-up kids on
this block during drop-off or pick-up times. There is no Stop Sign at the corner of
Monroe and Quick streets. Lots of kids cross this intersection on their way to
school. There are signs all along Oak Street at each intersection. There should
be signs all along Quick also.
Jun 16, 2014 11:39 AM
5 To the extent that any one street/combination of streets abutting the "primary
area" is/are unable to absorb the combined load associated with activities of the
institutions in question, traffic, congestion and parking requirements by necessity
spill onto streets surrounding the primary area and cause collateral implications
for the neighboring streets/residents. While it is obvious that if one buys property
opposite a school or library one will feel the impact of this choice, it is not so
obvious that to buy a house two streets away one will also feel an impact,
especially if a single entity dramatically and unilaterally modifies current parking
availability on its property.
Jun 16, 2014 8:52 AM
6 there is definitely a concern because a number of parents and teachers park on
the street
Jun 16, 2014 2:22 AM
7 The less traffic and congestion on the streets the better it will be for safety of the
people wanting to use any of the facilities. Be considerate of the many residents
that live in the area, don't make it more difficult for them to park, or for their
safety as they live and move around in the area. Preserve the quality of life that
is in the area, by not making it more difficult to use any of the locations in the
area. Maybe there are too many event areas in to small of an area?
Jun 15, 2014 11:59 PM
8 Please see answer to number 2 above Jun 15, 2014 9:25 PM
9 My concern is that the focus on the traffic on the Chicago/Lake corridor is being
limited to the school day and hours. As a 10 year plus resident of Lathrop I am
intimately aware that this area is heavily traveled and parked on Friday - Sunday
nights as well. There are a multitude of events happening at the Library, Park
fields, school facilities and Tennis club during the days and all evenings. The
Jun 15, 2014 8:35 PM
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problem and safety of drivers and pedestrians alike is even more jeopardized by
the lack of light on the street and at the intersections.
10 Same as above. Jun 15, 2014 8:08 AM
11 Due to limited to limited parking people will resort to parking in surrounding
residential areas an increased amount. This could cause more congestion and
people struggling to get out of parked spaces due to congestion.
Jun 12, 2014 5:57 PM
12 1. Injury to pedestrians, bicyclers 2. Auto accidents with or without injury or
damage. 3. Speed of cars using Lathrop as a main thoroughfare
Jun 12, 2014 1:57 PM
13 No comment. Jun 12, 2014 10:42 AM
14 Parking on both sides of Oak west of Lathrop renders that street one way during
the school day. The fact that it is NOT one way makes it dangerous and
frustrating.
Jun 12, 2014 12:52 AM
15 My main concern is the possibility of someone being injured in a car accident Jun 11, 2014 5:51 PM
16 pedestrian safety Jun 11, 2014 3:19 PM
17 My concern is pedestrian safety while crossing streets and parking lots. Jun 11, 2014 3:01 PM
18 My concern is that parking and congestion on the surrounding streets will
increase if the current number of parking spaces decreases.
Jun 11, 2014 12:52 PM
19 Traffic needs to move as smoothly as possible, while still offering access to all
residents who need it, whether they are students or library patrons.
Jun 11, 2014 12:25 PM
20 I feel every intersection shoul have at least a stop of yeild in one direction.
Traffic moves to fast. I NEVER see police pulling people over off of main thru
streets.
Jun 10, 2014 8:08 PM
21 Empathetic.....I wouldn't want it by my house and even considering : is it even
necessary?
Jun 10, 2014 12:17 PM
22 I hoe the school could make better use of Jackson for drop off and pic up since it
is not a thorough fare, like Lathrop.
Jun 10, 2014 11:31 AM
23 Cannot get to Library and park when I need to. Jun 10, 2014 9:47 AM
24 With the congestion and foot traffic, taken together with student foot traffic, risk
of vehicle damage and risk to pedestrians is elevated.
Jun 10, 2014 8:46 AM
25 Safety and ease of finding my child with so many cars and children and
absolutely no structure.
Jun 10, 2014 8:22 AM
26 Many cars deviate thru Monroe or other adjacent streets at peak times for traffic/
congestion. My main concern is the speed of some drivers, which may lead to
accidents with other cars or harm the kids walking at that time. Having stop signs
added (e.g. Corner of Monroe and Oak) has helped maintaining low / safe
speeds, and making it clear which direction of traffic has precedence in the
Jun 9, 2014 10:13 PM
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corner in question. Another concern is when there are cars parked on both sides
of a narrow street, i.e. Oak between Lathrop and Monroe, which makes 2 way
traffic difficult after school hours.
27 Don't have any particular concerns Jun 8, 2014 5:31 PM
28 Same as above Residents complain that there is a lot of on-street parking but
they should expect that living across from a school, library and park and a tennis
club and a church.
Jun 8, 2014 8:09 AM
29 They will also be effected. I called it the ripple effect in which the rings push
outward as the rings inside push outward. This area will be a hot spot in the
village during school year. Then we will have more accidents with cars and
peopl
Jun 8, 2014 7:52 AM
30 It is difficult to drive on the surrounding streets during school drop off/pick up. I
avoid Lathrop after school at all costs.
Jun 8, 2014 6:50 AM
31 Franklin Street is narrow because of cars parked on both sides of the street and
it is difficult so see children as they dart across traffic trying to get to Lincoln
School.
Jun 7, 2014 6:32 PM
32 Jackson and Oak intersection....too busy Current North parking lot (between
Roosevelt and RF Library) is a safety issue.
Jun 6, 2014 10:00 AM
33 it's gotten heavier because of overflow from primary area and will become more
so over time.
Jun 6, 2014 7:08 AM
34 Congestion and traffic around the school is expected during start and end of the
school day with some parents picking up or dropping of children.parents and
guardian need to be aware of the safety rules around school. The children also
need to know the safety rule while walking to and from school. Living in varmint
can be done.
Jun 5, 2014 11:09 PM
35 Student safety, safety of the neighbors, drop in property values, the ability to
enjoy our homes and a general decrease in our standard of living. The proposed
construction of the parking lot on Jackson will make the situation worse as that
traffic will be added to the current one and it will continue after school hours.
Jun 5, 2014 10:51 AM
36 People do not have many options for parking their cars when they need to come
to the area (see the previous response). This hunting for parking creates more
congestion.
Jun 5, 2014 7:11 AM
37 many cars are usually backed up at the stop sign at lathrop and oak Jun 4, 2014 5:23 PM
38 In this area I do not notice a problem with the surrounding streets. Jun 4, 2014 10:02 AM
39 No Parking for homeowners. Jun 4, 2014 6:32 AM
40 None Jun 3, 2014 8:38 PM
41 Ashland already has significant traffic (auto, bicycle and pedestrian) due to St.
Luke's.
Jun 3, 2014 5:44 PM
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42 I am concerned that the congestion will move beyond the immediate area. Jun 3, 2014 3:42 PM
43 Parking, parking, parking... Jun 3, 2014 2:57 PM
44 Same yet smaller impact. Jun 3, 2014 12:28 PM
45 I am not aware of any issues outside of the area. Jun 3, 2014 9:05 AM
46 I do not have a concern regarding Chicago Avenue traffic. There are parking
lanes and decent flow of traffic. Lathrop gets backed up before and after school
when crossing guards, who aren't appropriately trained to not only monitor
children but traffic, let the cars get backed up. If crossing guards were properly
trained, the traffic flow would be greatly improved on Lathrop.
Jun 3, 2014 4:44 AM
47 As always, the concern is child safety. Whilst they are walking to/from school,
around school area, exiting vehicles or riding bikes. Protecting the children and
ensuring them safe passage is my major concern and number one priority.
Jun 2, 2014 7:50 PM
48 Restrict parking would ease congestion Jun 2, 2014 7:19 PM
49 No other major concerns. Jun 2, 2014 7:18 PM
50 Surrounding streets also become congested at this time. My concerns would be
the same--pedestrian safety.
Jun 2, 2014 12:18 PM
51 Again, I don't have strong concerns since I know there will be traffic due to
school drop off & pick up. I generally just walk when I can or avoid driving at this
time to avoid it.
Jun 2, 2014 12:07 PM
52 Safety first. Tempers of drivers second. I see drivers yelling at the very
competent crossing guards often. It's just too chaotic.
Jun 2, 2014 11:28 AM
53 None Jun 2, 2014 11:04 AM
54 My main concern is Oak Ave. between Lathrop and Jackson. Jun 2, 2014 10:27 AM
55 The area has heavy congestion and traffic. I would prefer not to see a reduction
in onsite parking.
Jun 2, 2014 9:34 AM
56 Very congested during school hours, sporting events, tennis club events for
parking to get to the library.
Jun 2, 2014 9:14 AM
57 Generally people seem to obey the speed limit and stop at the stop signs. Jun 2, 2014 8:26 AM
58 I don't live near the school but use the library oft en. She. I walk to the library it is
at off times where few cars are around. If I drive to the library I would like a
parking space either in the lot or on the street. I avoid the library at the beginning
and end of school day to avoid congestion.
Jun 1, 2014 10:08 PM
59 Risks to students from heavy traffic and blocked sight lines. Jun 1, 2014 7:18 PM
60 The backup on Lathrop runs all the way to Lake during weekday mornings. Jun 1, 2014 7:08 PM
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61 NA Jun 1, 2014 7:00 PM
62 It's congested - doesn't flow. People/childrenT try to cross the street in the
middle of Lathrop block and poorly seen by drivers.
Jun 1, 2014 4:36 PM
63 Lathrop and Chicago have a light to help regulate flow. Oak St. is similar to
Jackson, narrow with cars parked on both sides, drivers mixing with pedestrians.
Scary
Jun 1, 2014 3:19 PM
64 Don't have any Jun 1, 2014 3:01 PM
65 Student safety, safety of the neighbors, drop in property values, the ability to
enjoy our homes and a general decrease in our standard of living. The proposed
construction of the parking lot on Jackson will make the situation worse as that
traffic will be added to the current one and it will continue after school hours.
Jun 1, 2014 1:55 PM
66 No Jun 1, 2014 9:42 AM
67 above Jun 1, 2014 9:24 AM
68 1. There is another school in the adjacent area to the west. Additional vehicles in
the morning and afternoon add to safety concerns and congestion, especially on
Oak Street west of Lathrop. 2. Congestion caused by overflow parking on streets
east of Lathrop.
Jun 1, 2014 8:22 AM
69 I am familiar with the back up traffic West of Lathrop at the pick up and drop off
times. It is aggravated of course by the Ashland and Park Ave one ways from
7:30-4:00. It can be annoying, but it is avoidable as we are talking about short
periods of time.
Jun 1, 2014 7:50 AM
70 Tennis club summer overflow creates 4-lane summer congestiin on Oak. Jun 1, 2014 7:41 AM
71 Traffic is reasonable controlled during school days when passage on Chicago is
limited to one way. Installation of a stop sign on Jackson and Quick was much
needed. Would suggest a study be completed for consideration of a 4-way stop
at Jackson/Quick. Strongly encourage the continued use of crossing guards
(live bodies) on the corner of Jackson and Chicago and Jackson for improved
traffic flow and safety. A stop sign at that location is not recommended.
crossing guard at Chicago and Lathrop also helpful to manage traffic flow and
ensure student safety.
Jun 1, 2014 6:48 AM
72 None, its a timing issue related to the school activity parking. Put meters on the
spaces and more folks will choose to walk to save a quarter.
Jun 1, 2014 6:22 AM
73 none Jun 1, 2014 4:54 AM
74 Because of on- street parking and parents picking up/ dropping off children, the
streets are already very congested and difficult to drive through at times.
Jun 1, 2014 2:32 AM
75 Eliminate the traffic and congestion by allowing library users to park in the
parking lot.
May 31, 2014 10:04 PM
76 I frequently use the library and prefer to have parking available close to the May 31, 2014 10:02 PM
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building.
77 Never sure if the pedestrian signal on Lathrop and Lake works. Often I see
people just go ahead and cross.
May 31, 2014 8:04 PM
78 These are residential streets and the people who live there don't want more
congestion siphoned onto them.
May 31, 2014 2:32 PM
79 I forgot to add this to my survey. In the past, Oak Street between Ashland and
Lathrop has been closed for block parties and on one occasion a private event.
This seriously impacts traffic during those times
May 31, 2014 2:22 PM
80 The area I am addressing is my primary area. I live around the block. During
those times of day, due to one way streets (again due to schools), this is my
primary access to Lake Street.
May 31, 2014 2:07 PM
81 The corners at Oak and Lathrop get crowded with traffic and pedestrians before
and after school. There is a cross walk and stop sign with crossing guard that
tries to keep the traffic and pedestrians moving. I just avoid that area during that
time. Nothing you can do about it. The light at Lathrop and Chicago Aves is
good- it slows down traffic. I do not think people are endangered. There is a
great lack of parking for the school & library which should be addressed.
May 31, 2014 2:06 PM
82 No concerns. May 31, 2014 1:49 PM
83 The school drop off creates a very dangerous situation for the children who walk
to school. The crossing guards are inefficient and overwhelmed. However, it is
easy to be overwhelmed if you are directly traffic and talking on your cell phone,
as the crossing guard was this week. The one way on Oak seems to benefit the
driving parents of Roosevelt and no one else.
May 31, 2014 12:57 PM
84 I'm afraid that more cars (from teachers or people trying to use the library)
parked on the streets in the area will possibly cause more accidents from people
stepping between cars to cross the street.
May 31, 2014 12:54 PM
85 Lathrop is particularly congested at all hours ... and people do not respect the
speed limit.
May 31, 2014 12:35 PM
86 none May 31, 2014 12:22 PM
87 I'm not aware of any reasons for concern. May 31, 2014 10:56 AM
88 the block of Oak, between Lathrop and Ashland gets too congested because of
parked cars and kids at 3:20 pickup time. Crossing guard helps, but that block
becomes too narrow for moving vehicles.
May 31, 2014 10:34 AM
89 None May 31, 2014 10:23 AM
90 It takes too long to do an ordinary errand at the library. Often I have to walk a
few blocks.
May 31, 2014 10:21 AM
91 None. May 31, 2014 9:58 AM
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92 Street markings/painting for parking and lane separation should be updated and
maintained.
May 31, 2014 9:54 AM
93 Oak Street just west of Lathrop is a problem. There are often cars parked on
both sides of the street (some picking up, some likely residents) creating a one-
car street, which then backs up into the Lathrop/Oak intersection in all directions
as we wait for cars to pull through in one direction so the others can go through.
May 31, 2014 8:53 AM
94 See above. May 31, 2014 7:34 AM
95 4 way intersections with no stop signs/lights are risky for crashes. Also, there are
intersections which have no stops on a particular leg of the intersection where
bushes/fences impede visualization to left or right of intersection. Also risky.
May 31, 2014 6:44 AM
96 None May 31, 2014 6:09 AM
97 I don't live near the school but I can imagine they are challenged to have people
over, get in and out of their property or generally move about near their homes
without being greatly impacted by the school events.
May 31, 2014 5:46 AM
98 None May 30, 2014 9:07 PM
99 i don't have any May 30, 2014 8:45 PM
100 I don't consider the traffic and congestion outside that area to be necessarily
problematic at this time, from what I've seen.
May 30, 2014 8:29 PM
101 That drivers are too impatient. May 30, 2014 7:55 PM
102 Student safety, safety of the neighbors, drop in property values, the ability to
enjoy our homes and a general decrease in our standard of living. The proposed
construction of the parking lot on Jackson will make the situation worse as that
traffic will be added to the current one and it will continue after school hours.
May 30, 2014 7:48 PM
103 With so many cars, I'm nervous for the children walking home. May 30, 2014 7:38 PM
104 None. May 30, 2014 7:26 PM
105 As traffic flow and parking are prescribed around the school, library and tennis
club, parents of Roosevelt students will wait for their children on Ashland and
Oak Avenues. Due to a lack of no parking signs by the Oak/Ashland intersection,
parents will/do wait up to the crosswalk creating a dangerous traffic flow when
the St. Luke's drivers are also included.
May 30, 2014 7:13 PM
106 None May 30, 2014 7:00 PM
107 Traffic/conjestion on Oak between Thatcher and Harlem is very heavy in the
morning.
May 30, 2014 6:19 PM
108 Safety, and improved traffic flow. May 30, 2014 6:07 PM
109 My concerns are for the safety of the many kids around there. The kids are
there because of the school, library and sport field. Yet, I do think that the
May 30, 2014 5:59 PM
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present controls and safety precaution that you have in place are good and
adequate.
110 None May 30, 2014 5:44 PM
111 I like the one way in front of Roosevelt during school hours. I do think this makes
sense and makes the street safer.
May 30, 2014 5:10 PM
112 If there are events, then the parking is completely full on the D90 site and the
streets surrounding are parked on both sides.
May 30, 2014 5:04 PM
113 Cars exiting the school on Lathrop and cars parked on Lathrop. May 30, 2014 4:47 PM
114 SEE ABOVE May 30, 2014 4:43 PM
115 None May 30, 2014 4:17 PM
116 Oak street just west of lathrop is crazy too. Too many cars parked on both sides
of the street limit road to one lane, and there are too many cars traveling through
this intersection for one lane. Creates jams at times where no one can move.
May 30, 2014 3:11 PM
117 I don't think it's a really big issue although people living on these streets might
feel it is.
May 30, 2014 2:28 PM
118 none May 30, 2014 2:20 PM
119 Whatever you do in the "primary" area will have a spill over effect for the
neighborhood.
May 30, 2014 2:06 PM
120 SAFETY - for drivers and pedestrians, particularly the children walking to and
from school.
May 30, 2014 1:51 PM
121 See above. Distracted drivers. Disregard for traffic laws, parking regulations and
disregard for pedestrian laws by pedestrians
May 30, 2014 1:39 PM
122 Student safety, safety of the neighbors, drop in property values, the ability to
enjoy our homes and a general decrease in our standard of living. The proposed
construction of the parking lot on Jackson will make the situation worse as that
traffic will be added to the current one and it will continue after school hours.
May 30, 2014 1:35 PM
123 Student safety, safety of the neighbors, drop in property values, the ability to
enjoy our homes and a general decrease in our standard of living. The proposed
construction of the parking lot on Jackson will make the situation worse as that
traffic will be added to the current one and it will continue after school hours.
May 30, 2014 1:32 PM
124 Student safety, safety of the neighbors, drop in property values, the ability to
enjoy our homes and a general decrease in our standard of living. The proposed
construction of the parking lot on Jackson will make the situation worse as that
traffic will be added to the current one and it will continue after school hours.
May 30, 2014 1:24 PM
125 none May 30, 2014 1:17 PM
126 none May 30, 2014 1:08 PM
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127 Increased chances for an accident. May 30, 2014 12:58 PM
128 Student safety, safety of the neighbors, drop in property values, the ability to
enjoy our homes and a general decrease in our standard of living. The proposed
construction of the parking lot on Jackson will make the situation worse as that
traffic will be added to the current one and it will continue after school hours.
May 30, 2014 12:31 PM
129 At the corner of Lathrop and Central Avenue at the four-way stop we have seen
a lot of "near-misses" and quite a few accidents. Especially during the after-
school and evening "rush" . The viaduct seems to contribute. However, I
believe the recent addition of new lighting under the viaduct has helped.
May 30, 2014 12:28 PM
130 When school is in session lines of cars are on 800 Jackson Avenue and count
on the crossing guard to get them across the street!
May 30, 2014 12:25 PM
131 Ability to park and to walk and cross the street May 30, 2014 12:22 PM
132 No concerns May 30, 2014 12:17 PM
133 Lathrop heading north gets pretty clogged up during school arrival and dismissal,
but it is a known quantity to me so I make sure to reroute my driving around that
time.
May 30, 2014 12:14 PM
134 None May 30, 2014 12:11 PM
135 Speeding is a troubling problem, especially on streets used for commuting
through the village.
May 30, 2014 12:10 PM
136 On streets surrounding the primary area (especially the blocks of Oak just west
of the primary area), cars park on both sides of the street for long distances,
making it very hard for traffic to flow through. The impeded flow through the
primary area and added congestion from extra parked cars lead some drivers to
speed down the residential streets near the area.
May 30, 2014 11:56 AM
137 Same answer as question 2. May 30, 2014 11:40 AM
138 None May 30, 2014 11:34 AM
139 None May 30, 2014 11:14 AM
140 Cross streets in River Forest (4 way unmarked intersections) are notorious for
drivers not obeying the Illinois rules of the road. Car at intersection first should
have priority and other vehicles yield. If get there at same time, vehicle on the
right has priority. Instead it is often a game of chicken. I always yield since cars
drive very fast through intersections without looking for traffic at all. Perhaps
police should observe driving habits and hand out some warnings and eventually
tickets to people flying through intersections when other cars are there. Several
collisions have occurred at the worst intersections.
May 30, 2014 11:08 AM
141 Safety May 30, 2014 11:01 AM
142 The traffic patrol issue is even more acute in the morning at the intersections of
Park and Lake and Franklin and Lake.
May 30, 2014 11:00 AM
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143 None. May 30, 2014 10:47 AM
144 some concern, plus increased problem for neighbors May 30, 2014 10:38 AM
145 Lathrop can get backed up frequently. I think there should be an arrow at the
light at Lathrop going north/south. The stop sign at Lathrop and Oak is usually
backed up during pick up/drop off at RMS. Creating a drive way to the school
just north of this intersection will create additional congestion.
May 30, 2014 10:37 AM
146 I think exit from the school parking lot and also from the on street parking in front
of the library is dangerous because of the rush of traffic on Lathrop especially
with changing lights at Chicago.
May 30, 2014 10:14 AM
147 as above May 30, 2014 10:13 AM
148 Lack of proper planning for School Drop-Off and Pick-up as it effects all 4
perimeters
May 30, 2014 10:08 AM
149 No concerns. May 30, 2014 9:51 AM
150 They have nothing to do with a lack of parking or space. People need to learn
how to drive. If they did instead of blaming it on traffic congestion we could keep
this beautiful open space. GET CREATIVE and keep the space.
May 30, 2014 9:44 AM
151 Car drop offs at Roosevelt still do not appear safe. May 30, 2014 9:43 AM
152 Things are a little tight during rush hour, but not unreasonable. May 30, 2014 9:41 AM
153 There is no smooth flow of traffic on Lathrop during school hours. May 30, 2014 9:39 AM
154 No place to park if you are going to the library May 30, 2014 9:36 AM
155 Minimal May 30, 2014 9:21 AM
156 River Forest needs more designated bike lanes & safety for pedestrians and
cyclists should be paramount.
May 30, 2014 9:07 AM
157 Same. May 30, 2014 9:07 AM
158 At times, school traffic creates congestion that did not exist 50 years ago. May 30, 2014 9:02 AM
159 Oak between Lathrop and Ashland is very narrow and during drop off and pick
up time can be very congested as many people use that area to avoid the drop
off pick up areas on Jackson and Oak. Traffic from St. Lukes pick up
northbound on Ashland to Oak, at the same time people are gathering for
Roosevelt pick up (not sure what can be done about it though).
May 30, 2014 8:57 AM
160 I don't think that school parking should strangle access of the neighbors around
the school.
May 30, 2014 8:54 AM
161 Safety, efficient traffic traffic flow, being good community neighbors and
reasonable access to school, library, parks and fields.
May 30, 2014 8:54 AM
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162 Cars parked in driveways and parents insisting to stop to let kids off in middle of
the street. This is mainly during the school opening and closing times.
May 30, 2014 8:53 AM
163 i think it is tolerable May 30, 2014 8:50 AM
164 So hard to find parking May 30, 2014 8:48 AM
165 SEE 1 ABOVE May 30, 2014 8:40 AM
166 St. Lukes, on Ashland and Lincoln on Franklin route traffic fairly well, but greater
congestion in the area we are discussing increases spill-over in those areas and
makes monitoring harder still, especially with so many cars, especially during
times when those streets become one-way.
May 30, 2014 8:37 AM
167 I'm only concerned that the surrounding areas continue to be neighborhood
streets. Lathrop and Chicago are main streets, intended for through traffic. I
would like to continue directing traffic to these 2 streets and then focus on
making sure that these two main streets flow.
May 30, 2014 8:33 AM
168 I am concerned that many of the solutions explored in the Roosevelt plans
involve relying more heavily on street parking. The street parking situation on
Lathrop between Lake and Chicago is already at crisis point. Roosevelt and the
library are not the only parking drivers. St Lukes also weighs heavily on the
parking.
May 30, 2014 8:31 AM
169 Traffic on Jackson is bad enough already without adding a parking lot to that
street. It's a side street, and should be maintained as such, with a residential
feel. It's not wide enough to accommodate parking on both sides of the street
AND having people pulling into and out of a parking lot.
May 30, 2014 8:30 AM
170 Very busy area with lots of children walking & on bikes....safety issues. Parents
who park on the street during dismissal and block driveways waiting for their
children to walk down the block to their car. Children entering these cars (often
on the street side) are holding up traffic and in danger of being hit by passing
cars. These parked cars also become traffic hazards as they pull out into
oncoming traffic. The cars that are moving forward from cone area where
children are SHOULD to be picked up are in danger of being hit by these cars.
May 30, 2014 8:30 AM
171 Gets backed up on Lathrop and Chicago and then speeding occurs on alternate
streets.
May 30, 2014 8:28 AM
172 Please see #2 above. Again, those parents who choose to disobey traffic laws
and common sense when picking up or dropping off their children will eventually
find an opportunity to do so elsewhere if their usual spot is more controlled or
regulated. With the student congregating zone now being moved to the Lathrop
side of the building, stopped cars on both the east and west sides of Lathrop will
become a problem. On the east side stopped cars will disrupt the flow of traffic.
On the west side, students crossing the street to get to the student are in danger
from on coming traffic..
May 30, 2014 8:23 AM
173 We have a lot of traffic that goes down Ashland as a result of very heavy traffic
on Lathrop. I live on a double block and cars go sometimes up to 40 miles per
May 30, 2014 8:20 AM
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hour. So we have both St. Lukes (which many kids are driven to) and Roosevelt
cars in play. The school has done a good job with staggered start times (I
believe 30 minutes difference) but they get out roughly the same time. And then
there is lunch!
174 My biggest concern is that someone is going to get hurt - especially pedestrians
crossing Chicago at the intersection of Chicago and Jackson. There is a
crossing guard to help the kids during dropoff and pickup hours, but it can be a
free for all when sporting events and rush hour traffic are concurrent (and the
crossing guard is off duty).
May 30, 2014 8:17 AM
175 I don't have any. Their traffic might pick up slightly depending on what is
decided, but it is not a concern.
May 30, 2014 8:14 AM
176 lathrop between chicago and quick should have student loading zones,standing
only for school student drop off and pick up at appropriate hours, Lot between
library and school should be no entry at school drop off and pick up hours -
inevitably some cars enter lot and then have to back up to exit causing traffic
snarl
May 30, 2014 8:14 AM
177 safety May 30, 2014 8:13 AM
178 Parking on the streets is inevitable, due to the fact that the school employs 92
staff members and will only be supplying parking for only half of them. However,
the type of parking that residents must deal with is of concern. Turning ANY of
our streets into angled or stall parking will change the quality of the
neighborhood and also encourage back crashing as people pull in and out of
such spaces. I mention this because any type of proposed parking that will
involve people backing out into traffic will cause more congestion as other cars
must slow or stop, and potential danger for pedestrians.
May 30, 2014 8:07 AM
179 Limited parking if events are taking place at tennis club and soccer games going
on.
May 30, 2014 8:03 AM
180 No issues. May 30, 2014 7:58 AM
181 Not enough parking for residents using the library. May 30, 2014 7:58 AM
182 The reduction in crossing guards in much of the surrounding area is a concern.
A few years ago there were several more crossing guards along Lake St. and
Chicago Avenue. Now the kids have to navigate most of those busy
intersections alone (unless the schools themselves provide a crossing guard).
At rush hour, Lake and Chicago are death-defying for children to cross.
May 30, 2014 7:57 AM
183 Lots of children around and irritated drivers make it a little dangerous for the
children. Thank goodness for the crossing guards.
May 30, 2014 7:56 AM
184 No really a problem May 30, 2014 7:51 AM
185 see above I know the parent and teachers(and library) need a place to park
maybe limit the parking in those areas to teachers only and make parents park
further away or on Chicago or east of the school on Oak or south of the tennis
May 30, 2014 7:50 AM
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club
186 Similar congestion is noted 1) on Lake Street between Thatcher and Harlem
during the evening rush and 2) on Division Street between Lathrop and Harlem
during after-school hours. Couldn't the police override the Lathrop/Lake stoplight
and direct traffic for 30 to 45 minutes during the evening rush as needed? That
light seems to be the culprit when it comes to traffic issues.
May 30, 2014 7:47 AM
187 See above. May 30, 2014 7:46 AM
188 streets are not very wide and people park on both sides which makes driving
through very difficult and hazardous.
May 30, 2014 7:46 AM
189 Safety of the kids. May 30, 2014 7:46 AM
190 Parking on both sides of the street on surrounding streets will cause safety and
traffic issues, so allow parking only on one side of the street.
May 30, 2014 7:46 AM
191 No real concerns. The majority of traffic snarls are due to kids crossing the
streets and cars being stopped to allow for this to happen. Unfortunately, unless
we build a bridge for kids to cross. There isn't much we can do but be patient. It
only is a problem for 10 minutes in the morning and 15 minutes in the afternoon.
May 30, 2014 7:40 AM
192 None May 30, 2014 7:39 AM
193 Safety is the main concern, especially safety of the children. May 30, 2014 7:38 AM
194 overall the drivers are good a no road rage town, thankfully May 30, 2014 7:37 AM
195 Parking and traffic around the school when there is an all-school event such as a
Parent Night or Parent-Teacher Conferences is a nightmare. This is also true
when there is a major event at the RF Tennis Club.
May 30, 2014 7:33 AM
196 Oak Street, on the block or two west of Lathrop, gets a bit congested
immediately after school, with cars waiting on both sides of the street for kids.
May 30, 2014 7:31 AM
197 No library parking and I have limited walking distance May 30, 2014 7:30 AM
198 Regarding the parking lot vs plaza between the library and school, I'm concerned
that reducing available parking will increase congestion on the surrounding roads
and raise risk for accidents. I'm also concerned about the elderly who are
accustomed to parking close to the library and use the library as a neighborhood
resource. Pushing them off to park on the surrounding streets I feel will increase
their risk and also add to the congestion that is already a problem on the
surrounding streets. As for traffic flow, the congestion is terrible at the Oak and
Lathrop intersection, but this is for the safety of children walking to school
May 30, 2014 7:30 AM
199 No concerns May 30, 2014 7:28 AM
200 River Forest has too many unprotected four way intersections and car speeds
are excessive as a result.
May 30, 2014 7:26 AM
201 The same issues when trying to move through and head East. Also jogging in May 30, 2014 7:26 AM
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that area is very hazardous during morning and afternoon rush.
202 The street surrounding that area are ok. Oak Street is also congested around
Lathrop
May 30, 2014 7:24 AM
203 Accident May 30, 2014 7:24 AM
204 I worry about the safety of pedestrians, especially children. May 30, 2014 7:23 AM
205 Need a 4 way stop at Franklin and Linden. Too many cars parked in front of my
house daily
May 30, 2014 7:22 AM
206 Traffic and congestion for one hour a day 1/2 in the am and 1/2 in the pm are of
no concern students are being released just need a traffic flow for parent pick up
That keeps students safe
May 30, 2014 7:22 AM
207 None May 30, 2014 7:19 AM
208 no concerns May 30, 2014 7:17 AM
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1 Make it easy and safe for pedestrians and cyclists. Implement a Safe Routes to
School Program for D90, St. Luke's and all other public and private school (k-12)
and universities. Ask Concordia University to implement a bike sharing program
similar to the Dominican program. River Forest is a dense inner ring suburb.
We have no land or open space to spare. Encouraging villagers to walk or bike
more is the best option to relieve congestion. Consider implementing a bike plan
village-wide. Consider installing more bike racks at public locations and
commercial venues. Enforce the existing traffic laws, especially the no hand-
held mobile devices. Distracted driving is a big problem.
Jun 16, 2014 9:40 PM
2 If dropoff/pickup lanes could be created that would help with congestion but not
sure how to do that. Could drop-off lanes be created along Oak Ave. or on the
Lathrop side of the school that could then be used for parking later in the day
outside of dropoff/pickup times? In general, make better use of the space in
front of the school along Oak Ave. and on Oak Ave. itself, given that space is at
such a premium in the area. Needs to be done in a way that is safe. Current
configuration of Circle Drive when cars were allowed to go through and
pedestrians had no separate sidewalk is a terrible design. Unclear what purpose
Circle Drive is serving right now that is coned off and cars are not allowed to
drive through. Provide spot for dropping off library books and mail without
having to park. Encourage bike-riding as much as possible with plenty of bike
racks at many different locations in the primary area -- so people approaching
from different directions to the park, library or school have convenient options.
Encourage walking by providing good pedestrian routes around the school and
library.
Jun 16, 2014 2:44 PM
3 1) Keep the parking on D90 materially the same at the 59 existing spaces AND
2) add cut-outs for on-street parking to minimize loss of trees on East side of 700
block of Lathrop, West side of 600 block of Jackson, north and/or south side of
Quick between Lathrop and Jackson AND 3) work with RFTC to share off-
season access to RFTC parking if possible, perhaps for Library staff. These
actions would address traffic and congestion, limit adding additional burden on
citizen's homes, limit impact to citizens using Oak to go "cross-community" and
limit unsightliness of on-street parking.
Jun 16, 2014 11:41 AM
4 During the school year, there is congestion along Jackson and Oak streets, but
the congestion only lasts a few minutes at pick-up and drop-off. Keeping
Jackson one-way and Oak one-way is, to me, the best way to minimize the
problem. It works well for Park and Franklin also, next to Lincoln School. I
know that District 90 has considered locating a large (28 space) parking lot on
Jackson. To me, this would cause even greater traffic congestion on Jackson
because people who would normally park in the current Library / School lot
would start to park in the Jackson lot. This would force cars onto Jackson,
adding to the traffic load on that very narrow street. Parking should be located
as much as possible off Lathrop, a full two-way street, and close to main
entrances to the Library, the School, and the North Gym.
Jun 16, 2014 11:39 AM
5 Lathrop (east) - limit "cut-outs" north of the library so as to minimize disruption to
northbound traffic (would think the traffic study which preceded the most recent
curb cuts in that area would be useful) Jackson - no thoughts Oak (north) - if I
understand comments received by John Hoseal and other planners, the
congestion on Oak can be considered a "good thing" in that congestion itself
serves as a "traffic calming device" and as such, inherently reduces the risks to
Jun 16, 2014 8:52 AM
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pedestrians because cars are forced to reduce speed. While that may be the
case, I would consider "cut-outs" on the north side of Oak (6-8 possible at
maximum, perhaps fewer if the "Circle Drive" is allowed to remain on D90
property) as this would: 1 - allow the Roosevelt drop-off/pick-up procedures to
continue as currently implemented/planned for future when One Way west is in
use 2 - provide an additional lane of traffic to be created for when one way is not
in use, thereby reducing the risk to children who often wait in "parking openings"
to cross north/south across Oak and often face cars propelled into these
"parking openings" when trying to accommodate opposite-bound cars when 2
parking lanes are occupied and two way traffic is allowed (not elegantly phrased
but I hope you catch my drift) My understanding is that the RFPL is investigating
a cooperative arrangement with the RFTC to accommodate RFPL staff parking
needs; this would seem to be a possible alignment which would free up parking
on Jackson and return that "space" to the roadway such that a positive impact
may be realized on Jackson traffic/congestion
6 It appears that all solutions are controversial, but best approach would seem to
me to (1) relocate girls softball field to another location in village and then use
land to East of the Library for additional parking, and (2) connect existing lot
between Roosevelt and Library to new lot to East of Library (by a narrow
roadway between Roosevelt Gym an Library) with a one-way traffic pattern - i.e.,
enter on Lathrop and exit on Jackson. another option would be to completely
close Iowa between Lathrop and Jackson, and use that space for a new parking
lot.
Jun 16, 2014 6:44 AM
7 designated dropoff for parents and ample parking for teachers and staff Jun 16, 2014 2:22 AM
8 How about under ground parking? How about under ground tunnels at corners
so folks can cross the streets safer. How about remote parking? How about
people walking more to these areas, and not using vehicles to get to this area?
Have more ride sharing, so people use fewer vehicles to come to this area.
Provide more bike parking spaces, with security devices, so the bikes aren't
stolen. Have fewer events in this area. Don't allow certain events in this area,
such as not letting outdoor Park District events to be played on the fields after
certain times of the day, therefore having some events moved to other facilities
in other parts of the village, so this opens up the neighborhood and eases the
congestion that may normally exist. Have teachers park in the Jewell lot, or at
Concordia, and provide a shuttle for them to get to school. Buy a property on
west side of Lathrop and turn it into a parking lot for staff/faculty of the school.
Jun 15, 2014 11:59 PM
9 1) Hire a better crossing guard at Oak and Jackson 2) Have parking on only one
side of the street (a) on Jackson between Chicago and Oak, (b) on Oak between
Monroe and Jackson, and (c) on Oak between Lathrop and Ashland
Jun 15, 2014 9:25 PM
10 I would suggest that Oak Street be made into a one way street going west and
Quick St. make into a one way street going east. Neither of these streets are
passable by two vehicles at the same time when there cars are parked on both
sides. This happens with regularity with evening events (with both school
functions or use of the facilities by others) and with the Tennis Club.
Jun 15, 2014 8:35 PM
11 Allolw parking on both sides of the street south of the library, and on Jackson, in
the block east of the library.
Jun 15, 2014 8:08 AM
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12 1. Don't take away parking space from the library. 2. Create another parking
area 3. Create more parking spots
Jun 12, 2014 5:57 PM
13 1. Make Lathrop a one-way street going North 2. Reduce the speed limit and
have it strictly enforced.
Jun 12, 2014 1:57 PM
14 No comment. Jun 12, 2014 10:42 AM
15 - Traffic light at Oak and Lathrop? - Traffic Officer AND crossing guard at Oak
and Lathrop during school drop off and pick up. - Parking on only one side of
Oak year round between Roosevelt and the Tennis Club. - parking on only one
side of Oak year round west of Lathrop.
Jun 12, 2014 12:52 AM
16 I have to believe that there are people who specialize in traffic engineering and
would have solutions to the problem. I believe that making Oak Street a one
way street during the school year was a good idea, although I still see kids run
from cars. I will give this more thought and if I think of something I will add it to
another survey
Jun 11, 2014 5:51 PM
17 Provide a painted cross walk with the pedestrian crossing sign placed in the
middle of the road at Lathrop and Oak and leave it there 24/7, 365 (see cross
walk at Division and Bonnie Brea). This is a dangerous pedestrian crossing all of
the time.
Jun 11, 2014 3:01 PM
18 Keep the north lot open. Jun 11, 2014 12:25 PM
19 Cars should not be allowed to stop on Oak Ave. I understand "pick-up" spots
are limited, but the congestion on Oak creates frustrated drivers and impedes
visibility for pedestrians.
Jun 11, 2014 6:37 AM
20 See #4. AND I think some congestion is heathy...especially during school start
and end. It SLOWS people down.
Jun 10, 2014 8:08 PM
21 I leave that to the experts. Jun 10, 2014 12:17 PM
22 See above! Jun 10, 2014 11:31 AM
23 have more students walk or ride bikes to school. have some sort of incentive for
not using cars to drive kids to school.
Jun 10, 2014 10:59 AM
24 sadly no. Jun 10, 2014 9:47 AM
25 Change 600 Jackson to one-way southbound during school days limit two way
traffic (to match 700 Jackson). Alternatively, limit parking to west side of
Jackson during school hours and during school and RFTC events.
Jun 10, 2014 8:46 AM
26 Offer incentives for parents and children to walk to and from school. I find it
insane that some parents who live only three blocks away drive their children
over. Walking should be encouraged for assorted reasons.
Jun 10, 2014 8:22 AM
27 Send notifications about scheduled events in the area might help so that cars
deviate to reduce congestion.
Jun 9, 2014 10:13 PM
28 Not allowing parking on Oak would make a huge difference during school hours. Jun 8, 2014 5:31 PM
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There's one way traffic going west but not allowing parking would make a big
difference. The street is not wide enough.
29 Use more options for creating on-street parking to help with the over flow. Oak
Street, Quick street provide potential for on-street parking that can be used by
the school, residents, tennis club, and others visiting the area for library use,
gym use and school building use. It would take some of the on-street residential
parking to areas where no homes are in direct view or contact with cars. Police
patrol during the school year to help traffic flow. Have the school utilize the
Jackson ave gym doors more for entrance to the building. Use the tennis club
parking during their off season. create drop off zones at the school by cutting
into the curbs. Encourage more teachers to park on Quick and Oak if the
parking lots at the school are changed. Create a more traffic friendly flow of
parking on Lathrop with one entrance and one exit. Use the north lot for parking
even if it is decreased, try to reconfigure it as a one way in and out possibly
using angled parking there and a median to drive around widen the drive way
onto Lathrop for sure.
Jun 8, 2014 8:09 AM
30 More parking off the street. LOL. I think there are maybe a couple of ways to
help the issue. Make the streets permit parking during the school year. Charge
a monthly fee to non residents. Remember that residents are the ones that are
impacted here not the non residents. So charge a high monthly fee if we have to
reduce the number of spaces. Another way is to create remote offsite parking
for non residents that will be in that area for a long time period say a 8 hour work
day. Push the remote parking to parts of the village where we have space. Run
a bus maybe during a certain time to move people from the remote site to the
area. Make the general area no parking entirely and push the parking further
into the neighborhoods. If the number of cars gets spread out over a larger area
it will be easier to navigate through. So ban parking 5 or so blocks around that
area
Jun 8, 2014 7:52 AM
31 I do not know what safety concerns prompted the school to close the circle drive
on Oak, but in my opinion the congestion worsened significantly after that. Also,
perhaps the crossing guard could be trained to help the traffic flow at Lathrop
and Oak.
Jun 8, 2014 6:50 AM
32 Keep as much traffic as possible on main streets, e.g. Lathrop and Lake. Jun 7, 2014 6:32 PM
33 Make traffic on the 600 Block of Jackson one-way south during school hours.
Make traffic on Oak (between Monroe and Jackson) one way west during
schools hours. This should make intersection of Jackson and Oak less busy.
Oak between Jackson and Lathrop: make one way West 24/7 and create slant
parking on S. side. Mandate that D90 change school hours. Roosevelt and
Lincoln start too close together. They should start 20-30 min. apart so
congestion in area isn't all at the same time. 3 schools: St Luke, Lincoln, and
Roosevelt all start in the same 20 minute window. Congestion wasn't as bad 3
years ago when Roosevelt started at 8:30 and Lincoln/Willard at 9am.
Jun 6, 2014 10:00 AM
34 we need more off-street parking, not less. The streets like Jackson are too
narrow to allow parking on both sides of the street. Less available lanes to move
traffic=more congestion
Jun 6, 2014 7:08 AM
35 I might be possible to make Lathrop a one way street at the start and end of the Jun 5, 2014 11:09 PM
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school day- this May avoid the complication of a 2 way street where parking is
also allowed.
36 Keep the current configuration of the school and the 59 parking spots. Dont
reduce it. If you want to reduce it move the parking off the school. Use Quick
Street to create 20 to 30 spots (there are no houses on Quick). Negotiate with
the Tennis club to use their parking lot when it is not in use. I would like to have
no parking on Jackson Street, but that will be very selfish of me to ask that.
However, you would make the movement of the cars much better. Have students
be dropped off north of Chicago Street, both on the Jackson and the Lathrop
side.
Jun 5, 2014 10:51 AM
37 Kids, especially the older ones, could be picked up somewhere other than right
in front of the school. This might decompress the congestion on Oak, which is
where the real problem is at dismissal time.
Jun 5, 2014 7:45 AM
38 I have had many suggestions and have participated on the "Extended Roosevelt
Exterior Committee" and have made public comment. Unfortunately, District 90
appeared to be locked into a particular narrow paradigm and was not particularly
responsive. In a succinct response--RMS should design the Jackson and Oak
sides for student use (drop-off/pick-up/entrance/gathering/outdoor space/bike
racks/play space) and design the Lathrop side for visitors to the area (parking for
RMS staff/visitors/parents parking for RFPL Library patrons parking for RF Park
Dist visitors). In addition, clear directives about driving in the area should be
created for dissemination to the community at large (use the websites mailings
etc, keep the directions the same for school/library/park/club etc)
Jun 5, 2014 7:11 AM
39 no ...sorry :) Jun 4, 2014 5:23 PM
40 no Jun 4, 2014 10:02 AM
41 I dont know of any solution. Jun 4, 2014 6:32 AM
42 No Jun 3, 2014 8:38 PM
43 Encourage families to have their children walk to school, and ask teachers and
administrators to consider parking a block or two from school, perhaps offering
incentives.
Jun 3, 2014 5:44 PM
44 I wish I did!! Jun 3, 2014 3:42 PM
45 Single side of street parking, permanent one way designation, law enforcement
represeted during school drop-off and pick-up.
Jun 3, 2014 12:28 PM
46 Maybe don't let people park on both sides of Jackson, south of Oak. Traffic is
moving both ways on this block and it causes unnecessary congestion at the
intersection. Or, make the block one way going south during school hours (8 -
4pm).
Jun 3, 2014 12:01 PM
47 This is a somewhat radical idea- the school should proactively encourage
students to walk or bike to school- the many plusses are less congestion,
cleaner environment and fitter students.
Jun 3, 2014 9:05 AM
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48 See above note on training of crossing guards. More people should walk or ride
bikes. That isn't going to happen.
Jun 3, 2014 4:44 AM
49 I would suggest concentrating efforts for encouraging more bike usage. Safe
routes to school for walking and biking would be a great idea and also a
campaign to encourage car pooling between families to reduce traffic. Perhaps
even offering a car pool sign up system through the schools.
Jun 2, 2014 7:50 PM
50 Eliminate parking on Oak, or at least on one side of the street. Put in angle
parking on the south side of the street between Lathrop and Jackson. Widen the
street. Probably the only feasible alternative is the angled parking.
Jun 2, 2014 7:18 PM
51 I am not familiar with the drop-off and pick up regimen at Roosevelt. I would think
a curbside drop off on the less congested streets, Oak or Jackson, would be
helpful. Having the students enter on Oak and coming from Jackson seems
preferable to entering from Lathrop. Community wide and school efforts to
reduce the number of children getting driven to school would be ideal--from
traffic congestion to health to the environment, walking you be good for all.
Maybe designate lesser used streets as bike and drive streets--NO CARS
WHEN KIDS ARE WALKING/BIKING (except people that live on the street), and
and add more crossing guards for the spots when the safe streets intersect with
the busy ones.
Jun 2, 2014 12:18 PM
52 no. seems incredibly complicated. Jun 2, 2014 11:28 AM
53 Make Jackson One way Southbound only Enforce No parking in student loading
zone
Jun 2, 2014 11:06 AM
54 Since I have not noticed any problems I do no not have any suggestions at this
time.
Jun 2, 2014 11:04 AM
55 Restrict parking on Oak Ave. to one side of the street only. Jun 2, 2014 10:27 AM
56 Crossing guards help a great deal in the morning. Jun 2, 2014 9:34 AM
57 Turn arrow on Chicago and Lathrop would help. Jun 2, 2014 9:14 AM
58 When proceeding north on Lathrop there is a "No Turn on Red" sign at Chicago
Ave. This could be eliminated, as the area isn't heavily traveled.
Jun 2, 2014 8:26 AM
59 I remember when the street at the south end of the school was made one way
during school time. It made it so much safer for cars going into the circle to drop
off children. I wonder if lathrop from quick could be one way going north at the
starts and end of school day.
Jun 1, 2014 10:08 PM
60 Yes! During certain times of the day and year there is traffic congestion. The
Tennis club could park on any other street than Oak Street, I would suggest that
they park on Jackson, south of Oak and on Quick across from the church. as for
the school, there are two main entrances, why not have two drop offs and
stagger the entrance and pick up times? It is fairly obvious that no matter what
you do, there is always going to be congestion because of the way people are
entering the buildings, no redesign will change that. I have lived here since 1979
and they have done a poor job of addressing the congestion. Think about how
Jun 1, 2014 7:29 PM
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Disney World manages the crowds....manage the crowds and stop trying to
design your way out of this, it will NEVER work.
61 No one should ever need to park their car in order to return library materials. Not
only a curbside drop-off near the library but also another offsite drop off (at
Village Hall or elsewhere) should be created. No student should need to cross a
lane of traffic when being dropped off. So 2 drop off points should be created for
the school. Parking for the school should be moved to Chicago Ave in part. The
RFTC could use its own property to expand its parking or crate its own drop-off
system. There should be little need for RF residents who visit the RFTC for
fitness to drive to that location.
Jun 1, 2014 7:18 PM
62 Yes, make more clear Roosevelt drop-off areas on Jackson and Oak,
eliminate/reduce the parking lots on Lathrop. Street or diagonal parking is fine,
but the lots invite left turns into the lots from southbound traffic.
Jun 1, 2014 7:08 PM
63 No Jun 1, 2014 7:00 PM
64 The previous crossing guard in front of the lot was ridiculous and did not address
the safety issues.
Jun 1, 2014 4:36 PM
65 Have Roosevelt institute drop-off, pickup on both Jackson and Lathrop. Close
Oak between Jackson and Lathrop and put a parking lot in the resulting area that
would service teachers during the school year and tennis club during the
summer. Get most of the parked cars off of our streets. A new business would
be required to have a parking lot. It's amazing that Roosevelt has over 90
employees and most are forced to park on the street.
Jun 1, 2014 3:19 PM
66 Encorage people not to drive their children to school Jun 1, 2014 3:01 PM
67 Keep the current configuration of the school and the 59 parking spots. Dont
reduce it. If you want to reduce it move the parking off the school. Use Quick
Street to create 20 to 30 spots (there are no houses on Quick). Negotiate with
the Tennis club to use their parking lot when it is not in use. I would like to have
no parking on Jackson Street, but that will be very selfish of me to ask that.
However, you would make the movement of the cars much better. Have students
be dropped off north of Chicago Street, both on the Jackson and the Lathrop
side.
Jun 1, 2014 1:55 PM
68 There should be a parking ban 24/7 on the north side of Oak between the Tennis
Club and the school.
Jun 1, 2014 12:23 PM
69 Suggest either making Quick one-way (probably westbound to facilitate school
drop off/pick up) or making the north side of the street no-parking at all times.
Jun 1, 2014 10:04 AM
70 No Jun 1, 2014 9:42 AM
71 Crossing guards should wait to stop traffic until pedestrians accumulate at a
corner, stopping traffic multiple times for people walking 40 feet apart is silly.
Use Quick Ave as a drop off for school children, walking a block is not a
hardship, even in cold weather; same holds for the blocks east and west of the
school.
Jun 1, 2014 9:24 AM
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72 1. Lathrop Avenue to be one-way south from 8:00am - 4:00pm. Jun 1, 2014 8:22 AM
73 Specific drop areas might speed it along, but not sure how that would be
achieved. It would have to make sense and be easy enough. Right now,
students do come out, cross with guard, but then find their way to parent cars
parked along this primary area. As students enter cars, parents then start
breaking into traffic. On Oak it gets dicey because cars park on both sides
leaving really only one lane for driving which forces a one at a time flow of traffic
and sometimes gridlock when someone is not paying attention. Again, a specific
spot for pick ups and drop offs or parking/waiting on only one side might alleviate
some of this chaos.
Jun 1, 2014 7:50 AM
74 Remove 1 of the parking lanes on 700 Jackson (east side ) at all times. Remove
lane of parking on north side of Oak to allow clearance for 2-way traffic flow and
1-way schoolday drop off. Add bookend public parking spaces on Oak & Quick
that provide convenient parking for public and staff using central RF institutions
during peak times.
Jun 1, 2014 7:41 AM
75 See above comments. Jun 1, 2014 6:48 AM
76 See above comment Jun 1, 2014 6:22 AM
77 allow parking only on one side of oak street Jun 1, 2014 5:30 AM
78 let the cars abide by the 4way stop at lathrop and oak unless there are
pedestrians present to cross with the crossing guard. close the library/roosevelt
parking lot (make it a pedestrian/student plaza) and put more parallel parking
spots along lathrop, chicago, and jackson. make the roosevelt playground along
jackson a parking lot, with restricted in/out access.
Jun 1, 2014 4:54 AM
79 Do not allow Roosevelt School to reduce the existing number of parking places
for staff. Do not reduce parking for RF library patrons.
Jun 1, 2014 2:32 AM
80 See above. May 31, 2014 10:04 PM
81 No May 31, 2014 10:02 PM
82 Consider a traffic light on Lathrop and Oak May 31, 2014 8:04 PM
83 I don't see why middle-school children need to be driven door to door when they
live just a few blocks away. Children of that age should know how to cross a
street and could use a little exercise after school. Parents picking their children
up at the library side lot make it unsafe and impossible to be anywhere near
there at 3 PM (double parking, children dashing around the lot) Perhaps another
pick-up spot should be designated after school.
May 31, 2014 2:32 PM
84 1. Re design the traffic flow for Roosevelt School, with access to the school from
the east on Oak Street and use the driveway on Oak as primary drop off. 2.
Ticket parents who stop in the middle of the street to drop off children. 3. Re
educate the crossing guards as to flow.
May 31, 2014 2:07 PM
85 Due to student foot traffic, I believe Oak street should be one way EAST bound
on the block by Roosevelt school at all times. THis would free up the traffic on
May 31, 2014 2:06 PM
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Lathrop a bit and encourage drop offs on Oak Street. I think Roosevelt school
should use the Oak Street entrance and exit for students in the morning.
86 No. May 31, 2014 1:49 PM
87 Create a drop off line for Roosevelt school on Jackson, right side only. The kids
could be dropped 1/2 way down the block to prevent a back up on Chicago. The
kids can make it a 1/2 block around the corner to the Roosevelt main entrance
by themselves. No right turn onto Ontario. Ontario a two way street. Crossing
guards at Jackson/Ontario and Ontario/Lathrop. No right turn from Ashland to
Ontario-keep the ST Luke traffic from flowing into Roosevelt.
May 31, 2014 12:57 PM
88 I feel more children should be biking or walking to school as they used to. I find
it hard to believe that children are at risk in our community to such a degree that
they have to be taken and picked up all the time.
May 31, 2014 12:54 PM
89 encourage more kids to walk or bike to and from school May 31, 2014 12:22 PM
90 Since I think these are minor inconveniences -- at least for me -- I don't. May 31, 2014 10:56 AM
91 Jackson (at school) needs less traffic, not more traffic w/a parking lot. May 31, 2014 10:34 AM
92 No May 31, 2014 10:23 AM
93 More parking places somewhere. May 31, 2014 10:21 AM
94 There may need to be some restrictions on parking on one side of the street on
the 700 block of Jackson to prevent people from parking on both sides and
reducing the street to one lane during high volume (soccer and baseball games)
times.
May 31, 2014 10:04 AM
95 Consider one-side of street parking only on Oak. Or, extend times when street is
one way.
May 31, 2014 9:58 AM
96 The computerized traffic signal seems to be working well at Chicago and
Lathrop. Installing traffic signals at Lathrop/Oak and Chicago/Jackson that
would only operate when there is heavy pedestrian traffic (before and after
school) may be the best solution.
May 31, 2014 9:54 AM
97 Eliminate parking (or standing) on one side of Oak west of Lathrop during drop-
off and pick-up times. That way 2-way traffic can still flow.
May 31, 2014 8:53 AM
98 Unfortunately no. May 31, 2014 7:34 AM
99 See above. Put stops/lights in parts of intersection where needed. Property
owners must adjust bushes/fences in risky areas as needed. Government must
drive along every street and check every intersection, driving from each
direction.
May 31, 2014 6:44 AM
100 No May 31, 2014 6:09 AM
101 I am wondering if different activities can happen mostly in separate places:
walking & biking, cars & other vehicles.
May 31, 2014 5:46 AM
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102 No May 30, 2014 9:07 PM
103 Have the children start walking to school or ride there bikes. there old enough to
get to school on there own. 5th - 8th graders
May 30, 2014 8:45 PM
104 See #2. May 30, 2014 8:29 PM
105 No changes are necessary May 30, 2014 7:55 PM
106 Keep the current configuration of the school and the 59 parking spots. Dont
reduce it. If you want to reduce it move the parking off the school. Use Quick
Street to create 20 to 30 spots (there are no houses on Quick). Negotiate with
the Tennis club to use their parking lot when it is not in use. I would like to have
no parking on Jackson Street, but that will be very selfish of me to ask that.
However, you would make the movement of the cars much better. Have students
be dropped off north of Chicago Street, both on the Jackson and the Lathrop
side.
May 30, 2014 7:48 PM
107 I'd love to see less people driving to pick up their children and more children
walking home from Middle School.
May 30, 2014 7:38 PM
108 Add no parking signs around the corners of Oak and Ashland. May 30, 2014 7:13 PM
109 None May 30, 2014 7:00 PM
110 More stop signs along Oak Street May 30, 2014 6:19 PM
111 See above May 30, 2014 5:44 PM
112 no May 30, 2014 5:10 PM
113 I don't know if the Church parking lot is being used to its full advantage. Don't
know if that is an option, but anything that could draw parked cars away from
these central areas would be helpful.
May 30, 2014 5:04 PM
114 Several. Let the school use the tennis club during none peak or seasonal times.
Perhaps build an under ground parking structure where the soccer fields are
then landscape the top of the structure to be used again for soccer. The
structure can be used for the library, school and tennis club (for event overflow,
or valet parking), then make the street between the school and club one way
going west.
May 30, 2014 4:47 PM
115 SEE ABOVE May 30, 2014 4:43 PM
116 children pick up on jackson only May 30, 2014 4:17 PM
117 Make oak street and Jackson parking on only one side during school hours. May 30, 2014 3:11 PM
118 Due to the library and school there is a big problem parking, due to lack of
parking for both institutions it complicates the congestion on the streets, people
are double parking or may be unable to move their car out of the way.
May 30, 2014 2:28 PM
119 the crossing guard at Lathrop and Oak tends to let a constant flow of kids cross
the street, even if it's 1 or 2 at a time. if he let 5 or 10 or 15 kids build up and
May 30, 2014 2:20 PM
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then crossed them all at once, traffic may not back up as much.
120 Install angled parking along Lathrop on the school library side. Have some traffic
direction on Oak street. A big part of the problem is parents who drop off their
kids at Roosevelt and do not pull far enough up so that a logjam is created.
May 30, 2014 2:06 PM
121 Promote more walking and biking to school. Uphold traffic laws and pedestrian
laws. Police presence and ticketing would do much to improve behavior.
May 30, 2014 1:39 PM
122 Keep the current configuration of the school and the 59 parking spots. Dont
reduce it. If you want to reduce it move the parking off the school. Use Quick
Street to create 20 to 30 spots (there are no houses on Quick). Negotiate with
the Tennis club to use their parking lot when it is not in use. I would like to have
no parking on Jackson Street, but that will be very selfish of me to ask that.
However, you would make the movement of the cars much better. Have students
be dropped off north of Chicago Street, both on the Jackson and the Lathrop
side.
May 30, 2014 1:35 PM
123 Keep the current configuration of the school and the 59 parking spots. Dont
reduce it. If you want to reduce it move the parking off the school. Use Quick
Street to create 20 to 30 spots (there are no houses on Quick). Negotiate with
the Tennis club to use their parking lot when it is not in use. I would like to have
no parking on Jackson Street, but that will be very selfish of me to ask that.
However, you would make the movement of the cars much better. Have students
be dropped off north of Chicago Street, both on the Jackson and the Lathrop
side.
May 30, 2014 1:32 PM
124 Keep the current configuration of the school and the 59 parking spots. Dont
reduce it. If you want to reduce it move the parking off the school. Use Quick
Street to create 20 to 30 spots (there are no houses on Quick). Negotiate with
the Tennis club to use their parking lot when it is not in use. I would like to have
no parking on Jackson Street, but that will be very selfish of me to ask that.
However, you would make the movement of the cars much better. Have students
be dropped off north of Chicago Street, both on the Jackson and the Lathrop
side.
May 30, 2014 1:24 PM
125 no May 30, 2014 1:17 PM
126 see above May 30, 2014 1:08 PM
127 Perhaps a permanent south-bound one-way traffic on Jackson between Chicago
and Lake. Also please instruct the Roosevelt school crossing guard at Lathrop
and Oak to simply do his job of helping the kids cross safely and stop directing
traffic. The 4-way stop signs do a much better job of moving traffic.
May 30, 2014 12:58 PM
128 Keep the current configuration of the school and the 59 parking spots. Dont
reduce it. If you want to reduce congession add more mare parking to Quick
Street. Use Quick Street to create 20 to 30 spots (there are no houses on
Quick). Negotiate with the Tennis club to use their parking lot when it is not in
use. I would like to have no parking on Jackson Street, but that will be very
selfish of me to ask that. However, you would make the movement of the cars
much better. Have students be dropped off north of Chicago street, both on the
Jackson and the Lathrop side.
May 30, 2014 12:31 PM
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129 No. I'm sorry I can't be of more help. May 30, 2014 12:28 PM
130 Hoping that greater minds than mine have a solution! May 30, 2014 12:26 PM
131 When school is in session, it would help on the 700 Jackson Avenue block going
south to have the teachers park on the west side of the street on the 600 block of
Jackson where the RF Tennis Club is.(west side). This way the residence on the
700 block of Jackson could park in front of their own house and when the kids
are on the playground you would have a better view.
May 30, 2014 12:25 PM
132 There needs to be more parking available May 30, 2014 12:22 PM
133 no May 30, 2014 12:17 PM
134 Promote more biking during accommodating weather. If less cars were dropping
off children then this might reduce car traffic. Promote walking to school in all
weather (though River Forest can help by enforcing rules for houses along
school route clear their sidewalks of snow because this is the biggest
impediment for children walking to school in the winter.
May 30, 2014 12:14 PM
135 Change the bell schedules of the public schools (and coordinate with St. Luke's)
to have a greater differential between school start/ending times. Right now it
seems everyone lets out at once, and with the schools relatively near to each
other, it increases the congestion. Even a 10 minute difference in final bell times
could reduce some of the congestion.
May 30, 2014 12:11 PM
136 Keep good crossing guards. May 30, 2014 12:10 PM
137 Allow parking on only one side of Oak to reduce congestion and allow traffic to
continue to flow. With cars parked on both sides, two vehicles cannot safely
pass.
May 30, 2014 11:56 AM
138 Nothing brilliant! May 30, 2014 11:40 AM
139 No May 30, 2014 11:34 AM
140 Have different drop off spots for kids in various grades to disperse the traffic over
a wider area.
May 30, 2014 11:14 AM
141 Do not get rid of the off street parking and shift more of the parked traffic to the
street! Students should learn to handle a parking lot. They do it all the time at
the mall and anyplace else they will go in their life as they mature into adults.
Need to learn responsibility and very soon they will be at high schools where
there is more, not less traffic.
May 30, 2014 11:08 AM
142 Possibly starting time for Roosevelt to be earlier. May 30, 2014 11:01 AM
143 Improved crossing guard training. May 30, 2014 11:00 AM
144 I don't think this is a problem spending any more time on. May 30, 2014 10:47 AM
145 yes : forget about new plan May 30, 2014 10:38 AM
146 Make the parking area in front of the library angled so more cars fit. May 30, 2014 10:37 AM
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147 Widen Jackson. Arrow at Lathrop and Chicago light. May 30, 2014 10:37 AM
148 I would prefer that additional parking be created from a portion of the park
adjacent to the library to the north or to the east. This would reduce traffic in the
parking lot shared with the school, which is not safe. It could also be designed so
entrance and exit were on Jackson, very much less trafficky than Lathrop.
May 30, 2014 10:14 AM
149 Jackson street needs to widened and it would be helpful if there was an entire
designated line on the side with one specific area on the street where drop off/
pick up can occur where cars wait in line until they arrive at that spot.
May 30, 2014 10:13 AM
150 Make Rules. Possible Owe Way Streets on a permanent basis not during school
hours.. I was nearly hit by a woman driver (not an old one though) yesterday as
she sped East during school hours on Quick Av...she was not apparently aware
she was going the wrong way during school hours.
May 30, 2014 10:08 AM
151 No concerns May 30, 2014 9:51 AM
152 I believe it is a matter of awareness and deciding that what is important is
keeping the little open space we have in the Village. I have driven that area
many many times at all hours of the day and can be assured it can work. Once
we pave it it is too late.
May 30, 2014 9:44 AM
153 Get rid of the red light cameras. People keep slamming on the brakes to avoid
getting a ticket, which has nearly caused more than one accident, in my
experience.
May 30, 2014 9:41 AM
154 Construct parking lots with a separate entrance and exit or two points of egress. May 30, 2014 9:39 AM
155 More thoughtful work by traffic guards would help - right now if a child is in sight
or just approaching traffic is stopped until that child crosses - children can be
gathered and crossed as a group from time to time
May 30, 2014 9:36 AM
156 Can any part of the park be used for parking? Could Quick Avenue be used
more efficiently?
May 30, 2014 9:33 AM
157 Make the traffic lights shorter. May 30, 2014 9:21 AM
158 more designated bike lanes May 30, 2014 9:07 AM
159 I'd like to see more parking alternatives on the grass when there are significant
over flow conditions.
May 30, 2014 9:02 AM
160 The crossing guard at Lathrop and Oak has to be able to both stop traffic and
direct traffic. This has improved during this school year. Ticket people who are
not following posted signs, rules.
May 30, 2014 8:57 AM
161 Make the east side of the 700 block of Jackson resident parking only. Move the
teachers' offstreet parking away from the school to Quick and Chicago and have
the school cut a deal with the RFTC and 1st Pres to rent parking at time when it
is available. Off street parking is a precious resource in the PRI district that is
going to waste.
May 30, 2014 8:54 AM
162 using space away from the immediate block ( first pres, rftc,jewel, angle parking May 30, 2014 8:54 AM
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on non immediate block of jackson). Encouraging ( rewarding ? ) familes to
have their children walk or bike. staggered arrival times or staggered departure
times? underground parking ?
163 There is congestion on the streets during open and close of school. Crossing
guards trained in traffic movement would help alleviate a significant part of the
congestion. Give them the authority to report violators. Safety for our children
and all pedestrians is #1, but is it necessary to stop traffic every 4 seconds as
each group of kids get to the intersection? What's wrong with the guard waiting
for a group to assemble, then crossing them safely and then letting several cars
go and have the next group of kids wait?
May 30, 2014 8:53 AM
164 yes. I know this will affect others (not me), but I would split offsome of the traffic
flow from Lathrop to Jackson ( sorry, Jackson residents) and/or Chicago. I can't
think of a solution to reduce parent-driving pickup of kids at school (causes much
of the congestion), but sure wish they'd "go green" and have their kids walk, car
pool, walk to pick them up and walk them home.
May 30, 2014 8:50 AM
165 Make Oak St. one way all day and night Make Jackson one way south between
Chicago and Oak all day and night Eliminate the parkway on Jackson( by the
Tennis Club) to make diagonal spaces for that one block
May 30, 2014 8:48 AM
166 I think the only reasonable alternative is to figure out how to re-direct at least
some of the traffic flow onto Jackson.
May 30, 2014 8:48 AM
167 Wish there was a more efficient way to provide parking in area around Roosevelt
School and the library but don't have a solution.
May 30, 2014 8:41 AM
168 I THINK THAT GIVEN THE NUMBER OF STUDENTS CROSSING TO THE
SCHOOL GROUNDS THAT THERE SHOULD BE PERMANENT 1-WAY
STREETS THAT DIVERT TRAFFIC AWAY FROM SCHOOL GROUNDS.
May 30, 2014 8:40 AM
169 Sometimes I find myself wishing that we turned the entire area into a campus,
where only teacher and library staff could park. Other times I realize that isn't
practical. The parking lot between the library and Roosevelt serves a useful
function and is worth keeping,especially for young families and seniors. In all the
years we dropped car pools of kids off for Roosevelt events or on rainy days, we
did fine by staying away from the clogged area and just dropping the group off
around Jackson and Oak or at Oak and Ashland. I realize a lot of thinking has
already gone into this issue: with the parking in front of the library; the hours of
one-way traffic; and crossing guards.
May 30, 2014 8:37 AM
170 The crossing guards on Lathrop and Chicago could be helping traffic flow, not
just stopping it for long periods of time to allow kids to cross.
May 30, 2014 8:33 AM
171 Prevent parents from double parking on Oak to wait for their children at pick up.
Oak is very narrow and this greatly increases danger and congestion.
May 30, 2014 8:31 AM
172 Left turns from going southbound on Lathrop into the Library/school parking lot
should be prohibited. And, left turns out of the same parking lot onto southbound
Lathrop should be prohibited.
May 30, 2014 8:30 AM
173 Creat a "no waiting" area on park avenue where cars are not allowed to park. May 30, 2014 8:30 AM
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Cars should line up around the block and wait in line to pick up their children who
are being supervised by school staff. Talk to the principal at Gower West School
in Willowbrook. They've been very effective with their solution to parent pick-up.
174 Speed bumps need to be installed. May 30, 2014 8:28 AM
175 I'd love to see students within a certain radius be asked to walk or ride their
bikes to and from school. That would greatly reduce congestion and it would
give parents an "excuse" to make their children walk. Of course, students who
for any reason can't walk that distance shouldn't be forced to do so. Creation of
bike lanes and safe walking zones on certain streets leading to RMS (Oak,
Jackson, Ashland, Augusta) would help ensure safety. Parent volunteers could
help ensure safe passage or walk/bike with groups. Creation of bike lanes to the
PRI district would also help all able users of the block arrive safely. I would also
suggest looking at reconfiguring RMS's 'circle drive'. As for D90's current
parking plan, I like the idea of the Lathrop drive through lot with dedicated short
term parking for both D90 and RFPL. I understand the neighbor's distain for the
proposed Jackson St. lot, perhaps that could be moved in part to the circle drive.
Closing Oak between Jackson and Lathrop to create additional parking would
also be worthy of some discussion.
May 30, 2014 8:23 AM
176 take more bikes? Not sure I have a good answer for you May 30, 2014 8:20 AM
177 Maybe limit parking along Chicago during sporting events which are concurrent
with rush hour traffic.
May 30, 2014 8:17 AM
178 No May 30, 2014 8:14 AM
179 see 4 May 30, 2014 8:14 AM
180 It's difficult , but I would not want to sacrifice green space, ie Centennial Park, for
better traffic flow.
May 30, 2014 8:13 AM
181 Strict speed enforcement on Chicago Avenue would help the situation. May 30, 2014 8:10 AM
182 Do not allow the school to change the North Parking Lot at Roosevelt into a
playground/gathering area, where half the students will enter the school in the
morning. Lathrop and Chicago Ave are the two busiest streets in this area;
Lathrop is the street adjacent to this newly proposed student entrance. Even
though the new plan, like the current plan, calls for students to be dropped off on
the Jackson side, there will be even more parents who will drop off their children
on Lathrop (as some do now!) because the kids are late or because the parents
are running late and don't feel like going through the "queue" of cars on the
Jackson side. I HAVE SEEN THIS NUMEROUS TIMES! Don't encourage
Lathrop drop-offs by allowing the school to build a gathering area in the North
Lathrop Lot.
May 30, 2014 8:07 AM
183 Limit parking to residents only? Or after hours parking for residents only. May 30, 2014 8:03 AM
184 No issues. May 30, 2014 7:58 AM
185 No. May 30, 2014 7:58 AM
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186 Bring back more crossing guards at key intersections when school is in session. May 30, 2014 7:57 AM
187 It might be wise to have it one-way both before and after school on Lathrop
Avenue.
May 30, 2014 7:56 AM
188 road light on Chicago/Lathrop is fine. Adding another light at Oak/Lathrop would
be a disaster
May 30, 2014 7:52 AM
189 Not at this time May 30, 2014 7:51 AM
190 nope May 30, 2014 7:50 AM
191 See suggestion in Q4 May 30, 2014 7:47 AM
192 Yes- have a drop off lane with cones in front of roosevlet that cars have to drive
through instead of having cars pull in and out randomly.
May 30, 2014 7:46 AM
193 Email blasts for big events at the school so we know to avoid the area during
those times.
May 30, 2014 7:46 AM
194 I feel the school's original proposals seemed reasonable for providing for
additional parking, traffic routing and book drop lane at the library.
May 30, 2014 7:46 AM
195 Create a drop off for Roosevelt students on three sides of the building as follows:
!. On the Lathrop side by building a drop off in the proposed new one -way
parking lot for all students who live south of Roosevelt approaching Roosevelt
from the South going north on Lathrop. 2,Create a drop off for Roosevelt for
residents who live north on Jackson 3,Create a drop-off point for Roosevelt
for residents who live east on Oak street. Have teachers park in a new lot on
Jackson instead of on the street. Do not let cars park on Jackson during drop off
and pick up times. Cleared streets on Jackson will lead to better traffic flow at
pick up and drop off. Move parking away from where kids congregate. Allow for
angled parking on Jackson on west side of street next to Tennis Club and on
Quick Ave
May 30, 2014 7:40 AM
196 Limit parking on Oak to one-side of the street - but that just adds to the parking
problem. MAybe just no parking on one side of street on Saturdays when the
tennis club parking is most problematic. Make Oak permanently one way -- but
there's no accessible alternative eastbound street then... Sorry - wish I had
better suggestions.
May 30, 2014 7:39 AM
197 If Lathrop could be kept free and the students dismissed from the Jackson Street
side that might help a bit since Lathrop is one of the main streets in River Forest.
No parking on Jackson and Lathrop during the hours of school arrival and
dismissal would also help. The exception I would suggest is the inlet to the
Library.
May 30, 2014 7:38 AM
198 Have schools open at 8 pm to 5 am All night schools would be great to eliminate
traffic but I do not think the parents and teachers would go for it
May 30, 2014 7:37 AM
199 Better crossing guard procedures. Stagger car traffic and pedestrian traffic
equally, similar to what one might finds with a traffic light control, Currently,
guards give full priority to pedestrians without alternating right of way.
May 30, 2014 7:36 AM
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200 seems ~10 trucks/ year get stuck or damaged under the bridge at Chicago ave
at Park. for the ones that don't,., they use my driveway as a turnaround and
often drive on my grass making their u turn. could we add more bridge height
warning signs prior to the bridge? maybe 1 block away?
May 30, 2014 7:35 AM
201 additional stop signs. also there are many streets without stop signs in both
directions. this causes much confusion and safety hazzards throughout river
forest.
May 30, 2014 7:34 AM
202 The intersection of Lathrop Ave. and Quick is the most problematic in the
afternoon because of the back-up of traffic while crossing guards cross children
across the street. It seems that St. Luke's and Roosevelt have staggered their
dismissal times - which is good, but there is just simply many, many children who
are all getting out of school and need to cross the street during the same time.
Perhaps the crossing guards could help with this. Instead of stopping traffic for
every child and then keeping the traffic stopped while other groups of children
catch up to cross, maybe they could be encouraged to keep children at the
corners and let the groups come together and then cross a big group all at one
time. This would allow more cars to get through and ease the congestion a bit.
May 30, 2014 7:33 AM
203 I've seen a plan that merges the 3 lots off Lathrop into a single lot, with angled
parking, and an entrance on the south end and exit on the north end, close to
the library. I think that plan would greatly improve traffic flow, since it would
reduce the multiple entrance/exit issue. I'd like to couple that with a sign
prohibiting left turns into that lot during pickup and drop off hours -- maybe 8:00
to 8:30 AM, and 2:45 to 3:45 PM.
May 30, 2014 7:31 AM
204 Move school traffic to Jackson Avenue. Plan additional school parking off
Jackson Ave.
May 30, 2014 7:30 AM
205 I suggest another drop off drive on the north side of the Library, if the plaza does
move forward. This would provide another small area close to the library where
the elderly can park, and if it is managed as a one way drive, could serve as
another drop off area for students. If traffic flow was arranged from the new
drive to the north of the library right turn only (heading north) and left turn only
from Oak Street, it could create more flow and less congestion at the
Oak/Lathrop intersection
May 30, 2014 7:30 AM
206 Leave it be May 30, 2014 7:28 AM
207 Increase number of stop signs. The one at William and Quick has been helpful (I
had a terrible accident there due to a driver going too fast on William who struck
my car).
May 30, 2014 7:26 AM
208 I think more traffic parking off the street as that would help to have people not
trying to cross or parallel park during busy times.
May 30, 2014 7:26 AM
209 have students leave Roosevelt from the Oak entrance only May 30, 2014 7:24 AM
210 No, I am not an expert on traffic issues. May 30, 2014 7:23 AM
211 See above and limit on street parking for businesses May 30, 2014 7:22 AM
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212 Yes only student, parents or residents allowed in the streets surrounding the
library and shool.
May 30, 2014 7:22 AM
213 See above. May 30, 2014 7:21 AM
214 None May 30, 2014 7:19 AM
215 no May 30, 2014 7:17 AM
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regulations such as no-parking restrictions, timed parking restrictions, stop sign locations, one-way traffic
restrictions, etc. that would help alleviate congestion or make travel safer?
1 Every intersection should be controlled. 2-way or four-way signs. This should
be done thoughtfully village-wide, not haphazardly in response to resident outcry
block by block. Consider making Jackson and Oak permanent one-way streets
or at least allow parking on only one side to enable two way traffic. 36 off street
parking spaces at the RFTC sit vacant October through April. They already
open up their lot every Sunday for church parking, why not every week day in the
winter for library employee and school employee parking? 60 off street parking
spaces sit idle at the First Presbyterian Church most week days. Consider
promoting shared parking in the PRI district, as outline in the 2003 River Forest
Comprehensive Plan. The church is a very short distance for school employees
to walk from daytime weekday parking to school. Quick is signed "No parking
except Sundays" - 15 spots of parallel parking could fit there if the signs were
changed. 30 spots seem to fit if angled parking were installed in the parkway.
The West side of the 600 block of Jackson also seems woefully underused.
Consider signing those spaces for library or school staff parking during the day.
Jun 16, 2014 9:40 PM
2 Street parking that is close to the school/library/park should be open to the public
and not restricted for a particular group's use. In general, avoid too many
special and different restrictions which may cause confusion. In some areas,
time parking restrictions of two to three hours that are similar to other restrictions
in the area may be reasonable but not necessary. A few spots near the library
and school entrances may be designated as very short term -- 15 to 30 minutes.
Jun 16, 2014 2:44 PM
3 One way on Jackson during school hours and Oak during school hours seems to
work.
Jun 16, 2014 11:41 AM
4 For the 700 block of Jackson, I would make the street one-way going south as
much as possible. It is already one-way south during school hours on school
days, so I would maintain that rule. Since drivers seem to want to park on
Jackson during soccer and baseball/softball games, I would allow Jackson
residents to park next to their homes (with clear, colorful stickers on their cars)
and require visitors to park on the west side of Jackson. Remaining visitors can
park in the Library / School lot off Lathrop, which is pretty close to the fields. No
one seems to want to park as far south as Oak / Jackson, so putting a parking lot
on Jackson does not make sense as a solution to Jackson street parking /
congestion. I understand that there is a deaf child at the southern end of this
block, and that the child has trouble reaching its bus during drop-off. I would
paint a BLUE Handicapped curb next to the child's house so that the child can
safely reach his or her bus.
Jun 16, 2014 11:39 AM
5 See comments above. Jun 16, 2014 8:52 AM
6 library patrons--parents---students--and teachers......definitely a traffic cop to
keep the flow of traffic going
Jun 16, 2014 2:22 AM
7 Don't make the traffic flow worse then it is already. How about right on red at as
many locations as possible? Left lane turns with green arrows from Lathrop on to
Chicago. Under ground walkways at busy corners. Do not install any parking
meters in this area. Move the baseball field further north of the new gym, so
additional parking could be provided where the field currently is, and for one to
use the parking lot, one would only enter lot from Lathrop and would exit onto
Jun 15, 2014 11:59 PM
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regulations such as no-parking restrictions, timed parking restrictions, stop sign locations, one-way traffic
restrictions, etc. that would help alleviate congestion or make travel safer?
Jackson. Have a street curb located drop box for library book return. Have the
library deliver books to residents, so they don't have to come to the library to pick
them up.
8 Please see answers above Jun 15, 2014 9:25 PM
9 I would suggest that Oak Street be made into a one way street going west and
Quick St. make into a one way street going east. Neither of these streets are
passable by two vehicles at the same time when there cars are parked on both
sides. This happens with regularity with evening events (with both school
functions or use of the facilities by others) and with the Tennis Club. The north
side of Quick, west side of Jackson and the south side of Oak would be the
prime locations to have Roosevelt teachers park. The other sides of the streets
(Jackson and Quick) would be remain available for residents and their guests.
Jun 15, 2014 8:35 PM
10 Answred above. Jun 15, 2014 8:08 AM
11 More spaces or one way traffic. Stop signs might make it safer Jun 12, 2014 5:57 PM
12 1. Parking could have a time limit. 2. Parking could be limited or restricted on
the West side of Lathrop Ave. during high traffic times. 3. Lathrop Ave. could be
one-way in A.M. and the opposite way in the P.M.
Jun 12, 2014 1:57 PM
13 No comment. Jun 12, 2014 10:42 AM
14 See above Jun 12, 2014 12:52 AM
15 I would refer to my previous answer above. I just don't know enough to state
that certain restrictions would be advantageous
Jun 11, 2014 5:51 PM
16 Jackson and Oak flow fine when they are one way. Consider this as a
permanent solution and then the parking is easy on both sides of the street
creating more on street parking.
Jun 11, 2014 3:19 PM
17 Jackson and Oak can be designated one way permanently this would allow
parking and traffic flow during the many events hosted in this area. Cars belong
on the street. Keep street parking available at all times.
Jun 11, 2014 3:01 PM
18 None. Jun 11, 2014 12:25 PM
19 No parking on Oak between Ashland and Lathrop. Also- if parents are
encouraged to "wait" further west (Oak/ Franklin, Oak/Park) it would be nice to
have a pedestrian walkway on Franklin/Oak. There are only 2 stop signs in the
intersection with no crosswalk. The stand - alone "Stop For Pedestrians" signs
would help with safety too and they can be removed after school. Drivers blow
through that intersection, potentially because they are frustrated with the
congestion further east. We have a lot of Lincoln & St. Luke kids that head east
on Chicago and it would be nice to encourage drivers to pay attention.
Jun 11, 2014 6:37 AM
20 See #4 and #5. Jun 10, 2014 8:08 PM
21 Same as # 5. Jun 10, 2014 12:17 PM
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regulations such as no-parking restrictions, timed parking restrictions, stop sign locations, one-way traffic
restrictions, etc. that would help alleviate congestion or make travel safer?
22 No Jun 10, 2014 11:31 AM
23 During school, some more spots for library use. Often spots are taken by people
going to school.
Jun 10, 2014 9:47 AM
24 Limit parking to west side of Jackson during school hours and during school and
RFTC events.
Jun 10, 2014 8:46 AM
25 If the RFTC has already offered use of their parking lot, why are we not
considering this as a viable option to hold on to play/green space? Play/green
space must be of more value than parking spaces and we have no choice other
than becoming creative in how we solve this. Once we take away play/green
space, we will not be able to get it back.
Jun 10, 2014 8:22 AM
26 Timed parking on the streets closer to the school, and library might help. I think
that many people just needs a few minutes to go run an errand at the library or
the school (at least that's my case). If some one plans or needs to stay longer,
then can park a bit further. Also preferred parking for seniors or expectant
mothers, or mothers with babies would be beneficial to library users. Again
others can park on the street a bit further and enjoy the 1-2 blocks walk. One
side of street parking, or one way traffic might help in Oak between Lathrop and
Jackson.
Jun 9, 2014 10:13 PM
27 No parking on Oak at all would make a big difference and then using the u-
shaped driveway going one way for drop offs and pick ups. Jackson and
Chicago are too big thruways to limit traffic or make one way.
Jun 8, 2014 5:31 PM
28 Obviously if that area was one way traffic all the time it would eliminate a lot of
the problems but that is not practical as it would make residual traffic on the
adjacent streets worse. There should be "no parking" restrictions on Jackson on
the west side during the school day as it is now. If on street parking is created to
help the school, then Staff only parking permits should be issued similar to the
OPRF HS parking restrictions. There are many other schools and public
institutions that have similar configurations and they manage to have some
sensible approaches. It would help for the consultants to bring forth some
suggestions and ideas based on best practices and other examples of parking at
other area schools that is creative and sensitive to residents, patrons of the
parks and library, and users of the school and the resident concerns. Tall order
to fill
Jun 8, 2014 8:09 AM
29 see above Jun 8, 2014 7:52 AM
30 See above. Jun 8, 2014 6:50 AM
31 See #5 Jun 6, 2014 10:00 AM
32 consider remote parking w/ shuttle service. We have a decked parking lot at
William and Central. At any time, there are probably 30+ spaces unused.
Jun 6, 2014 7:08 AM
33 It would be best for people not going to bring or pick up children to find routes
that are differences be reef groups.
Jun 5, 2014 11:09 PM
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regulations such as no-parking restrictions, timed parking restrictions, stop sign locations, one-way traffic
restrictions, etc. that would help alleviate congestion or make travel safer?
34 See comments above Jun 5, 2014 10:51 AM
35 Utilize the west side of Jackson between Oak and Quick. It borders the RFTC,
not houses. That part of Jackson is not heavily trafficked, I believe.
Jun 5, 2014 7:45 AM
36 Yes. Jackson could be one-way southbound from Chicago to Quick; Oak could
be one-way from Jackson to Franklin on school days. Parking in the loading
zone on the west side of Jackson could be changed to 2 hour parking between
9-2. Parking cutouts could be made north of the RFPL along the park). The
RMS parking lot needs to be improved with egress around, but should be
designed for the maximum number of spaces.
Jun 5, 2014 7:11 AM
37 i think a drop off for the library for books would help much! Jun 4, 2014 5:23 PM
38 no Jun 4, 2014 10:02 AM
39 Is the church parking lot available for parking? Jun 4, 2014 6:32 AM
40 No Jun 3, 2014 8:38 PM
41 Not really ! Jun 3, 2014 5:44 PM
42 no Jun 3, 2014 3:42 PM
43 I'm not a fan of one-way traffic plans, which I believe restrict traffic flow rather
than help it. Have you tried to get around key Oak Park lately? While timed
parking can generally be a good idea, I think someone doing research at the
library, a sporting event at the park, a program at the school , or a private event
at the tennis club could all last longer than the time of the allowed parking. You
would have to be generous.
Jun 3, 2014 2:57 PM
44 Maybe don't let people park on both sides of Jackson, south of Oak. Traffic is
moving both ways on this block and it causes unnecessary congestion at the
intersection. Or, make the block one way going south during school hours (8 -
4pm). And how about a sign reminding drivers to just be patient. The traffic will
move.
Jun 3, 2014 12:01 PM
45 There should be parking designated for only Roosevelt faculty and staff on Oak
street for several blocks and on Jackson next to the Tennis club. There is less
need for residents' parking in these zones. Having space reserved only for them
would assure parking and make it less onerous for them to park further from the
school. Other parking closer to the library and school should be timed, providing
for trips to the library, meetings at Roosevelt, etc.
Jun 3, 2014 9:05 AM
46 Oak Street should be a one way street with diagonal parking on both sides of the
street. During school hours, it should be permit parking only for Roosevelt Staff.
The parallel parking spaces in front of the library should be changed to diagonal
spaces to increase the number of spaces. All of those spaces should have
timed parking restrictions. *With the addition of the above items, the current
Exterior Roosevelt project would work with these things in mind: The parking lot
off Jackson would be permit parking during school hours. Landscaping would be
on perimeter of North, East and South sides of lot so it be less of an "eyesore" to
Jun 3, 2014 4:44 AM
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regulations such as no-parking restrictions, timed parking restrictions, stop sign locations, one-way traffic
restrictions, etc. that would help alleviate congestion or make travel safer?
Jackson residents. On the weekends, no parking on Jackson Street unless you
are a resident on those blocks of Jackson Street. Issue permits like they do in
Oak Park for residents around OPRF. With the additional parking spaces on
Oak, additional lots, this should not be a problem.
47 No parking during heavy traffic periods, IE: School pick up/drop off and perhaps
after 6pm except for residents only on Jackson. One way on Quick during
school hours and during the summer when the tennis club cars take over this
street. I almost think it is worse in summer than during the school year. Angled
parking on Chicago next to the park could be helpful as it will accommodation
more cars and as there is already a light there, during high traffic periods, cars
can have the opportunity to back out when the light is red. Angled parking on
Quick would also be helpful and perhaps making this street one way heading
west between Lathrop and Jackson. There are no homes in this section and
neighbors are already used to it being one way during school hours.
Jun 2, 2014 7:50 PM
48 Making Oak one-way would increase congestion on Lathrop, Quick, and Chicago
as motorists would be forced to shift to those streets. Moving parked cars off of
Oak would be the best solution that would, in effect, widen the street for moving
traffic.
Jun 2, 2014 7:18 PM
49 None, other than above. Jun 2, 2014 12:18 PM
50 no. again incredibly complicated. Jun 2, 2014 11:28 AM
51 Since I have not noticed any problems I do no not have any suggestions at this
time.
Jun 2, 2014 11:04 AM
52 See No. 5 above. Continue requiring one-way traffic on Oak Ave. and Jackson
during the school day. Move student drop-off from Oak Ave. to Lathrop, if
possible.
Jun 2, 2014 10:27 AM
53 People have to be able to park. Time limitations would be difficult for people
using the library and attending events. There could be someone directing traffic
during heavy traffic times.
Jun 2, 2014 9:14 AM
54 It's very difficult to park near the library. There are just a few spaces in front of
the building and the school lot is always full. Street parking on the west side of
the street is quite limited. The library needs more designated spaces.
Jun 2, 2014 8:26 AM
55 See my suggestion above Jun 1, 2014 10:08 PM
56 No parking on Oak street between Jackson and Lathrop for either the school or
for the tennis club so that traffic can move down the street.
Jun 1, 2014 7:29 PM
57 The one-way timed restrictions on Quick and Jackson should be retained. The
library drop-off could be located on Jackson. Student drop offs on Jackson and
Quick.
Jun 1, 2014 7:18 PM
58 -add diagonal parkway parking on Lathrop in front of Library and Centennial
Park. -eliminate lots on Lathrop(or prohibit left turns into those lots) -make drop-
off areas more clear on Oak and Jackson -start initiatives to encourage more
Jun 1, 2014 7:08 PM
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regulations such as no-parking restrictions, timed parking restrictions, stop sign locations, one-way traffic
restrictions, etc. that would help alleviate congestion or make travel safer?
people to walk or bike (like adding bike lanes) to school
59 No Jun 1, 2014 7:00 PM
60 Having patrons (especially elderly) park on Jackson to access the library does
not make sense. Require school employees to park elsewhere as they use spots
which should be designated for library patrons and parents/school visitors
needing close parking spots.
Jun 1, 2014 4:36 PM
61 If not closing Oak ( see above): Make Jackson and Oak both permanent one-
way streets around the school. Short term parking on Jackson for the school and
library. This would do away with short term in Roosevelt's lot, increasing safety
for students.
Jun 1, 2014 3:19 PM
62 An organized car pool line Jun 1, 2014 3:01 PM
63 See comments above Jun 1, 2014 1:55 PM
64 I think Oak Street between Jackson and Lathrop should be one way heading
west at all times. There is not enough room for two cars to drive when there is
parking on both sides of the street.
Jun 1, 2014 12:26 PM
65 There should be a parking ban 24/7 on the north side of Oak between the Tennis
Club and the school.
Jun 1, 2014 12:23 PM
66 Suggest either making Quick one-way (probably westbound to facilitate school
drop off/pick up) or making the north side of the street no-parking at all times.
The crossing guard at Chicago and Jackson is needed around school start and
end times, especially since the main doors students use and the bike racks are
on the Jackson side of Roosevelt.
Jun 1, 2014 10:04 AM
67 No Jun 1, 2014 9:42 AM
68 The parking lot north of the school is frequently full, yet drivers insist on going in
to look for the non-existent empty space...the driveway width to the parking lot
only accommodates one vehicle; right turn (north) only out of this lot (?).
Jun 1, 2014 9:24 AM
69 1. Place additional stop signs at the library crosswalk on Lathrop ASAP. Jun 1, 2014 8:22 AM
70 Space is incredibly tight in this area. Everyone knows this and needs to work
together. More street parking seems essential to help the school and library use
the space they have to improve the flow of student activities and their flow into
and out of the building. I live a few blocks away. I go to the library, the tennis
club and the church. Daytime parking is NOT high on these streets and at the
same time it seems unnecessarily restricted. Why not use Quick for possible
parking? Any way to fit a few more spaces on Lathrop? Curb cuts?
Jun 1, 2014 7:50 AM
71 In Forest Park on Jackson Blvd near school zone, traffic calming efforts (bricked
pedestrian lanes and flashing motion-activated stop signs) have noticably
improved conditions for safety. On Chicago and Jackson, some combination of
such measures should be considered.
Jun 1, 2014 7:41 AM
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regulations such as no-parking restrictions, timed parking restrictions, stop sign locations, one-way traffic
restrictions, etc. that would help alleviate congestion or make travel safer?
72 See above comments. Jun 1, 2014 6:48 AM
73 make it one way traffic all year round Jun 1, 2014 5:30 AM
74 see above Jun 1, 2014 4:54 AM
75 I believe the village is paying for a professional parking study. I would like to hear
the results of this before commenting.
Jun 1, 2014 2:32 AM
76 See above. May 31, 2014 10:04 PM
77 No May 31, 2014 10:02 PM
78 see above May 31, 2014 8:04 PM
79 No concerns May 31, 2014 7:55 PM
80 As a young retiree, I use the library at least twice a week. I am often there for
more than two hours. So, I need to either get a spot in the lot or a non-time-
limited spot on the street. So I would prefer eliminating the two-hour parking
restrictions. A pedestrian walk-way in front of the Library would make it safer to
cross the street mid-block.
May 31, 2014 2:32 PM
81 1. Designate Oak Street entrance as primary drop off and pick up point. 2. Do
not allow parents to use parking lot north of school as drop off or pick up point. 3.
During those times, have no parking restrictions on Oak Street from Ashland to
Lathrop, both sides of street, on west side of Lathrop, east side of Jackson. 4.
South side of Oak to be used by school staff only.
May 31, 2014 2:07 PM
82 Due to student foot traffic, I believe Oak street should be one way EAST bound
on the block by Roosevelt school at all times. THis would free up the traffic on
Lathrop a bit and encourage drop offs on Oak Street. I think angled parking
should be put in, replacing the parkways along Oak St.- on both sides. I've heard
some people think this is dangerous to the kids. But they are old enough to know
where and how to cross the streets.
May 31, 2014 2:06 PM
83 Parking for events at Roosevelt and the library have always been a problem.
There has never been enough parking in that area; ensuring that we don't
reduce parking availability for the school and library should be a priority.
May 31, 2014 1:49 PM
84 We need a four way stop at Ashland/Ontario, the traffic coming from St Luke is
dangerous, coupled with parents from Roosevelt and kids are always trying to
get across.
May 31, 2014 12:57 PM
85 I am not a traffic engineer. May 31, 2014 12:54 PM
86 no May 31, 2014 12:22 PM
87 The people who live closest to the area involved will have the best suggestions - May 31, 2014 11:06 AM
88 No, because I drive seldom. May 31, 2014 10:56 AM
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89 I think one-way ALL the time on Jackson and Oak would be helpful. When Oak
opens up to 2-way traffic, it gets too congested and dangerous. Especially when
RFTC members use that street for parking.
May 31, 2014 10:34 AM
90 No May 31, 2014 10:23 AM
91 I wish there was a stop sign on Chicago at Jackson but have been told that will
never happen. Please review the accident history at this corner. I've hand more
than one car on my lawn after an accident.
May 31, 2014 10:04 AM
92 Not beyond answer #5. May 31, 2014 9:58 AM
93 see above. I am supportive of the recent plan of the lot on Jackson and think we
can find a way to address valid concerns of Jackson residents
May 31, 2014 8:53 AM
94 No May 31, 2014 7:34 AM
95 see above May 31, 2014 6:44 AM
96 Do not make lathrop a one way street even during a designated time. Side
streets will become congested and there will be significant difficulty crossing
chicago avenue.
May 31, 2014 6:09 AM
97 Create a bike path in and out of the school which includes a lane on the street
with no possible need for cars to cross this path. Create only one side of street
parking/waiting not two as is presently on Oak. Create a walking path or paths
that limit the amount of vehicle activity. Create parking for staff that may not be
close but provide a shuttle or valet option. (may be a retired senior)
May 31, 2014 5:46 AM
98 No May 30, 2014 9:07 PM
99 It has worked fine for the last 25 years I have lived here. I see know need to
waste money on changing this Let fix the flooding problem on the south end of
town
May 30, 2014 8:45 PM
100 No. May 30, 2014 8:29 PM
101 right turn only for cars eastbound on Oak onto Lathrop May 30, 2014 7:55 PM
102 See comments above May 30, 2014 7:48 PM
103 I'd love to see Oak or Quick Ave permanently closed and made into diagonal
parking spots. Or maybe Lathrop one way going south from 3-5pm every school
day.
May 30, 2014 7:38 PM
104 Encourage walkability within the village so there are less cars on the street. Add
a bike lane on Lathrop. I see so many kids bike to school which is wonderful,
would be nice to give them a protected bike lane.
May 30, 2014 7:26 PM
105 no May 30, 2014 7:13 PM
106 The library needs more designated, adjacent parking than is currently available, May 30, 2014 7:04 PM
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not less. The new proposal puts much of the library parking even farther away,
and for those with mobility issues, this is a serious problem. The lightest dusting
of snow makes every step an opportunity for a fall for an older person with
compromised balance, and a winter like our last one could make the library
mostly inaccessible to many seniors for a solid five months. Surely when safety
concerns are brought up, this issue should be included.
107 it seems as though there is space for more spots on lathrop than are painted on
the ground.
May 30, 2014 7:00 PM
108 Side streets with schools on them should be one-way all the time. These
facilites are used 365 days a year for park district and school.
May 30, 2014 6:19 PM
109 I have often wondered if you could carve out some space on the edges of the
playing field for some additional parking spaces.
May 30, 2014 5:59 PM
110 See above May 30, 2014 5:44 PM
111 . I like the crossing guards. I think they make the crossing safer on the streets. I
really don't think they are necessary at the school/library parking lot. I think this
is a bit of a waste of money.
May 30, 2014 5:10 PM
112 Parking restrictions on Lathrop might reduce the congestion. May 30, 2014 4:47 PM
113 SEE ABOVE May 30, 2014 4:43 PM
114 none May 30, 2014 4:17 PM
115 Same as 5. Mark drop off lane with cones on oak as is done on park for Lincoln. May 30, 2014 3:11 PM
116 Forget one-way on Lathrop, it won't work. Stop signs are ok as is. Timed parking
not an issue, drivers are usually there for pickup most of the time. Again the real
issue is parking between the school and library, fix that and you are done.
May 30, 2014 2:28 PM
117 Parking is a premium; however, clearing Oak Street for drop off would be great.
Having 100% parking for the staff of the school is a big part of this problem and
I'd take issue with the school district not renting some spaces at First Pres and
or the RFTC. Angled parking on the west side of Jackson might help too.
May 30, 2014 2:06 PM
118 Everyone needs to do their part. Parents have to enforce safe pedestrian and
biking behavior and direct kids to walk/bike to school. Drivers need to drive
safely--Not stop on street to let kids out of cars, put down cell phone and stop at
stop signs.
May 30, 2014 1:39 PM
119 See comments above May 30, 2014 1:35 PM
120 See comments above May 30, 2014 1:32 PM
121 See comments above May 30, 2014 1:24 PM
122 no May 30, 2014 1:17 PM
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123 see above May 30, 2014 1:08 PM
124 See comments above. May 30, 2014 12:31 PM
125 No. I'm sorry I can't be of more help. Thanks. May 30, 2014 12:28 PM
126 One-way restrictions have seemed to help in certain other areas of the village,
I'm just not sure where or how it could work in this area, particularly on Lathrop,
since it seeks to be a main thoroughfare.
May 30, 2014 12:26 PM
127 It's good that 700 Jackson block is one way during school hours! May 30, 2014 12:25 PM
128 It would be helpful if the park district, the library, the school and the village could
get together to make more parking available, consolidate and improve
playgrounds and ball fields
May 30, 2014 12:22 PM
129 no May 30, 2014 12:17 PM
130 Take the whole parcel of land bordered by the streets named in this survey and
treat it as a comprehensive "campus" thus we could eliminate the library parking
on Lathrop that causes traffic and safety issues and reclaim parking for cars on
the south side of campus (running along Quick) by putting diagonal parking, or
creating a small lot and also making the traffic run one way going west
permanently in between the tennis club and the school. Lastly, it may be worth
encroaching on Chicago Ave parkway to place diagonal parking there on the
south side of the street to accommodate soccer parents and such. BTW I like the
fence recently installed on Chicago Ave because it will stop kids from chasing
runaway balls out onto Chicago Ave.
May 30, 2014 12:14 PM
131 Nothing additional. May 30, 2014 12:11 PM
132 I am not in favor of one-way traffic restrictions except during the existing
designated school day hours. I would support one-side parking on Oak within the
primary area and to the west of the primary area.
May 30, 2014 11:56 AM
133 There needs to be more parking at the library. When I had young children, it was
often impossible to take them to the library or even drop off materials. When I
could find a place to park, getting them out on bust Lathrop was dangerous.
May 30, 2014 11:55 AM
134 No May 30, 2014 11:34 AM
135 I support the current Roosevelt exterior plan. I believe that would help many of
the problems.
May 30, 2014 11:14 AM
136 Perhaps a few more stop signs to slow traffic through side streets would be in
order. Or perhaps have police in unmarked cars issue some warnings.
Sometimes their is traffic on Jackson or Iowa that is travelling at 40 mph. They
are not watching for pedestrians or other traffic.
May 30, 2014 11:08 AM
137 Limiting parking on Iowa west of Lathrop to one side of the street before 9AM. May 30, 2014 11:00 AM
138 Although I do not have any children who attend Roosevelt, I am in that area May 30, 2014 10:47 AM
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restrictions, etc. that would help alleviate congestion or make travel safer?
frequently as my children attend St. Luke's and just going about my daily
business. I have never had a problem finding parking and never felt that I have
been delayed unreasonably by the minimal congestion at school arrival and
dismissal times. I like the "one way at certain times" rules as I feel they do help
keep traffic moving safely and expeditiously.
139 see above May 30, 2014 10:38 AM
140 No parking on Jackson during pick up/drop off. People violate the parking
regulations at the corner of Oak and Jackson. In other words, you can't make a
left turn onto Oak because people have parked their cars or are waiting for their
kids right up to the intersection. No parking on Oak, east of Jackson.
May 30, 2014 10:37 AM
141 No May 30, 2014 10:14 AM
142 There needs to be more parking for Roosevelt. If there could be diagonal
parking along one side of Jackson and on one side of Lathrop that would
increase the number of spots as well as have the parking lot.
May 30, 2014 10:13 AM
143 You are the experts and should know what do after this survey. May 30, 2014 10:08 AM
144 I have no issues. May 30, 2014 9:51 AM
145 I think common sense should be the guide to maintain safety and traffic flow --
both on the part of drivers and residents as well as sensible signage and
precautions. We have good people in this Village who know how to act right.
May 30, 2014 9:44 AM
146 Re-open the circle drive on Oak. Get better crossing guards, or even consider
installing a traffic light at Oak and Lathrop. Make Jackson one way going north
from Quick to Oak (as it is going south from Chicago to Oak during school
hours). And DEFINITELY put stop sign at Quick and Jackson. The number of
near-misses there because there is no stop on Jackson going north-south is
huge.
May 30, 2014 9:41 AM
147 One-way traffic to enter and exit a parking lot. May 30, 2014 9:39 AM
148 Extend current Roosevelt parking lot to field. (Front of library). Then, one way
parking on Quick, between Lathrop - Jackson.
May 30, 2014 9:35 AM
149 All of these are hard on the neighbors living in the area. Those that already
exist, such as the one ways until 4 pm, seem to work well. Two hour parking on
all the streets surrounding and adjacent to the area , including the tennis
club,might help. I don't like to see this in front of homes though, as this in a big
inconvenience to those home owners opposite the area. Two hour limits on
Quick and Chicago east and west of Lathrop might work also.
May 30, 2014 9:33 AM
150 creating one way streets might help things move smoother May 30, 2014 9:21 AM
151 more designated bike lanes May 30, 2014 9:07 AM
152 Please see #5. May 30, 2014 9:02 AM
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153 No left turns from any Roosevelt parking lot onto Oak (or at least from 3-4pm).
No parking on Oak between Lathrop and Ashland between 3 and 4pm pr at least
no parking on side of Oak during that time period. No left turn from Ashland to
Chicago Ave. from 3-4pm No left turn from Quick Ave onto Lathrop from 3-4pm
May 30, 2014 8:57 AM
154 Make the west side of the 700 block of Jackson no parking until 8:30 and 2 hour
parking thereafter.
May 30, 2014 8:54 AM
155 using space away from the immediate block ( first pres, rftc, jewel, angle parking
on non immediate block of jackson), encouraging ( rewarding ? ) familes to have
their children walk or bike. staggered arrival times or staggered departure
times? underground parking ?
May 30, 2014 8:54 AM
156 How about using traffic cones to divide Oak, like in front of Lincoln School?
Arrange for pick up to be only on Oak going west. The other west bound lane on
Oak would be for moving traffic. Another idea is that traffic from St. Luke and
Lincoln add to east bound Oak Street congestion. There should be no parking
on one side of Oak during the Busy times. Is it possible to ask the other schools
to cooperate and develop a no-right turn on Oak, during school hours, so there
is less east bound traffic. The northbound traffic from Ashland and Park would
need to go to Chicago avenue to go east.
May 30, 2014 8:53 AM
157 Yes: 1) I am a big park (trees, green space) supporter, but I'd suggest some of
the park become permeable paving stone parking, entrance from Chicago Ave.
and exit on Jackson. We have plenty of soccer and baseball field green space
(much of which goes unused most of the time. both sports have minimal times).
2) encourage teachers to car pool and demonstrate "go green" to our kids.
May 30, 2014 8:50 AM
158 Already answered above May 30, 2014 8:48 AM
159 One way traffic on these streets and parking on just one side of the street May 30, 2014 8:41 AM
160 Perhaps not allowing on street parking during 1 hour time segment around
school arrival and departure times would help...on Lathrop from Chicago south to
Lake, and on Oak from Lathrop west to at least Ashland, maybe even 1 more
block west.
May 30, 2014 8:41 AM
161 Timed parking restrictions should exist during school hours on Jackson and Oak.
Need the parking spaces for the library - do not give that up!!
May 30, 2014 8:40 AM
162 I THINK THAT THE SCHOOL/LIBRARY PARKING LOT IS VERY UNSAFE FOR
KIDS ARRIVING/EXITING SCHOOL. AS A DRIVER, I NEVER USE THE LOT
BECAUSE IT IS SO CHALLENGING TO SAFELY GET IN AND OUT VIA
LATHROP. I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE EAST END OF THE LOT NEXT TO
THE BUILDING ENTRANCES CLOSED FOR PEDESTRIAN TRAFFIC. I
WOULD ALSO LIKE TO OAK CLOSED AND MADE INTO ANGLED PARKING
AND JACKSON (BETWEEN CHICAGO AND OAK) MADE 1-WAY.
May 30, 2014 8:40 AM
163 I am not sure. I generally think more restrictions will yield less results, since the
area is already fairly heavily regulated in formal and informal ways. I hope we do
not make current one-way traffic restrictions permanent because of spill over
May 30, 2014 8:37 AM
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issues. I have the general impression that most people use the parking currently
for short times, so I would dislike having more restrictions put in that have to be
monitored and paid for like Oak Park.
164 I have 2 suggestions. I would like to encourage more kids to walk/bike to school.
I would like to see more after school and at the school ground activities. As a
whole, I think we have a tendency to coddle our children. Some kids may have
special needs, some kids may have a time constraint due to scheduling, and
sometimes we may have terrible weather outside, but I think these are the
exceptions. This school has 5th through 8th grade kids and it is located in the
center of the village, less than a mile from any child's home. I'm not suggesting
that every kid should walk to school every day. I am suggesting that more kids
could walk or bike to school some days. I think if we encouraged walking/biking
more or we create a program for it, it would help alleviate the traffic congestion,
it's healthy, and it begins to introduce independence and responsibility to our
middle school kids at a controlled time in a safer environment. I would like to
see more options for kids before school and immediately after school. I think
working collectively with, the school, the PTO, the library, and the park district,
we could offer a number of organized activities that would have kids arrive
sooner or stay longer on the school grounds. Open gym, study groups/sessions,
running club, these are just a few random activities that we could create. I
think these 2 solutions would provide a significant impact at alleviating the traffic
congestion and they would provide a positive impact to many children and
parents in the village. Thank you for seeking input and considering my
suggestions.
May 30, 2014 8:33 AM
165 The parking situation on Lathrop - from Lake down to Chicago - is already
abysmal. There is simply no parking. I am greatly concerned by any "solutions"
which advocate the reduction in parking spots around Roosevelt. There already
is no parking available on Lathrop. Thinking that street parking is a viable
alternative is ludicrous. I believe we should revisit the original plan to make
parking on Oak be diagonal and make that street a one way. Neither Oak nor
Quick have residences on them. Let's revisit making them each one way and
leveraging parking on those streets.
May 30, 2014 8:31 AM
166 Left turns from going southbound on Lathrop into the Library/school parking lot
should be prohibited. And, left turns out of the same parking lot onto southbound
Lathrop should be prohibited.
May 30, 2014 8:30 AM
167 Creat a "no waiting" area on park avenue where cars are not allowed to park.
Cars should line up around the block and wait in line to pick up their children who
are being supervised by school staff. Talk to the principal at Gower West School
in Willowbrook. They've been very effective with their solution to parent pick-up.
May 30, 2014 8:30 AM
168 1. Short term parking in the Lathrop 'drive through' lot with designated spots for
RFPL and RMS. 2. Re-examine options for closing Oak St. between Jackson
and Lathrop. 3. Make Jackson one way south from Chicago to Quick. 4.
Consider ramifications for making Oak St. one way east from Jackson to
Monroe. 5. Consider making bike lanes as noted above in #5 above.
May 30, 2014 8:23 AM
169 I think a 4 way stop sign at Ashland and Oak would be a good start. May 30, 2014 8:20 AM
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restrictions, etc. that would help alleviate congestion or make travel safer?
170 see above May 30, 2014 8:17 AM
171 Other than fixing the chaos in the parking lot betweenRoosevelt & the Library -
no. That is dangerous to people all the time. Cars don't look and people don't
either.
May 30, 2014 8:14 AM
172 see 3&4 May 30, 2014 8:14 AM
173 I think it would be helpful if Jackson, south of Roosevelt was also one way. With
the parking lane there isn't room for cars both ways and then this leads to more
backup.
May 30, 2014 8:13 AM
174 The North Lot of the school should be reserved for teacher only parking from
8:00 AM through 4:00 PM. That way, it will fill up before the students get there,
and empty AFTER most students have left the school. Parents will be
discouraged from dropping off their students on Lathrop, because the students
will not enter school on Lathrop. DO NOT BUILD a parking lot on Jackson! If
the plan is to have all students dropped off on Jackson (even though half are
supposed to then wander over to Lathrop to enter the school), why would you
want to compound the number of students and the number of cars in the same
area? Makes no sense whatsoever! Jackson should continue to be one-way
before and during school hours, flowing south. Oak should continue to be one
way before and during school hours flowing west.
May 30, 2014 8:07 AM
175 Not at this time May 30, 2014 8:03 AM
176 No issues. May 30, 2014 7:58 AM
177 Use some of the park area for library parking? May 30, 2014 7:58 AM
178 I don't have specific suggestions. May 30, 2014 7:57 AM
179 Parking is already a problem for those of us who love to use the library,
especially after school. I usually walk because of this. Too bad we don't have
more parking!
May 30, 2014 7:56 AM
180 No parking on Lathrop would speed up traffic May 30, 2014 7:52 AM
181 Congestion on Jackson during school pick up and dropoff times could be
reduced by: Not allowing drivers to park to pick up their children until 5 minutes
before school lets out -- they start arriving 10-15 minutes before school lets out
(they do this at Lincoln Elementary too). Add a pick up area on the west side of
Jackson, south of between Oak and Quick. This could reduce the congestion on
Jackson between Oak and Chicago -- I stress the word "could." Divide the pick
up areas by parent's last name. Of course, there are no guarantees that this or
any other "solution" will work. So it's important to monitor the impacts of any
change and make refinements.
May 30, 2014 7:51 AM
182 see #4 above May 30, 2014 7:50 AM
183 I don't think we need any more stop signs or parking restrictions. I do think that
the traffic situation on the 500 block of Ashland sometimes gets out of control
May 30, 2014 7:47 AM
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regulations such as no-parking restrictions, timed parking restrictions, stop sign locations, one-way traffic
restrictions, etc. that would help alleviate congestion or make travel safer?
with St. Luke parents blocking residents' driveways as they drop off or pick up
their students. I know that the school has attempted to communicate the concern
to their parents but NO resident should have his/her driveway blocked at any
time. (It is challenging enough to own property on that block without also having
to tolerate the inconsiderate driving/parking behavior of school parents.) My
observation--having picked up and dropped off children at that school in the
past--is that many parents are simply too lazy to park in the school lot, then get
out of their car and walk their child to the appropriate door. This requires a little
more time and effort on the part of the motorist--therein lies the problem. I don't
think it would take too many instances of police ticketing motorists who are
dropping off/picking up their student to create a radical change in behavior..
184 Many teachers park on oak street across from roosevelt and in the morning they
are trying to cross traffic to get to school I suggest there be no parking on oak
street from 7:30-8:30 and 3-4.
May 30, 2014 7:46 AM
185 Have someone on Jackson and Oak monitor the two across cars for drop off and
pick up. Eliminate parking on at least one side of Oak all year long.
May 30, 2014 7:46 AM
186 I would support one way driving at all times on Jackson and Oak, and permit
parking only designated areas for staff of Roosevelt school and the library.
May 30, 2014 7:46 AM
187 My concern involves Parkin spaces for the library. We are regular users and find
parking spaces very scarce because of the school usage of the same lot. Is
there a way to increase parking for the library? Thank you for your
consideration. Barbara Letscher
May 30, 2014 7:43 AM
188 Making Lathrop and Ashland one way streets would be welcome. May 30, 2014 7:41 AM
189 No parking on Jackson between Chicago and Oak between 8:00 am to 9:00 am
and between 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Move parking away from Roosevelt to
underutilized lots at Tennis Club and Church as well as parking on Jackson next
to the Tennis Club on West side of streets away from neighbors. And on Quick
street. Build a parking lot for the library on park district land. More cut outs for
library parking on Lathrop and Chicago.
May 30, 2014 7:40 AM
190 See above. May 30, 2014 7:39 AM
191 Stop lights or at least 4-way stop signs on Jackson at Chicago and Lake Streets
would help.
May 30, 2014 7:38 AM
192 From what I see RF has plenty of signage, barriers, traffic lights, etc. May 30, 2014 7:37 AM
193 I live on the corner of Chicago and Park. seems there are ~ 10 cars in queue
per direction on Chicago during rush hour (730-9am and 4-6pm) waiting for the
stop sign. assume many use Chicago ave as an alternate route vs lake st or
north ave. not sure what could be done to make this more residential. we have
~ 10 accidents/ year on this corner, but would not want a stop light.
May 30, 2014 7:35 AM
194 Id make a few additional streets surrounding Roosevelt middle school
exclusively one way if possible.
May 30, 2014 7:34 AM
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restrictions, etc. that would help alleviate congestion or make travel safer?
195 Please DO NOT remove the stop signs at William/Oak or William/Chicago. I
know this is outside the parameters outlined above, but I can see someone
pointing to the William/Chicago stop sign as a cause for congestion in area at
issue.
May 30, 2014 7:32 AM
196 Just what I've said in answer to 5. Plus, possibly making Oak Street in the block
west of Lathrop (just as far as Ashland) one-way west during school hours. I
understand that a lot of parents who live west and south of the school may pick
up their kids there, but I think it would be a lot safer for those parents to wait for
their kids on Ashland, which looks like its a slightly wider street, and certainly has
more curb space.
May 30, 2014 7:31 AM
197 Move school traffic to Jackson Avenue May 30, 2014 7:30 AM
198 No May 30, 2014 7:28 AM
199 Parking restrictions are a terrible idea. Stop signs would help. Defer to the
traffic engineers on one-way streets - if they recommend, I would support.
May 30, 2014 7:26 AM
200 I think these things have been done with some success but ultimately there is
really no place for cars to go when trying to attend an event in those areas.
May 30, 2014 7:26 AM
201 The last approved plan for outdoor improvement I am in favor of People who are
concerned with a core of a parking lot should be thinking more about how
Roosevelt increases their property value!
May 30, 2014 7:22 AM
202 I think flashing/lighted crosswalks would making walking in this area much safer.
I have found that even painted crosswalks (like at Thomas and Bonnie Brae)
makes a big difference with regard to the consideration of drivers.
May 30, 2014 7:19 AM
203 no May 30, 2014 7:17 AM
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Lathrop Avenue, Jackson Avenue and Quick Avenue?
1 I have no difficulty finding parking at any time. Jun 16, 2014 10:02 PM
2 Parking at times can be limited in the area, especially during afternoon and
evening hours.
Jun 16, 2014 9:59 PM
3 Unfortunately, there is not enough parking near the RF Library for easy access
to Library for senior citizens, or grandparents wishing to take their grandchildren
to the library.
Jun 16, 2014 3:37 PM
4 As noted in the 2003 Village Comprehensive Plan, parking in the area of
Chicago Avenue, Lathrop Avenue, Jackson Avenue and Quick Avenue (PRI
District) is inadequate to meet the needs of the three public bodies that are
located in that area (District 90, Park District, and Library). And this is largely a
year-round and all-day-long problem. The problem is made worse by fact that
the only available off-street parking (on Roosevelt School property) uses the
same ingress and egress and as configured is very difficult for cars to turn
around and exit after finding the lot is full . Result is added congestion as many
cars using surrounding streets for parking and as many cars struggle to turn
around and exit (or worse, back into the street) after entering a lot and finding it
full. Also, no off-street parking is available for Library patrons during school
hours.
Jun 16, 2014 3:36 PM
5 In general, current parking in the primary area is insufficient. Both the school
and the library need adequate parking in order to allow them to be used to their
full potential. Current parking lot between school and library does provide
convenient access to both the school and the library when there is space. It is
particularly important to maintain convenient access for seniors,
parents/caregivers with toddlers, and anyone else for whom walking is an issue,
particularly in inclement weather. This is important for school events which are
often attended by grandparents and younger siblings as well as for the library.
Two small lots currently along Lathrop are difficult to access. It is unclear who
can park there.
Jun 16, 2014 2:53 PM
6 Insufficient parking. Has negative impact on neighbors and users of Parks,
Library, School and Tennis Club.
Jun 16, 2014 12:07 PM
7 From time to time there is not enough parking for big events, but outside those
events there seems to be enough parking in this area. In fact, I drive past the
parking lot between the School and the Library many times and often see only
10 or so cars parked in the lot. Since the School, the Library, and the North
Gym are natural community gathering places, I would like to see the area
between those buildings become a little friendlier to conversations between
residents rather than just a storage place for cars. I believe it is possible to meet
the Zoning Ordinance of 46 parking spaces while at the same time making the
area friendly as a gathering spot by installing a small plaza at the eastern end of
the North Lot. I recommend that the Village encourage the River Forest Tennis
Club to make its parking lot available to either Library staff / visitors or to
Roosevelt staff / teachers during the months when members are not playing
tennis or swimming (October through April). Beyond that, I would somehow
encourage parking on one side of Quick between Jackson and Lathrop and on
the west side of the 600 block of Jackson.
Jun 16, 2014 11:41 AM
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8 My concern regarding parking in the primary area is simply stated: it is
insufficient for the use of that area and as a result, access to and use of the
located institutions is reduced/compromised.
Jun 16, 2014 9:12 AM
9 Parking in the area of Chicago Avenue, Lathrop Avenue, Jackson Avenue and
Quick Avenue (PRI District) is inadequate to meet the needs of the the three
public bodies that are located in that area (District 90, Park District, and Library).
And this a largely a year-round and all-day-long problem. Problem is made
worse by fact that only available off-street parking uses same ingress and egress
and as configured is very difficult for cars to turn around and exit after finding the
lot is full . Result is added congestion as many cars using surrounding streets for
parking and as many cars struggle to turn around and exit (or worse, back into
the street) after entering a lot and finding it full.
Jun 16, 2014 6:44 AM
10 there is none Jun 16, 2014 2:26 AM
11 See previous comments. Don't build a multi-story parking garage facility. Jun 16, 2014 12:08 AM
12 1) Parking should be on only one side of the street (a) on Jackson between
Chicago and Oak, (b) on Oak between Monroe and Jackson, and (c) on Oak
between Lathrop and Ashland. 2) I have a driveway, but most of my neighbors
on Jackson do not have driveways because they access their garages off of the
alley between Jackson and Monroe. These neighbors complain that under
current conditions (59 parking spaces on the Roosevelt "campus") that there is
not sufficient parking in front of their houses for guests or contractors. 3) A
reduction in parking on the Roosevelt "campus" will have a deleterious effect on
parking not only on the 700 block of Jackson, but also on many of the blocks
surrounding Roosevelt. 4) There needs to be sufficient parking close to the
library for library patrons who have small children, who are elderly or who are
disabled.
Jun 15, 2014 9:44 PM
13 There will never be enough of it to please everyone. The only thing River Forest
has going for it other than location, is its schools. Allow for permitted or deeded
parking for the the Roosevelt teachers on the street. There is enough space to
do so where the cars are not immediately in front of residents houses, allowing
them space for themselves and their guests. The idea that their home value will
go down is ridiculous.
Jun 15, 2014 8:45 PM
14 Already answered. Jun 15, 2014 8:10 AM
15 There does not appear to be enough much of the time. Jun 12, 2014 1:57 PM
16 Parking, for use at the public library, will be adversely affected by the closing of
the parking lot between Roosevelt School and the public library. This parking lot
is referred to as the "north parking lot' in the District 90 renovation plans.
Jun 12, 2014 10:43 AM
17 My main concern is parking for the library patrons I believe that serious
reduction of possible parking for the library will seriously reduce the number of
people using the library.
Jun 12, 2014 4:55 AM
18 I would like adequate parking for library patrons. River Forest is a small town,
and I know that most households have more than one car which adds to the
Jun 11, 2014 6:03 PM
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congestion and inability to park. I don't know how you would enforce a rule that
suggested only one car per household be allowed at school premises
19 The parking in this area is ample. People need to park cars on the street and be
willing to walk a block to a park district event or library. That is life in a urban land
locked environment.
Jun 11, 2014 3:23 PM
20 Keep the parking on the street, there is more than enough parking on the street
in this boundary. Do not mix kids and cars.
Jun 11, 2014 3:03 PM
21 My biggest concern is regarding parking access for the River Forest Library.
Parking spaces are currently very limited. Any loss of parking spaces will be a
detriment to the work and service of the Library to the community. We enjoy the
library, and we value the services and resources that the Library provides to our
community. It is very discouraging to try to go to the library, only to find there are
no parking spots, especially during the cold weather months. In the summer, we
are fortunate to be close enough to walk, but not all residents are.
Jun 11, 2014 12:57 PM
22 Parking should accommodate all local residents, including library patrons, many
of whom are young families or senior citizens, who are unable to walk long
distances to parking from the proposed areas for the new plan. Proposed
parking under the plan is insufficient.
Jun 11, 2014 12:29 PM
23 n/a. I'm withing walking distance (thank goodness!) Jun 11, 2014 6:42 AM
24 See #2 Jun 10, 2014 8:09 PM
25 I am very concerned with proposals to take any parking away from the lot
between the library and Roosevelt School. My elderly mother would find it very
challenging to walk any further to attend events at the library, and the parking
available in this lot and along Lathrop in front of the library is in short supply as it
is.
Jun 10, 2014 4:46 PM
26 Availability. Jun 10, 2014 12:23 PM
27 I do not have concerns other than not taking parking away from the library Jun 10, 2014 11:09 AM
28 There often is none. Jun 10, 2014 9:48 AM
29 See 5 and 6 above. Jun 10, 2014 8:50 AM
30 I am most concerned the latest plan approved by the D90 appears to be a school
surrounded by asphalt. Other than the dead and useless green space along
Oak at what is being dubbed the Ceremonial entrance, the rest of the perimeter
is parking... except for the boxed in patch between the library and the school's
gym and main doors. This new plan was a compromise, but as most of us know
compromises fail miserably. Maybe the Oak Street side could be most of the
parking and Lathrop and Jackson could be drop off zones. Additional parking if
needed could be picked up at the RFTC or on designated streets on one side
only.
Jun 10, 2014 8:29 AM
31 I have no concerns. Most times I need I find parking relatively easily in this block
(except peak traffic times per point 2)
Jun 9, 2014 10:17 PM
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32 Already addressed Jun 8, 2014 5:36 PM
33 lack of it, lack of understanding where the parking exists and what the
restrictions are. If I was a non-resident coming to that area to see a play or
watch a game I would have no idea where I could park and what was available.
Jun 8, 2014 8:17 AM
34 Not enough parking for the library now that certain areas in the Roosevelt lot are
blocked off.
Jun 8, 2014 6:55 AM
35 Library patrons need parking adjacent and contiguous to the library building.
Seventy-five per cent of the citizens of the village have a library card and
residents make more than 173,000 library visits per year. For more than 90
years residents have assumed the availability of parking adjacent to the library in
the late afternoon, the evening and weekends. Many of these residents are
unaware of current plans to move the major parking area from the north side to
the east side of Roosevelt School. But if such a shift occurs residents will be
extremely upset. Their ire bodes well for neither the tax-supported schools nor
the tax-supported library.
Jun 7, 2014 7:07 PM
36 Too many cars are parked on street Jun 6, 2014 7:25 AM
37 Student safety, safety of the neighbors, drop in property value and the ability to
enjoy our homes and a general decrease in our standard of living. The proposed
construction of the parking lot on Jackson will make the situation worse as that
traffic will be added to the current one and it will continue after school hours.
Same as #4.
Jun 5, 2014 10:52 AM
38 Library parking must be improved. It is hopeless to park there. This is most
important for seniors.
Jun 5, 2014 7:47 AM
39 There is not enough parking in the area and it creates a dangerous hunting
mentality.
Jun 5, 2014 7:12 AM
40 I have none Jun 4, 2014 10:05 AM
41 safety Jun 4, 2014 6:36 AM
42 Sometimes difficult to park near the library. Jun 3, 2014 8:41 PM
43 Safety and congestion Jun 3, 2014 5:46 PM
44 That the parking available now will be reduced or eliminated. Jun 3, 2014 3:46 PM
45 None Jun 3, 2014 12:05 PM
46 answered in number 6 Jun 3, 2014 4:48 AM
47 Again, my concern is children. Safety of children needs to be our highest
priority. Adding additional parking by way of angled parking on Chicago and
Quick could offer solutions for parking whilst keeping our children safe.
Jun 2, 2014 8:04 PM
48 As I have expressed, parking on both sides of Oak between Lathrop and
Jackson makes the street too narrow for two-way traffic.
Jun 2, 2014 7:21 PM
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49 Lack of available parking is my concern. Jun 2, 2014 12:44 PM
50 It seems like there are ways to add parking on the streets to make more options
for the library and school. There are so many restrictions that seem to limit these
available option.
Jun 2, 2014 12:11 PM
51 hard to park for either library or Roosevelt. Jun 2, 2014 11:30 AM
52 No concerns. My kids play sports and have events at the park there as well as
attend the library on a regular basis and we have never had to park more than a
block away.
Jun 2, 2014 11:05 AM
53 I don't have any now problems because I walk to the library. When I lived on
Lake St. and drove to the library it was very difficult to find parking.
Jun 2, 2014 10:31 AM
54 I do not want to see a reduction in the number of spots of contiguous parking to
the library. The library is a valued community asset and used by many who have
restricted mobility.
Jun 2, 2014 9:37 AM
55 I have concerns because it is difficult to park around the library. Seniors do not
want to park far away.
Jun 2, 2014 9:24 AM
56 My concern is the limited parking for the library. Most times I want to visit the
library, I can not find a parking spot close to the building. Many times I have to
go over a few blocks to park. Many times I just chose not to go if I can't find a
place to park on Lathrop. This past winter it was almost impossible to find a
parking spot on Lathrop to visit the library. Walking several blocks on iced
sidewalks is not an option for me.
Jun 2, 2014 9:22 AM
57 See question 6. Jun 2, 2014 8:30 AM
58 None specifically. Parkin currently is available for teachers visitors and parents. Jun 1, 2014 10:16 PM
59 I suggest no parking on Oak between Jackson and Lathrop. Jun 1, 2014 7:31 PM
60 Access to the library Jun 1, 2014 7:27 PM
61 The lots on Lathrop make no sense, are difficult to use and are unsightly. There
is never enough parking for school events.
Jun 1, 2014 7:15 PM
62 The reality is that, given the large amount of residential homes around the
school, parking is always going to be limited during special events. I think that is
normal and to be expected. Again, given the walkability of the neighborhood,
there are many ways to avoid parking situations and.or plan accordingly.
Jun 1, 2014 7:03 PM
63 My greatest concern is Roosevelt reducing parking spaces. They already are
lacking sufficient parking for their employees. Really dangerous with so many
parked cars, so many students being dropped of.
Jun 1, 2014 3:25 PM
64 My children are no longer in school Jun 1, 2014 3:03 PM
65 If additional library parking is made available on Jackson, there should be an
access to the library on the east side of the building.
Jun 1, 2014 2:00 PM
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66 Student safety, safety of the neighbors, drop in property value and the ability to
enjoy our homes and a general decrease in our standard of living. The proposed
construction of the parking lot on Jackson will make the situation worse as that
traffic will be added to the current one and it will continue after school hours.
Same as #4.
Jun 1, 2014 1:57 PM
67 Make sure driving and parking are compatible (street is wide enough to handle
allowed travel and parking).
Jun 1, 2014 10:09 AM
68 None Jun 1, 2014 9:43 AM
69 !. Spaces near institutions and the tennis club are filled quickly. Overflow moves
to residential streets.
Jun 1, 2014 8:46 AM
70 It is hard to access the library obviously. The area on Chicago avenue has just
had the fence put up which makes it less desirable to get to the school or library
because you do not have a choice of cutting through the field. My biggest
concern is there seems to be no one willing to work together on this issue. Why
are there so many parking regulations? Can't we use Quick Ave. Find a few
more spots on Lathrop using curb cuts. Angled parking on any of the streets?
Jun 1, 2014 7:58 AM
71 Concerned about expectation that vehicles are given proximity and lane priority
over pedestrian and cyclists. This creates conditions that diminish liklihood of
autonomous access for middle school students at just the time in their lives when
self-responsible habits are both appropriate and formative.
Jun 1, 2014 7:56 AM
72 I recognizing and appreciate that our town is 'land locked' and free space is
almost nonexistant. Realizing there are three different public bodies located in a
one block radius, and all parties much share the limited space,would there be a
way to designate a specific number of parking spaces for the library when school
in session, to make the the facility more accessible seniors and families with
young children wanting to use the library when school is in session?
Jun 1, 2014 7:20 AM
73 Protection of the children during school start and ending periods. People need
to chill out while waiting for their kids. You may need a cell phone lot to
coordinate the parents better...
Jun 1, 2014 6:31 AM
74 very limited library parking Jun 1, 2014 6:05 AM
75 student safety! the parking lot located at the rf library/roosevelt is incredibly
dangerous. there is no safe access to the library from the school. crossing in
front of the parking lot entryway is super dangerous for any pedestrian.
Jun 1, 2014 5:02 AM
76 Inadequate parking for library. On street parking already causes congestion. Jun 1, 2014 2:44 AM
77 It seems that a monkey actually did write this survey. Please see above
responses.
May 31, 2014 10:06 PM
78 I frequently use the library and prefer to have parking available close to the
building.
May 31, 2014 10:04 PM
79 difficulty of library parking May 31, 2014 8:11 PM
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80 library parking May 31, 2014 7:58 PM
81 Library use is my primary concern. I have no school-age children. I know that
the middle school thinks that that lot is "theirs" but my taxes pay for the schools
too. The library is used by mothers with young children in strollers and by the
elderly. It seems to me that this library demographic is more in need of close
parking than middle schoolers and their young parents, or people using the
athletic fields. The middle-schoolers also take over the Library after school, so
they are getting a value from the close proximity of the Library as well.
May 31, 2014 2:35 PM
82 There is not enough parking in the immediate area of the library to accommodate
the patrons, many of whom are senior citizens or mothers with young children.
May 31, 2014 2:20 PM
83 The library needs parking space. Residents are discouraged from traveling to the
library due to lack of parking available during the day. Guests need parking
space. Parking lot off school entrance should remain its same size and shared
with library. Parent guests, visitors, emergency student pickup should be able to
use the parking lot by the schools entrance near library. Teachers need parking
space. Angled parking on Oak Street should be established and assigned to
teachers for parking during school hours..
May 31, 2014 2:13 PM
84 Please see 6. Same answer. May 31, 2014 1:53 PM
85 There is not enough parking for library patrons-older citizens and mothers with
small children.
May 31, 2014 1:03 PM
86 My main concern is parking at the Library. I feel that parking lot between the
Library and the school was paid for by the tax payers of River Forest for the
people of River Forest, and not just for the school. To tear it up for a "gathering
place" for a few people for a short time for 180 days of the year, denying its use
to people who cannot walk to the Library is plain stupid.
May 31, 2014 12:59 PM
87 We need more parking for Library patrons ... close to the entrace. May 31, 2014 12:44 PM
88 I do not have any. sometimes I have to walk a block to get to the library or the
school, but I can always find a spot to park, even when there is a school event
going on.
May 31, 2014 12:25 PM
89 I don't really have any. May 31, 2014 10:58 AM
90 It's very difficult to find library parking during the school year during the school
day. The 4 spots in front of the library and the street spots across the street fill
up quickly and there's no room in the school lot.
May 31, 2014 10:28 AM
91 Not enough spaces May 31, 2014 10:25 AM
92 See above May 31, 2014 10:05 AM
93 Answered earlier... May 31, 2014 8:56 AM
94 Library accessibility. May 31, 2014 7:34 AM
95 When my kids were at Roosevelt, I recall difficult parking during, eg, parent May 31, 2014 6:48 AM
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teacher conferences.
96 None May 31, 2014 6:10 AM
97 It would be nice if there was more parking for the library. May 30, 2014 10:10 PM
98 I would like to see the no parking sign removed from the front of my house at
527 Jackson. No one is going to park there except our friends and family
May 30, 2014 9:10 PM
99 If not a resident of River Forest have them pay for parking passes May 30, 2014 8:47 PM
100 When I have picked up my daughter on occasion, it's not currently always
possible to find a place to stand and wait for a few minutes. Circling the primary
area is ridiculous, about as bad as O'Hare. I'm not sufficiently familiar with the
solutions being proposed, but it's hard to imagine that a standing area could be
large enough to accommodate the number of those waiting to pick up kids.
Willard's system seems to work pretty well, however.
May 30, 2014 8:31 PM
101 none May 30, 2014 7:59 PM
102 Student safety, safety of the neighbors, drop in property value and the ability to
enjoy our homes and a general decrease in our standard of living. The proposed
construction of the parking lot on Jackson will make the situation worse as that
traffic will be added to the current one and it will continue after school hours.
Same as #4.
May 30, 2014 7:52 PM
103 The library needs more dedicated, adjacent parking than is currently available,
not less. The new proposal puts much of the library parking even farther away,
and for those with mobility issues, this can be a serious problem. The lightest
dusting of snow makes every step an opportunity for a fall for a person with
compromised balance, and a winter like our last one could make the library
mostly inaccessible to many seniors for a solid five months. Surely when safety
concerns are brought up, this issue should be included.
May 30, 2014 7:48 PM
104 If there is going to be new construction at Roosevelt, a parking structure under a
new gym or new classrooms should be considered. Folks could pay to use it
over the weekends for the tennis club, nearby churches, etc. on the weekends -
similar to OPRF high school.
May 30, 2014 7:42 PM
105 Too much of the school yard is devoted to parking. More space should be
available to students and residents on foot or bike.
May 30, 2014 7:15 PM
106 It should be possible to purchase guest parking passes for the season or year for
daytime parking in excess of two hours. Berwyn has an excellent system.
May 30, 2014 7:08 PM
107 There are few spots for those of us going to the library. There are only 3 spots
for people staying longer than 15 minutes right in front and then limited parking
on Lathrop. I typically go during the day so the other parking and even most of
the street parking tends to be taken by those going to the middle school.
May 30, 2014 7:05 PM
108 While there is not enough parking, most parking is temporary and space
becomes available.
May 30, 2014 6:24 PM
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109 I would like to see more Handicapped Parking for the Public Library moved
closer to the Library entrance, as the distance from the curb to the entry is often
too great a distance for Seniors with disabilities to visit the library. There are so
few parking spaces for the library, it discourages use of such a great resource.
May 30, 2014 6:13 PM
110 For the rest of my answers, see my previous comments. May 30, 2014 6:01 PM
111 Parking causes congestion during school events and tennis club operations.
Mostly along oak st
May 30, 2014 5:50 PM
112 none May 30, 2014 5:11 PM
113 Too many cars for the area and not enough room for everyone to get around. May 30, 2014 4:48 PM
114 none May 30, 2014 4:19 PM
115 Same as precious May 30, 2014 3:14 PM
116 Already addressed in #6 May 30, 2014 2:32 PM
117 none. residents are lazy and spoiled and can't stand the thought of walking a
block to get to the school.
May 30, 2014 2:21 PM
118 I do not have concerns as it is today. This is an urban area and would not expect
to have parking at the door. When I go to oprf if I drive I expect to not park at the
front door and I plan ahead. However I would expect to not be prevented from
parking in front of my which is very near. One proposal potentially would have
called for this as I live near the school.
May 30, 2014 2:14 PM
119 Not adequate parking. May 30, 2014 1:52 PM
120 Student safety, safety of the neighbors, drop in property value and the ability to
enjoy our homes and a general decrease in our standard of living. The proposed
construction of the parking lot on Jackson will make the situation worse as that
traffic will be added to the current one and it will continue after school hours.
Same as #4.
May 30, 2014 1:35 PM
121 Student safety, safety of the neighbors, drop in property value and the ability to
enjoy our homes and a general decrease in our standard of living. The proposed
construction of the parking lot on Jackson will make the situation worse as that
traffic will be added to the current one and it will continue after school hours.
Same as #4.
May 30, 2014 1:33 PM
122 Student safety, safety of the neighbors, drop in property value and the ability to
enjoy our homes and a general decrease in our standard of living. The proposed
construction of the parking lot on Jackson will make the situation worse as that
traffic will be added to the current one and it will continue after school hours.
Same as #4.
May 30, 2014 1:25 PM
123 Student safety, safety of the neighbors, drop in property value and the ability to
enjoy our homes and a general decrease in our standard of living. The proposed
construction of the parking lot on Jackson will make the situation worse as that
traffic will be added to the current one and it will continue after school
May 30, 2014 1:20 PM
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hours.Same as #4.
124 library patrons will need a designated place to park May 30, 2014 1:18 PM
125 none it should be fully allowed during the school year and day May 30, 2014 1:10 PM
126 Too much congestion when cars are parked on both sides of the street
especially on Jackson near Roosevelt school.
May 30, 2014 1:04 PM
127 none. I don't really know because I don't park over there. May 30, 2014 12:30 PM
128 I wo.uld be worried about not having enough parking for the library-or that it
would be too far for senior citizens
May 30, 2014 12:27 PM
129 Ability of seniors in particular but everyone in general to be able to park close to
the library
May 30, 2014 12:26 PM
130 When school is in session, it would help on the 700 Jackson Avenue block going
south to have the teachers park on the west side of the street on the 600 block of
Jackson where the RF Tennis Club is.(west side). This way the residence on the
700 block of Jackson could park in front of their own house and when the kids
are on the playground you would have a better view.
May 30, 2014 12:25 PM
131 I don't like the library parking dividing the school from the fields and adding
additional drivers exiting and entering Lathrop from a second source area. I
already mentioned the other ideas of diagonal parking on Chicago and Quick.
May 30, 2014 12:21 PM
132 none May 30, 2014 12:17 PM
133 None May 30, 2014 12:11 PM
134 parking for the library is insufficient May 30, 2014 12:01 PM
135 Access to the library for me and my grandchildren is challenging. May 30, 2014 11:42 AM
136 Parking is VERY difficult if you are trying to visit the school during school hours,
also when the Tennis club is open it is nearly impossible to travel down Oak
May 30, 2014 11:22 AM
137 As much parking as possible should stay off street or traffic movement and
visibility will be further impacted. Lot between library and school is good as it is.
Additional parking proposed on West side of school as drive through is a good
suggestion to provide even more parking and better access to it.
May 30, 2014 11:17 AM
138 None May 30, 2014 11:09 AM
139 None. I have attended many sporting events at both Centennial Park and
Roosevelt and visit the library frequently and have never had a problem finding
parking a reasonable distance from that area. (within 1/4 block)
May 30, 2014 10:53 AM
140 limited spaces now; will become prohibitive May 30, 2014 10:47 AM
141 See above. May 30, 2014 10:39 AM
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142 Parking is not a major issue. It is sometimes difficult to find parking in the library
lot but you can often street park.
May 30, 2014 10:25 AM
143 There's not enough and it's not safe. May 30, 2014 10:16 AM
144 RFPL was built in the 30's...walking was in fashion and no one has planned for
modern times and cars. Three village institutions need to see how to get with the
times...Valet Parking is not the solution Dominican solved their parking problem
beautifully...it's too bad we can move the Hines lot over here.
May 30, 2014 10:14 AM
145 No concerns May 30, 2014 9:52 AM
146 It is not that hard or bad from PERSONAL experience. Park 50 or 100 feet away
if you have to; leave two or three minutes earlier. Most people I see walking
around could use the exercise.
May 30, 2014 9:49 AM
147 Library-Roosevelt is very congested. In summer increased activity at tennis club
and Roosevelt School a challenge. Cars jockey for position when spaces are
limited.
May 30, 2014 9:47 AM
148 There should be parking only one one side of the street on all streets in this area
during school hours. That also goes for Oak west of Lathrop, which is often only
passable by one car at a time during school hours.
May 30, 2014 9:43 AM
149 Teachers should park south of Quick on Jackson. They should not be allowed to
park on the southside of Quick between Jackson and Lathrop to allow for ease of
traffic.
May 30, 2014 9:42 AM
150 None May 30, 2014 9:40 AM
151 I have already commented on this. May 30, 2014 9:40 AM
152 None May 30, 2014 9:22 AM
153 need sufficient library parking, including close enough for people with strollers
and toddlers
May 30, 2014 9:15 AM
154 no parking at anytime should ever be allowed on Chicago & Lathrop May 30, 2014 9:09 AM
155 reasonable safe access to the facilities.. library, school, parks and fields. May 30, 2014 9:05 AM
156 People who don't pay attention to where they are supposed to park. Roosevelt
and Library staff should have adequate parking.
May 30, 2014 9:01 AM
157 People park illegally and not in marked spaces. May 30, 2014 8:59 AM
158 My primary concern is to have enough parking for the public library use Also too
much traffic in that atea
May 30, 2014 8:54 AM
159 I AVOID PARKING IN THE SCHOOL LOTS OFF OF LATHROP AT ALL COSTS
BECAUSE THEY ARE SO DANGEROUS AND CHALLENGING TO NAVIGATE.
I ALWAYS USE STREET PARKING ON JACKSON OR ALONG LATHROP.
May 30, 2014 8:50 AM
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160 Don't have children at Roosevelt so don't know parking issues related to,school
events, etc. but parking for library is not very available.
May 30, 2014 8:48 AM
161 I don't think it is a problem. I never have to park to far away. May 30, 2014 8:47 AM
162 My biggest concern is that if you increase parking, more will come and that will
only increase traffic and congestion. I do think it is important to continue to
provide parking for Roosevelt teachers, drop off access on Oak (as now), and
parking for those using the library.
May 30, 2014 8:46 AM
163 Parking is not ample in lots, but if people plan ahead they can park on the street
and/or walk.
May 30, 2014 8:44 AM
164 Need parking for the library!!!!!! it is a public institution used by all, including the
elderly for whom close parking is essential
May 30, 2014 8:41 AM
165 I am very concerned that many of the plans advocate a greater reliance on street
parking. There is already a big shortage in street parking on Lathrop due to
events at not only the library and Roosevelt, but also St Luke's. Let's revisit the
idea of making Oak a one way street with diagonal parking. Let's consider also
doing it with Quick as well. Street parking, as it currently stands, is not a viable
solution.
May 30, 2014 8:35 AM
166 SErvice access for residents must be respected. Angled parking of any kind will
permanently turn our streets into 24-7 parking lots and bring housing values
down, plus it is dangerous. But if angled parking is proposed at all, keep it on
Quick street, which is less travelled (since it dead-ends into Lathrop) and there
are far fewer pedestrians during school hours than on Oak street.
May 30, 2014 8:33 AM
167 Please see above. May 30, 2014 8:29 AM
168 Parking along Chicago Ave. can cause visibility concerns where Chicago
intersects Jackson.
May 30, 2014 8:23 AM
169 Keep parking at Roosevelt - too many cars in the area for teachers to be parking
in the neighborhood.
May 30, 2014 8:22 AM
170 Ease of dropping off kids at school (at both regular and unscheduled times),
returning books to the library (not having to park to do this would alleviate a huge
inconvenience), and safety for those on foot.
May 30, 2014 8:17 AM
171 congestion on Lathrop May 30, 2014 8:17 AM
172 Parking On Jackson should be restricted immediately North and South of the
intersection at Chicago. People park very close to the intersection which
impedes visibility.
May 30, 2014 8:13 AM
173 1) There are not enough parking spaces on Lathrop to accommodate library
patrons. 2) There are not enough parking spaces in the lot between the library
and Roosevelt School to accommodate library patrons during the school day. 3)
In both of those locations, there are probably more parking spaces than
necessary designated for handicapped users. (I am a heavy user of the library
and I use the library at various hours of the day, so I observe that it is rare that
May 30, 2014 8:07 AM
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the handicapped parking spaces are used.) I acknowledge that we need to have
some such spaces--but in my opinion, four (two to three on the street Lathrop
and one in the parking lot) is too many. There is probably a regulation about the
number of such spaces; that said, couldn't the library and Roosevelt School test
the use and analyze whether this many spaces are needed? Even converting
one handicapped space to a non-handicapped space would be a benefit. 4)
Roosevelt School blocks off several places in the parking lot it shares with the
library, preventing motorists from parking or even backing up in them. I
understand why they do it (I guess), but the net effect is that it further reduces
the parking space in that lot.
174 None May 30, 2014 8:02 AM
175 Not enough parking for residents using the library. May 30, 2014 8:01 AM
176 INSUFFICIENT PARKING FOR THE LIBRARY! May 30, 2014 8:00 AM
177 Library parking is insufficient. Parking restrictions on Lathrop and Chicago force
library patrons to park on Jackson and walk. Not ideal.
May 30, 2014 8:00 AM
178 It is very hard to find a spot most of the time if you want to use the library. I'm
sure it is also difficult for those visiting the school.
May 30, 2014 7:58 AM
179 My major concern (having served on the RF Library Board for 6 years) is to
provide ample parking for the patrons of the library. I know that the lot to the
south of the library belongs to the school district, but I'm concerned that if that lot
is no longer available at various times, there will be even less parking for library
goers.
May 30, 2014 7:58 AM
180 Parking by teachers and library staff on Jackson create a bottle-neck for traffic
on Jackson during drop off and pick up. Cars parked there cause a danger for
students who are not visible because of parked cars. Parking On Oak street for
patrons using the Tennis Club creates congestion during the summer months.
Two way traffic is impossible, annoying and dangerous on Oak Street. The
library needs parking away from the school, but adjacent to their building.
Parking next to a school is dangerous. Cars pulling in and out of a busy parking
lot while children are running around in outside Gym or coming or going to
school is extremely dangerous and bad planning. Parking should be made
available just north of the library.
May 30, 2014 7:56 AM
181 Parking on Lathrop is counterproductive May 30, 2014 7:53 AM
182 see #1 and 4 May 30, 2014 7:50 AM
183 I think the biggest concern is that the largest of the 3 parking lots off Lathrop is
difficult to navigate. The access to the parking spots is perpendicular to the
street and too narrow. It's difficult or impossible to tell from the street whether
there are any available parking spots, which means its very often the case that
one car after another enters the lot, finds no parking, and has to do a three-point
turn and exit again.
May 30, 2014 7:50 AM
184 None May 30, 2014 7:48 AM
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185 Lack of library parking. May 30, 2014 7:45 AM
186 Never enough :) May 30, 2014 7:42 AM
187 for events, there's not enough safe parking. May 30, 2014 7:42 AM
188 Parking is not the primary issue. May 30, 2014 7:40 AM
189 RF parking issues are minor May 30, 2014 7:39 AM
190 None. May 30, 2014 7:36 AM
191 School staff use all library parking May 30, 2014 7:36 AM
192 When parking is at a premium, disrespectful drivers often block private
driveways.
May 30, 2014 7:36 AM
193 It is difficult and dangerous to weave around cars parked on-street. May 30, 2014 7:32 AM
194 If the plaza project moves forward there won't be enough street parking to
access the library and school if you are a visitor
May 30, 2014 7:32 AM
195 No concerns May 30, 2014 7:30 AM
196 only a problem at peak school hours May 30, 2014 7:27 AM
197 need more parking around the school and library, use some of the park on the
Jackson side for employees
May 30, 2014 7:26 AM
198 Parking is atrocious, especially around the library. May 30, 2014 7:22 AM
199 ok as is. May 30, 2014 7:18 AM
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1 I have no difficulty finding parking at any time. A drive through book drop would
help relieve short term parking needs on Lathrop.
Jun 16, 2014 10:02 PM
2 Parking in the area is busy all year, but especially in the warmer months when
the use of the park district fields coincides with school and tennis club use.
Although, winter months can be difficult to find parking, since less people are
walking or riding their bikes.
Jun 16, 2014 9:59 PM
3 Concerns are essentially year round, seven days a week, from early morning to
late evening. All three of the public bodies in th e PRI District provide a variety
of educational and recreational services to, and facilities for the use of, Village
residents of all ages, from toddler and pre-school to senior citizen during those
periods. These services and facilities include: (a)School-day educational
services for middle school students (Roosevelt); (b)Late afternoon, evening,
and weekend enrichment and extra-curricular programming and meetings
(Library and Roosevelt); (c)Day-time, evening, and weekend recreational
facilities and sports-related activities for all residents (Park District and
Roosevelt); (d)Daytime, evening, and weekend library services and programs
for residents of all ages (Library); and (e)Daytime, evening, and weekend
meeting facilities and programs (Library and Roosevelt). Consequently, the
facilities of one or more of the three public bodies are in use seven days a week,
from early morning to late evening. Frequently, events at two or three of the
public bodies overlap. Lack of adequate and contiguous off-street parking is a
particular problem for senior citizens with limited mobility who regularly use the
Library.
Jun 16, 2014 3:36 PM
4 During school and library events. During the school day for caregivers needing
to drop off items at the school or pick up a sick child, and for library patrons.
Jun 16, 2014 2:53 PM
5 Dual use of Roosevelt Gym by Park District means negative impact to senior,
young family and limited mobility Library patrons (who are among those groups
most likely to be severely impacted by lack of adjacent parking) anytime Gym is
being used. Summer time usage by RFTC also impacts Oak.
Jun 16, 2014 12:07 PM
6 Parking seems to be insufficient during big events. If parking shortages occur
during a few single big events during the year, I would say that people will just
have to be patient and walk a little farther. With proper drop-off for seniors, the
parking could be safe for everyone. We should not build parking or create curb
cuts just to handle a few big events per year. If parking shortages occur when
two events take place at the same time, perhaps the Library, School, Park
District, and Tennis Club could coordinate schedules just a little effort and try to
avoid event overlaps whenever possible. This type of Common Calendar
coordination takes place between the PTO Organizations at Lincoln, Willard, and
Roosevelt schools with respect to a much greater number of activities. If, at the
very least, the Library, School, and Park District could inform each other about
scheduled events and avoid overlap when possible, that might help parking
problems during big events.
Jun 16, 2014 11:41 AM
7 My parking concerns are two fold, and address two different aspects of parking:
1. From a Zoning Requirement -- Per the Zoning Code (if my calculations are
correct), parking requirements by institution are: RFPL - 40 spaces (based on
square footage of 10,000 sq. feet) D90 - 46 spaces (based on staff of 92 and not
Jun 16, 2014 9:12 AM
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including the 1997 agreement of 50 spots) RFTC - unknown 2. From a "load"
requirement. These concerns are identical to my traffic and congestion concerns
are both general in nature and specific to a certain time. If one looks at a
calendar and "overlays" the "specific" schedules of each institution, a "general"
concern develops.... D90 - 7 AM - 4 PM (ish) weekdays August - June, 7 AM -
12 Noon weekdays June - July, selected (at least 30?) evenings through out the
school year RFPD - Winter - basketball at North gym (weekend/evening); Spring
- softball/soccer at Dani Tyler/Centennial (weekend/evening); Summer -
miscellaneous programs; Fall - soccer (weekend/evening); program guesstimate:
significant. RFPL - Open 7 days a week (M-F 9-9, Sat 9-5, Sun 1-5: Sept-May),
with many day (young reader, elder, community), after school (tween, elder,
community) and evening (elder, community) programs; program guesstimate -
significant. RFTC - Open actively during summer season of May - September,
with limited activity in April and Oct/Nov and winter activity Dec - Feb (skating
rink); membership of 225 families, X number of adult/teen annual memberships;
summer activities include 12 Sat. night events, 2 - 5 Thursday night swim team
competitions (with 100+ additional attendees); 10 Sat-Sun. large scale summer
tennis tournaments, 1 junior Chicagoland summer tennis event, 1 autumn
Collegiate tennis tournament (hosting 5-10 university teams), Monday night and
Tuesday night summer tennis team intra-squad competitions; number of events:
significant. Individually, each of these institutional commitments -- each of which
is terrific and vibrant in their own right -- taxes the available parking per their
stated zoning obligation. Combined, they create a "load" obligation which is
quite taxing to the area and community beyond.
8 Concerns are essentially year round, seven days a week, from early morning to
late evening. All three of these public bodies provide a variety of educational and
recreational services to, and facilities for the use of, Village residents of all ages,
from toddler and pre-school to senior citizen during those periods. These
services and facilities include: (a)School-day educational services for middle
school students (Roosevelt); (b)Late afternoon, evening, and weekend
enrichment and extra-curricular programming and meetings (Library and
Roosevelt); (c)Day-time, evening, and weekend recreational facilities and
sports-related activities for all residents (Park District and Roosevelt); (d)
Daytime, evening, and weekend library services and programs for residents of all
ages (Library); and (e)Daytime, evening, and weekend meeting facilities and
programs (Library and Roosevelt). Consequently, the facilities of one or more of
the three public bodies are in use seven days a week, from early morning to late
evening. Frequently, events at two or three of the public bodies overlap. Lack of
adequate and contiguous off-street parking is a particular problem for senior
citizens with limited mobility who regularly use the Library.
Jun 16, 2014 6:44 AM
9 all day... Jun 16, 2014 2:26 AM
10 My main concern is to have more parking for anyone wanting to use the library,
at any time they want to. Often on school days it is hard to park near the library.
Jun 16, 2014 12:08 AM
11 Some of the above issues are issues only during the school year or during times
when the park district fields are being used.
Jun 15, 2014 9:44 PM
12 Um, wasn't this already asked? Jun 15, 2014 8:45 PM
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13 Already answered. Jun 15, 2014 8:10 AM
14 General Jun 12, 2014 1:57 PM
15 My concern is for parking in general for the users of the public library, if the so
called "north parking lot" is closed.
Jun 12, 2014 10:43 AM
16 My concerns are for library use Jun 12, 2014 4:55 AM
17 My concerns are in general. Jun 11, 2014 6:03 PM
18 all year Jun 11, 2014 3:23 PM
19 all year Jun 11, 2014 3:03 PM
20 In general, it is hard to find parking spots for the library between 9:30 and 11:00
a.m. during the school year.
Jun 11, 2014 12:57 PM
21 See above. Jun 11, 2014 12:29 PM
22 n/a Jun 11, 2014 6:42 AM
23 Convenient parking for use of the library during the school year can be difficult to
find during the school day.
Jun 10, 2014 4:46 PM
24 Parking is already a challenge most of the time. Jun 10, 2014 12:23 PM
25 I do not want the parking for the library to be taken away. Jun 10, 2014 11:09 AM
26 Library, limited parking. Often go to Forest Park or Oak Park libraries Jun 10, 2014 9:48 AM
27 See above. Jun 10, 2014 8:50 AM
28 I have fortunately only had to come and get my child for illness twice. Both times
I was unable to find parking and had to park illegally to enter the building. This
was obviously during school hours so to me that would be the time to have a
couple of spaces designated to 15-minute parking or something of the like.
Jun 10, 2014 8:29 AM
29 Specific per point 2 Jun 9, 2014 10:17 PM
30 Already addressed Jun 8, 2014 5:36 PM
31 Winter and raining times is the most difficult. Snow removal should be
coordinated with the PD, RF School District and Village. This is a no brainer and
a perfect opportunity for intergovernmental cooperation.
Jun 8, 2014 8:17 AM
32 During school hours. Jun 8, 2014 6:55 AM
33 My concerns are for the residents of River Forest. I believe we are putting too
much emphasis on the discreet needs of ten to fourteen year-old children at the
expense of a less organized but equally deserving general population. The
schools and parks both serve our children well. Only the library serves the
general population. Readily accessible access to it is key to its continued
Jun 7, 2014 7:07 PM
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viability.
34 more so during school year. Jun 6, 2014 7:25 AM
35 My concerns on Student safety are during school hours. I do oppose have a 24/7
parking lot to accommodate activity after school hours due to the numerous
reasons I mentioned earlier plus the elimination of a large play area for the
students and the elimination of green space. Having the parking on Jackson
Street makes no sense for the senior citizens who use the library. This lot is over
black away from the library and other main entrances. Why would you make a
senior citizen walk over block during the winter months?
Jun 5, 2014 10:52 AM
36 Parking at the library during the week days is the biggest problems. Jun 5, 2014 7:47 AM
37 All my previous comments speak to this. Jun 5, 2014 7:12 AM
38 N/A Jun 4, 2014 10:05 AM
39 Summer is the worst time. I do se people ride bikes in the area. Jun 4, 2014 6:36 AM
40 Parking is a problem during school pick up time and when there are events at
the school.
Jun 3, 2014 8:41 PM
41 General Jun 3, 2014 5:46 PM
42 general in nature Jun 3, 2014 3:46 PM
43 None. Jun 3, 2014 12:05 PM
44 Parking will always be difficult for special events at Roosevelt- I don't think there
is a good solution for that situation. However the daily parking issues should be
able to be resolved.
Jun 3, 2014 9:13 AM
45 As the building secretary at Roosevelt I have remained neutral during this past
two years. I look out on the parking lot from 7:45 AM until 4 PM daily. When the
revised plans came out moving the playground to this area, I was thrilled. It
made the most sense based on foot traffic. The closest distance between two
points is a straight line. Children and adults do not use the sidewalks. They cut
across the parking lot and most times are not looking. I have witnessed near
misses and fender benders. Parking, to me, is more of an issue in the
evenings for events and on the weekends. However, people seem to be more
accepting of having to walk further during those times for some reason. They
are in more of a hurry during the week.
Jun 3, 2014 4:48 AM
46 They are of concern during the school year, in the summer during summer
programs, during and around sporting events.
Jun 2, 2014 8:04 PM
47 I have previously expressed my views. Jun 2, 2014 7:21 PM
48 Roosevelt parking is seasonal. Library parking is constant. Sports teams using
the park also seasonal and time related.
Jun 2, 2014 12:44 PM
49 most times. Jun 2, 2014 11:30 AM
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50 No Jun 2, 2014 11:05 AM
51 After school and early evenings, Saturdays, used to be difficult times to find
parking. Now that I live close to the library I can walk there, so parking isn't an
issue for me anymore.
Jun 2, 2014 10:31 AM
52 Whenever there is an event at one of the sites, parking is a problem. I am
opposed to reducing the number of parking spaces on site.
Jun 2, 2014 9:37 AM
53 See above. Jun 2, 2014 9:24 AM
54 All the time for the library Jun 2, 2014 9:22 AM
55 Parking is very difficult when parents are picking children up at Roosevelt
School, and the street is very congested.
Jun 2, 2014 8:30 AM
56 Sometimes parking is hard to find when there is an event such as teachers
meeting and shows.
Jun 1, 2014 10:16 PM
57 It is a nightmare to try to get down the street during Tennis club season with
parking on both sides of the street and car doors opening and closing and
parents unloading children on the street side!
Jun 1, 2014 7:31 PM
58 Access to the library during school hours, and the safety of students as they
enter and leave.
Jun 1, 2014 7:27 PM
59 During school hours and when events are going on at school. Jun 1, 2014 7:15 PM
60 Limited to special events, especially Roosevelt sporting events, concerts, etc. Jun 1, 2014 7:03 PM
61 it is always. Jun 1, 2014 3:25 PM
62 Very occasionally there is a problem with the library Jun 1, 2014 3:03 PM
63 My concerns on Student safety are during school hours. I do oppose have a 24/7
parking lot to accommodate activity after school hours due to the numerous
reasons I mentioned earlier plus the elimination of a large play area for the
students and the elimination of green space. Having the parking on Jackson
Street makes no sense for the senior citizens who use the library. This lot is over
black away from the library and other main entrances. Why would you make a
senior citizen walk over block during the winter months?
Jun 1, 2014 1:57 PM
64 None Jun 1, 2014 9:43 AM
65 When school is in session, when organized sports programs are taking place in
the park, when there are programs in the library, and when tennis club activities
begin in the morning and when there are tennis club activities in the evening.
Jun 1, 2014 8:46 AM
66 General, but school year is obviously worse than when schools not in session. Jun 1, 2014 7:58 AM
67 Parking and dropoff concerns are limited to peak usage by school and park
district.
Jun 1, 2014 7:56 AM
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68 see above. Also, please keep in mind that the issue of parking and traffic are
very different in the summer months, with the Tennis club open, when
Roosevelt's summer school is NOT in session and two way traffic and parking on
both sides of the street is allowed. A parking and traffic flow solution should
work for year round needs of the area.
Jun 1, 2014 7:20 AM
69 I am a grandparent. I avoid the "rush" hour congestion Jun 1, 2014 6:31 AM
70 major problem during school year, during school day. Jun 1, 2014 6:05 AM
71 at all times of day. Jun 1, 2014 5:02 AM
72 I frequently use the library and prefer to have parking available close to the
building.
May 31, 2014 10:04 PM
73 specific to school days and events May 31, 2014 8:11 PM
74 The lot seems to be full during the lunch time (parents monitoring the cafeteria?)
and then after-school. Saturday varies. If there is any event at the school that
requires parents during the day or evening it is full. They have made it
impossible even to turn your car around in the lot when the lot is full. Backing
out onto Lathrop is nuts.
May 31, 2014 2:35 PM
75 As already addressed, they are specific to the school year. There will always be
specific events hosted by the school, the library and the tennis club. This is to
be expected. It's the hassle of trying to navigate the village on a daily basis
during the school year that is frustrating.
May 31, 2014 2:20 PM
76 See my statements above. May 31, 2014 2:13 PM
77 Parking at the library is also difficult. Parking at the school is generally only a
problem when there are events involving multiple families.
May 31, 2014 1:53 PM
78 obviously worse during roosevelt school year but still congested in summer. May 31, 2014 1:03 PM
79 See above. May 31, 2014 12:59 PM
80 There have been times I've been unable to go to the Library because there was
no parking available - usually during school hours or when there was an event at
the school. I realize this was an unusual winter, but there was even less
parking this winter since parking spaces will filled with snow (both in the lot and
on the street).
May 31, 2014 12:44 PM
81 I feel that there is adequate parking. May 31, 2014 12:25 PM
82 I've already answered this. May 31, 2014 10:58 AM
83 my concerns are most heightened during school hours, especially 815am, lunch
time, 320pm. and the fact that it is difficult to use the library for a brief book drop
or pickup.
May 31, 2014 10:36 AM
84 Only during the school year, particularly cold winter months when we can't
walk/stroller to the library.
May 31, 2014 10:28 AM
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85 See above May 31, 2014 10:05 AM
86 Answered earlier... I have not had trouble getting to the library at any time of
day.
May 31, 2014 8:56 AM
87 Weekdays from about 8-4 there is often no parking available close to the library.
I take my grandchildren to storytimes and like to park close, and where we don't
have to cross busy streets.
May 31, 2014 7:34 AM
88 Liberalize areas of parking during times when many parents are at Roosevelt May 31, 2014 6:48 AM
89 around time of school letting out and school events. May 30, 2014 10:10 PM
90 No May 30, 2014 9:10 PM
91 none May 30, 2014 8:47 PM
92 Pick-ups and drop-offs. May 30, 2014 8:31 PM
93 Probably shouldn't allow parking on Lathrop during school start and end times May 30, 2014 7:59 PM
94 My concerns on Student safety are during school hours. I do oppose have a 24/7
parking lot to accommodate activity after school hours due to the numerous
reasons I mentioned earlier plus the elimination of a large play area for the
students and the elimination of green space. Having the parking on Jackson
Street makes no sense for the senior citizens who use the library. This lot is over
black away from the library and other main entrances. Why would you make a
senior citizen walk over block during the winter months?
May 30, 2014 7:52 PM
95 Library parking is often difficult during school hours, and can be impossible if
there is a school event. There is nowhere to park even to just use the drop-off
slot.
May 30, 2014 7:48 PM
96 general May 30, 2014 7:42 PM
97 All year May 30, 2014 7:15 PM
98 During the day going to the library May 30, 2014 7:05 PM
99 The specific time is during school hours May 30, 2014 6:24 PM
100 Mainly, weekday, daytime and summertime hours. May 30, 2014 6:13 PM
101 Yes, see above May 30, 2014 5:50 PM
102 It is hard to drop something off at the library or school. I wish there were a few
more spots for quick drop offs.
May 30, 2014 5:11 PM
103 none May 30, 2014 4:19 PM
104 Same as previous, all during school entry and release times May 30, 2014 3:14 PM
105 Specific, not enough spaces especially after snow starts, rest of time is around May 30, 2014 2:32 PM
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3pm weekdays. Events not a big problem, they are often in the evening, no
problem. Once again it's when school gets out.
106 Specific to school event parking May 30, 2014 2:14 PM
107 It is especially bad in the afternoons. May 30, 2014 1:52 PM
108 My concerns on Student safety are during school hours. I do oppose have a 24/7
parking lot to accommodate activity after school hours due to the numerous
reasons I mentioned earlier plus the elimination of a large play area for the
students and the elimination of green space. Having the parking on Jackson
Street makes no sense for the senior citizens who use the library. This lot is over
black away from the library and other main entrances. Why would you make a
senior citizen walk over block during the winter months?
May 30, 2014 1:35 PM
109 My concerns on Student safety are during school hours. I do oppose have a 24/7
parking lot to accommodate activity after school hours due to the numerous
reasons I mentioned earlier plus the elimination of a large play area for the
students and the elimination of green space. Having the parking on Jackson
Street makes no sense for the senior citizens who use the library. This lot is over
black away from the library and other main entrances. Why would you make a
senior citizen walk over block during the winter months?
May 30, 2014 1:33 PM
110 My concerns on Student safety are during school hours. I do oppose have a 24/7
parking lot to accommodate activity after school hours due to the numerous
reasons I mentioned earlier plus the elimination of a large play area for the
students and the elimination of green space. Having the parking on Jackson
Street makes no sense for the senior citizens who use the library. This lot is over
black away from the library and other main entrances. Why would you make a
senior citizen walk over block during the winter months?
May 30, 2014 1:25 PM
111 My concerns on Student safety are during school hours. I do oppose have a 24/7
parking lot to accommodate activity after school hours due to the numerous
reasons I mentioned earlier plus the elimination of a large play area for the
students and the elimination of green space. Having the parking on Jackson
Street makes no sense for the senior citizens who use the library. This lot is over
black away from the library and other main entrances. Why would you make a
senior citizen walk over block during the winter months?
May 30, 2014 1:20 PM
112 specific for the library and need space for all of the year May 30, 2014 1:18 PM
113 see above May 30, 2014 1:10 PM
114 During school days plus some weekends when there is a game. May 30, 2014 1:04 PM
115 n/a May 30, 2014 12:30 PM
116 general May 30, 2014 12:27 PM
117 Things are worse when school is in session or events are occurring on the ball
fields
May 30, 2014 12:26 PM
118 You can't see when crossing Chicago Ave when cars are parked in front of the May 30, 2014 12:25 PM
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playground.
119 Whenever children are present May 30, 2014 12:21 PM
120 no May 30, 2014 12:17 PM
121 None May 30, 2014 12:11 PM
122 library parking scarcity is all the time May 30, 2014 12:01 PM
123 General, but worst at school dismissal time. May 30, 2014 11:42 AM
124 School hours, summer when the tennis club is open. May 30, 2014 11:22 AM
125 General concerns May 30, 2014 11:17 AM
126 N/A May 30, 2014 11:09 AM
127 No concerns. May 30, 2014 10:53 AM
128 see previous May 30, 2014 10:47 AM
129 See above. May 30, 2014 10:39 AM
130 no May 30, 2014 10:25 AM
131 during the crowded periods May 30, 2014 10:16 AM
132 See above May 30, 2014 10:14 AM
133 No concerns May 30, 2014 9:52 AM
134 Safety has to be paramount and I am not aware we have had enough real
problems. I do not have concerns about parking I have concerns people are
getting ready to take the path of least resistance instead of acknowledging how
valuable open green space is.
May 30, 2014 9:49 AM
135 as said May 30, 2014 9:47 AM
136 Before and after school. Also, the "temporary" spaces for parents when they're
running into the school office to pick up or drop off something are too far from the
entrance.
May 30, 2014 9:43 AM
137 During school and school events May 30, 2014 9:42 AM
138 None May 30, 2014 9:40 AM
139 There are many sporting and other events around the park, in the library, and in
the school, as well as occasionally at the tennis club. This always causes
congestion of which I am sure you are well aware. All of this needs to be taken
into consideration, not just the needs of the school.
May 30, 2014 9:40 AM
140 N/A May 30, 2014 9:22 AM
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141 weekends, events at the park - but mostly, during the day (week days) May 30, 2014 9:15 AM
142 general May 30, 2014 9:09 AM
143 reasonable safe access to the facilities.. library, school, parks and fields. Clearly
the challenges seem to be during high flow times ( school days during drop off
and pick up ). There is not enough parking now for special events and there will
not be enough when the new configuration is completed so i believe the
community plan needs to focus on solving the normal daily flows.
May 30, 2014 9:05 AM
144 the are worse during heavy snowfall and in fall. May 30, 2014 9:01 AM
145 Only during certain time. May 30, 2014 8:59 AM
146 At times I have ridden around and around looking for a space to just drop off
books
May 30, 2014 8:54 AM
147 YES- ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL AROUND ROOSEVELT MAKES ACCESS TO
PARKING DUE TO CONGESTION VERY CHALLENGING.
May 30, 2014 8:50 AM
148 Traffic issues more problematic during school arrival and departure times. May 30, 2014 8:48 AM
149 No concerns. May 30, 2014 8:47 AM
150 Most concerns are general. Again: my biggest concern is that increasing parking
will only increase traffic, congestion and risk as more cars maneuver in and out
of the inevitably limited parking.
May 30, 2014 8:46 AM
151 General May 30, 2014 8:44 AM
152 The parking situation on Lathrop is horrible throughout the school year. In the
summer, the issue lets up. Don't forget to consider St Luke's in your plans.
May 30, 2014 8:35 AM
153 Whenever the library, school or RFTC have events, the streets fill up with
parking, and when those events end all the attendees head to their cars at the
same time. This is inevitable. Traffic and safety could be improved with one
way flow through access to school parking lots as well as the Tennis club
parking lot. If you intend to reconfigure Quick Street for parking, consider making
it a one way street going west; consider building a one-way car entrance to the
Club from Quick street (near the corner of Quick and Lathrop), with a one-way
exit onto Lathrop, where their two-way entrance is now. This would create a
smoother flow of traffic on Lathrop, with fewer cars holding up southbound
Lathrop traffic as they wait for an opportunity to enter the Lathrop entrance of the
club.
May 30, 2014 8:33 AM
154 Please see above. May 30, 2014 8:29 AM
155 Concerns are primary to dropoff/pickup hours at Roosevelt and events at
Centennial Park concurrent with rush hour traffic.
May 30, 2014 8:23 AM
156 General in nature May 30, 2014 8:17 AM
157 school hors May 30, 2014 8:17 AM
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158 Ongoing problem during the school year and when the park is being used for
sports.
May 30, 2014 8:13 AM
159 See my answer to Q7 May 30, 2014 8:07 AM
160 Library parking needs to improve. May 30, 2014 8:01 AM
161 No issues. May 30, 2014 8:00 AM
162 When Roosevelt is NOT in session, parking for the library is fine. When
Roosevelt is in session and also when there are teams playing on Centennial,
library parking is impossible.
May 30, 2014 8:00 AM
163 Mostly right after school lets out for the day. May 30, 2014 7:58 AM
164 Seasonal May 30, 2014 7:56 AM
165 genertal May 30, 2014 7:53 AM
166 see #1 and 4 May 30, 2014 7:50 AM
167 This mainly seems to be a problem when the school is used for sporting events
or music/theater performances. Evenings and weekends.
May 30, 2014 7:50 AM
168 General in nature: None of the streets are very wide. Most of the cars are large.
Not trying to be flip but too many kids are driven to school.
May 30, 2014 7:49 AM
169 na May 30, 2014 7:48 AM
170 During school hours May 30, 2014 7:45 AM
171 parking general. May 30, 2014 7:42 AM
172 Library May 30, 2014 7:39 AM
173 Library parking inadequate 10 months. Parents are discouraged from visiting the
school because of no parking. During inclement weather students move between
cars in traffic to get to cars caught in congestion.
May 30, 2014 7:36 AM
174 When parking is at a premium, disrespectful drivers often block private
driveways.
May 30, 2014 7:36 AM
175 On-street parking should be reduced and prevented as much as possible. May 30, 2014 7:32 AM
176 In general May 30, 2014 7:32 AM
177 No concerns May 30, 2014 7:30 AM
178 see above May 30, 2014 7:27 AM
179 school time for sure May 30, 2014 7:26 AM
180 When Roosevelt is in session and an event (such as story time) is going on in May 30, 2014 7:22 AM
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the library, parking is terrible. We have often missed library events because the
parking lot is full, as is street parking on Lathrop and Jackson.
181 see above May 30, 2014 7:18 AM
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1 The streets are empty. I have no difficulty finding parking at any time. Jun 16, 2014 10:02 PM
2 Out of respect for the residents in the area it would be great to find some parking
that is not right in front of their homes all day long.
Jun 16, 2014 9:59 PM
3 Parking on surrounding streets is difficult for senior citizens with limited mobility,
and raises concerns for children crossing between parked cars, etc.
Jun 16, 2014 3:36 PM
4 Somewhat unsightly. Jun 16, 2014 12:07 PM
5 Parking in streets surrounding the primary area is fine except for the block of
Oak between Lathrop and Ashland. It is very congested at pick-up and drop-off
because it lies between Lincoln School and Roosevelt School and also handles
St. Luke's traffic. I would prohibit parking / waiting / pick-up and drop-off here
from 7:30am to 9am and from 2:30 to 4pm.
Jun 16, 2014 11:41 AM
6 The load obligation placed on the primary area by the sited institutions exceeds
available parking and thus, by necessity, the streets/homes/residents in the
surrounding area must absorb the excess parking needs of the institutions in the
primary area.
Jun 16, 2014 9:12 AM
7 kids crossing the street..in between cars Jun 16, 2014 2:26 AM
8 Don't make it more congested for property owners that already live in the area.
Contain the parking as close to the facilities as possible, so it doesn't overflow
into the surrounding blocks.
Jun 16, 2014 12:08 AM
9 Please see #7 above. Jun 15, 2014 9:44 PM
10 When parking is allowed on both sides of a two way street it is impossible and
even dangerous in the dark, to have to cars pass at the same time
Jun 15, 2014 8:45 PM
11 Already answered. Jun 15, 2014 8:10 AM
12 I have often foregone attending events as there was no parking available. Jun 12, 2014 1:57 PM
13 I am concern that parking on the streets in the area surrounding the public library
will be overcrowded and will mean having to seek on- street parking many blocks
away from the library, if the, so called "north parking lot" is closed.
Jun 12, 2014 10:43 AM
14 my primary concern is the safety of the villagers - that there are no obstructed
views so that parents can see their kids.
Jun 11, 2014 6:03 PM
15 None, parking is readily available on the street Jun 11, 2014 3:23 PM
16 No concerns. There is plenty of open parking spaces throughout this area. Jun 11, 2014 3:03 PM
17 Neighbors of Roosevelt should not have to put up with the increased on-street
parking that will result from the closing of the North lot and the proposed traffic
changes.
Jun 11, 2014 12:29 PM
18 I don't even attempt to since the main Roosevelt lot is always full and the small
lot further south (on Lathrop) is a logistical nightmare.
Jun 11, 2014 6:42 AM
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19 Availability. Jun 10, 2014 12:23 PM
20 same Jun 10, 2014 9:48 AM
21 See above. Jun 10, 2014 8:50 AM
22 I have no concerns. For instance Monroe is 1-2 blocks, and most times there is
parking space available in my block (700 block).
Jun 9, 2014 10:17 PM
23 Residents have to bear the brunt of parking in front of their homes when there
are other opportunities to add on-street parking that is not directly in front of their
homes.
Jun 8, 2014 8:17 AM
24 Ample parking but the snow made it very challenging this winter when parking to
pick up a middle school student.
Jun 8, 2014 6:55 AM
25 See my comment above. By putting more cars in to the streets and constructing
a parking lot on Jackson Avenue the situation gets worse for the immediate
neighbors. However, spreading the parking beyond the primary areas will help
ease come of the congestion and it will not be as punitive as it is currently to the
immediate neighbors of the school.
Jun 5, 2014 10:52 AM
26 I park at home. Jun 5, 2014 7:47 AM
27 The more cars we put into planned parking lots the better the situation for the
whole community. Unfortunately, the neighbors in this region will always have to
tolerate a certain number of cars on the street around their homes. It should be
the least possible.
Jun 5, 2014 7:12 AM
28 I have none Jun 4, 2014 10:05 AM
29 There already rules about parking there...library etc. Jun 4, 2014 6:36 AM
30 Not enough parking. Jun 3, 2014 8:41 PM
31 None Jun 3, 2014 5:46 PM
32 That it will become more congested. Unfortunately, most of the surrounding
streets are too narrow now to have traffic flow with parking on both sides.
Jun 3, 2014 3:46 PM
33 None. Jun 3, 2014 12:05 PM
34 Again, child safety. That is my number one concern. Jun 2, 2014 8:04 PM
35 None, except for providing adequate parking for the public library. Jun 2, 2014 7:21 PM
36 Since there is so little lot parking, I think the only answer is that the surrounding
neighborhood pick up some of the overflow. But I think that should be done in a
moderated fashion, and that Roosevelt should do its best to maximize their
parking for the teachers and parents. It is a reality of living in a close-in
community that space is at a premium. We hopefully don't have to search for
hours for a parking spot like living in the city, but we can't build all the parking
lots we want, like Wheaton might, either.
Jun 2, 2014 12:44 PM
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37 I generally have no concerns about parking in streets in surrounding areas and I
live right off the perimeter.
Jun 2, 2014 12:11 PM
38 shouldn't be on both sides of street on Oak between Jackson and Lathrop Jun 2, 2014 11:30 AM
39 None Jun 2, 2014 11:05 AM
40 My main concern about parking now is that the existing parking spaces between
the library and the school be retained for the use of older or disabled people who
need to park close to the library. I do not want those spaces to be reduced in
number. I may need them myself some day.
Jun 2, 2014 10:31 AM
41 I mainly see difficulty parking to go to the library. Parents visiting Roosevelt have
the same problem. Parents pull into the Roosevelt lot next to the library to pick
students after school. That is a real traffic mess. Someone directing traffic there
would help. Some parents park behind parked cars and go into the school
blocking people from leaving.aa
Jun 2, 2014 9:24 AM
42 I have not had difficulty in parking except near the library. Jun 2, 2014 8:30 AM
43 Parking should be available for people who use the library during the day. Jun 1, 2014 10:16 PM
44 N/A Jun 1, 2014 7:27 PM
45 Answered above. Jun 1, 2014 7:15 PM
46 Na Jun 1, 2014 7:03 PM
47 one block away, parking problems seem to fade away. Jun 1, 2014 3:25 PM
48 Congestion Jun 1, 2014 3:03 PM
49 See my comment above. By putting more cars in to the streets and constructing
a parking lot on Jackson Avenue the situation gets worse for the immediate
neighbors. However, spreading the parking beyond the primary areas will help
ease come of the congestion and it will not be as punitive as it is currently to the
immediate neighbors of the school.
Jun 1, 2014 1:57 PM
50 None Jun 1, 2014 9:43 AM
51 1. Parking on both sides of the surrounding streets would result in more
congestion.
Jun 1, 2014 8:46 AM
52 None. The library, school, tennis club and church have all been residents longer
than those residents that own houses bordering them. We need to use the street
parking available to us in this area and find a way to make it work. There is no
point in having a library that only those in walking distance can use. Those who
live on lathrop may need to use their driveways for guests, or the village should
allow their guests to park on Quick. We are not talking about that many cars--it
isn't like the cars are going to multiply exponentially if you come up with more
areas to park. We are talking about a few dozen, not hundreds.
Jun 1, 2014 7:58 AM
53 Parking congestion begets a greater demand for parking. If our town's
infrastructure were more bike and pedestrian-friendly, quality of life in RF would
Jun 1, 2014 7:56 AM
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significantly improve, but it would take a conscious commitment and consensus
by the Village's elected officials.
54 see previous responses Jun 1, 2014 7:20 AM
55 Do not take away the limited parking areas in front of each home, by making
them into a no parking zone.
Jun 1, 2014 6:31 AM
56 i have no concerns. parking should be allowed at all times of day (with
appropriate overnight restrictions) on all streets of the primary area - with
exceptions made during drop off and pick up times at the school. residents that
live in these areas chose to live near the main center of our town and how
student/pedestrian traffic, as well as vehicular traffic, should be expected.
Jun 1, 2014 5:02 AM
57 I frequently use the library and prefer to have parking available close to the
building.
May 31, 2014 10:04 PM
58 none May 31, 2014 8:11 PM
59 I can usually find a non-timed spot on the side streets. The sidewalks can be
slippery as noted above. Last winter was really bad. As I age and have mobility
problems, this could be a problem.
May 31, 2014 2:35 PM
60 the library May 31, 2014 2:20 PM
61 See previous statements. May 31, 2014 2:13 PM
62 They, too, become congested during events. May 31, 2014 1:53 PM
63 I do not have concerns, other than there is not enough to accommodate all the
public institutions in the area.
May 31, 2014 1:03 PM
64 I answered this earlier. May 31, 2014 12:59 PM
65 There isn't enough street parking. May 31, 2014 12:44 PM
66 none May 31, 2014 12:25 PM
67 I've already answered this. May 31, 2014 10:58 AM
68 None May 31, 2014 10:28 AM
69 See above May 31, 2014 10:05 AM
70 Answered earlier... May 31, 2014 8:56 AM
71 none May 31, 2014 6:48 AM
72 I am ok parking around surrounding streets. It's just you can get stuck on
Lathrop before realizing you should have gone down a side street to look for
parking.
May 30, 2014 10:10 PM
73 None, except for the request that that no parking sign be removed May 30, 2014 9:10 PM
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74 none May 30, 2014 8:47 PM
75 None. May 30, 2014 8:31 PM
76 None May 30, 2014 7:59 PM
77 See my comment above. By putting more cars in to the streets and constructing
a parking lot on Jackson Avenue the situation gets worse for the immediate
neighbors. However, spreading the parking beyond the primary areas will help
ease come of the congestion and it will not be as punitive as it is currently to the
immediate neighbors of the school.
May 30, 2014 7:52 PM
78 I'd be fine with closing off a street and turning it into a parking lot if a new
structure cannot be built.
May 30, 2014 7:42 PM
79 See above May 30, 2014 7:15 PM
80 Limited spots, there seems like there is space for more cars than is drawn on the
pavement
May 30, 2014 7:05 PM
81 yes, street parking is full, but I live across the street from Lincoln and I can never
even pull out of my driveway. It is way worse over here.
May 30, 2014 6:24 PM
82 Not many spaces for library parking. May 30, 2014 6:13 PM
83 None May 30, 2014 5:50 PM
84 none May 30, 2014 5:11 PM
85 none May 30, 2014 4:19 PM
86 None May 30, 2014 3:14 PM
87 None May 30, 2014 2:32 PM
88 Same May 30, 2014 2:14 PM
89 There is no place to park, so it is inconvenient to go to library, school events and
sports.
May 30, 2014 1:52 PM
90 Residents get parking tickets in the rare case they leave car out w/o phoning
in(usually in fact ONLY times I've done it is when ill)-obviously the officer knows
its a resident-when I 1st moved here (25 yrs ago) there was some forgiveness (2
per year?) now NONE, if some is abusing the rule tats one thing
May 30, 2014 1:36 PM
91 See my comment above. By putting more cars in to the streets and constructing
a parking lot on Jackson Avenue the situation gets worse for the immediate
neighbors. However, spreading the parking beyond the primary areas will help
ease come of the congestion and it will not be as punitive as it is currently to the
immediate neighbors of the school.
May 30, 2014 1:35 PM
92 See my comment above. By putting more cars in to the streets and constructing
a parking lot on Jackson Avenue the situation gets worse for the immediate
neighbors. However, spreading the parking beyond the primary areas will help
May 30, 2014 1:33 PM
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ease come of the congestion and it will not be as punitive as it is currently to the
immediate neighbors of the school.
93 See my comment above. By putting more cars in to the streets and constructing
a parking lot on Jackson Avenue the situation gets worse for the immediate
neighbors. However, spreading the parking beyond the primary areas will help
ease come of the congestion and it will not be as punitive as it is currently to the
immediate neighbors of the school.
May 30, 2014 1:25 PM
94 See my comment above. By putting more cars in to the streets and constructing
a parking lot on Jackson Avenue the situation gets worse for the immediate
neighbors. However, spreading the parking beyond the primary areas will help
ease come of the congestion and it will not be as punitive as it is currently to the
immediate neighbors of the school.
May 30, 2014 1:20 PM
95 parking lot more important May 30, 2014 1:18 PM
96 see above May 30, 2014 1:10 PM
97 no concerns May 30, 2014 12:30 PM
98 I don't understand the question. One to two hour parking would be useful so that
library events could be attended
May 30, 2014 12:26 PM
99 Quick and Chicago could handle more parking, Jackson and Lathrop probably
not able to handle more than they already do.
May 30, 2014 12:21 PM
100 no May 30, 2014 12:17 PM
101 None May 30, 2014 12:11 PM
102 Oak Avenue just west of Lathrop should not have parking on both sides, since it
is impossible for 2 way traffic to get through. This is especially bad when
Roosevelt is dismissing students.
May 30, 2014 11:58 AM
103 Clogs vehicular traffic and is dangerous for children. May 30, 2014 11:42 AM
104 none May 30, 2014 11:22 AM
105 If too much parking is on the street it creates other hazards! Doors opening into
traffic. Children exiting vehicles into traffic etc. Impacts ability of drivers to see
hazards as people, children, balls, dogs etc. pop out from between cars.
May 30, 2014 11:17 AM
106 Very tight on Iowa between Lathrop and Ashland May 30, 2014 11:09 AM
107 None. Am always able to find parking within 1/4 block of my destination at
various times during the day.
May 30, 2014 10:53 AM
108 see previous May 30, 2014 10:47 AM
109 library access should be a primary concern as you design the area May 30, 2014 10:39 AM
110 See above. May 30, 2014 10:39 AM
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111 none May 30, 2014 10:25 AM
112 It's hazardous coming in and out of the parking lot now the way the students
walk in and around the cars, and there is no safe turn around in the lot.
May 30, 2014 10:16 AM
113 See above May 30, 2014 10:14 AM
114 No concerns May 30, 2014 9:52 AM
115 It is an individual responsibility to use your head and be safe in driving. We have
responsible adults and generally responsible children along with expensive traffic
coordinators at school times. I am not in the least convinced the parking lot
should be a legitimate issue at this point.
May 30, 2014 9:49 AM
116 I don't live in the surrounding area, so I'm not sure whether or not there is a
problem.
May 30, 2014 9:43 AM
117 Teachers need to park on Jackson, south of Quick. May 30, 2014 9:42 AM
118 None May 30, 2014 9:40 AM
119 Have also commented on this. May 30, 2014 9:40 AM
120 None May 30, 2014 9:22 AM
121 not many - xcept it's a DARK walk from Jackson St to the library at night. May 30, 2014 9:15 AM
122 none May 30, 2014 9:09 AM
123 Clearly the main challenge seem to be during high flow times ( school days
during drop off and pick up ). The solution has to be where neighbors/
school/library/ park district are in agreement
May 30, 2014 9:05 AM
124 Hard on residents May 30, 2014 8:54 AM
125 I HAVE NEVER HAD A PROBLEM WITH APRKING ON THE STREETS WITH
A 1-2 BLOCK RADIUS OF THE SCHOOL.
May 30, 2014 8:50 AM
126 See above. May 30, 2014 8:48 AM
127 As a local resident residing not residing in the immediately the designated area I
find the current parking policy to be very prohibitive. Not allowing residents park
their vehicles regularly on the street overnight is a significant disadvantage. My
condominium complex does not have sufficient spots for all residents and as a
result many residents have to seek parking options from the city of Oak Park, at
a hefty price. I understand that most homes in the area have driveways and
parking garages and the current parking policies are appropriate for them.
However, we have to recognize that some areas do not benefit from this heavy
restriction. We should look over to Oak Park, our neighbor which has areas
where residents in highly congested areas are allowed to park on the street
(after purchase on an appropriate parking permit). I recommend identifying areas
with high resident density and allow those in that area to purchase a parking
permit to allow regular overnight on street parking. Another option would be to
create city operated parking lots that would allow residents in high density areas
May 30, 2014 8:48 AM
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to park. This is already done by River Forest's metra stop; however this single lot
can not accommodate all of River Forest. A third option would be to coordinate
with Oak Park to allow residents access to their parking lots (of which they have
many) at the same price as their residents. By allowing residents to park on the
street it will accommodate the diverse population within River Forest and also
allow for a modest increase in revenue with minimal to no increase in costs or
burdens. To those that would object to such a policy, stating unsightly car-lined
streets, there are very few areas in River Forest that are sufficiently densely
populate to allow regular overnight on street parking. In effect the majority of
River Forest would be unaffected, and the areas that require a change in the
parking policy would greatly benefit. River Forest is not full of wealthy of
residents with parking garages to accommodate our parking needs however the
current parking policy caters solely to that demographic. The current parking
policy is: One Size fits all; and it fails to accommodate the needs of ALL the
residents of River Forest. Please consider significant changes to the current
parking policy, it is outdated, unaccommodating to all residents, and contributes
to lost city revenues.
128 None. It gets busy, but it's not an issue. May 30, 2014 8:47 AM
129 I assume you mean on-street parking. Primarily congestion and heightened risk
of injuring a pedestrian, biker or scooter-rider if there is too much more parking
added.
May 30, 2014 8:46 AM
130 Not an issue in my opinion. May 30, 2014 8:44 AM
131 Very busy area with lots of children walking & on bikes....safety issues. Parents
who park on the street during dismissal and block driveways waiting for their
children to walk down the block to their car. Children entering these cars (often
on the street side) are holding up traffic and in danger of being hit by passing
cars. These parked cars also become traffic hazards as they pull out into
oncoming traffic. The cars that are moving forward from cone area where
children are SHOULD to be picked up are in danger of being hit by these cars.
Street parking should not be allowed on the block by a primary school during the
start of the school day and dismissal time.
May 30, 2014 8:35 AM
132 Safety and declining property values May 30, 2014 8:33 AM
133 Maintaining the residential character of River Forest and respecting
homeowner's privacy should be considered.
May 30, 2014 8:29 AM
134 Someone could get hurt as a result of the reduced visibility caused by cars
parking along Chicago during problem hours.
May 30, 2014 8:23 AM
135 Part of being a homeowner is it's nice to be able to park in front of your house. If
parking options are reduced by Roosevelt, I am 100% sure I will loose this
benefit as I am very close to Roosevelt. Remember - we don't live on Lathrop
where you expect traffic. I chose to live on a quiet street - that appears to be in
danger.
May 30, 2014 8:22 AM
136 I don't have any. May 30, 2014 8:17 AM
137 Lathrop and Oak May 30, 2014 8:17 AM
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138 Parking on Jackson in order to visit the library is a pretty long walk, particularly in
inclement weather and even for physically fit individuals. It is rare that the walks
between Jackson and the library were sufficiently shoveled for library visitors to
get to their destination. Many's the time I have foregone a stop at the library
because of parking issues. If you were to ask the Library staff, you would learn
that this is a common problem for their patrons...not just me.
May 30, 2014 8:07 AM
139 Too congested. May 30, 2014 8:01 AM
140 insufficient parking for library May 30, 2014 8:00 AM
141 Again, having served on the Library Board and also on the "parking committee",
my concerns are about adequate and convenient parking.
May 30, 2014 7:58 AM
142 NONE May 30, 2014 7:56 AM
143 The two hour time limit is anti-residents. We should be able to park in front of our
homes for extended periods of time.
May 30, 2014 7:55 AM
144 no concerns May 30, 2014 7:53 AM
145 see #1 and 4 May 30, 2014 7:50 AM
146 I think there's always been enough street parking on the 4 main streets. May 30, 2014 7:50 AM
147 None of the streets are very wide. May 30, 2014 7:49 AM
148 none May 30, 2014 7:48 AM
149 Parking on Oak often causes traffic congestion. See previous comments. May 30, 2014 7:45 AM
150 there's too few parking spaces on Lathrop across from the library. May 30, 2014 7:42 AM
151 Very few open parking on streets as residents park on street an not in their
drivewsys.
May 30, 2014 7:36 AM
152 none. most people use their driveways/ garages. the 2am curfew has been
effective.
May 30, 2014 7:36 AM
153 When parking is at a premium, disrespectful drivers often block private
driveways.
May 30, 2014 7:36 AM
154 It is difficult and dangerous to weave around parked cars on the surrounding
streets.
May 30, 2014 7:32 AM
155 No concerns May 30, 2014 7:30 AM
156 none, except the two hour limits are ridiculous and interfere with daily household
activity. Should be removed.
May 30, 2014 7:27 AM
157 to busy May 30, 2014 7:26 AM
158 See #8 May 30, 2014 7:22 AM
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159 no concerns May 30, 2014 7:18 AM
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1 Please consider angled parking on Oak and Quick bordering the RFTC. Please
also consider staff daytime parking signage for the streets to accommodate the
school and the library employees in an organized manner such that area
residents have reasonable access to their homes during business hours. School
loading zones could also be dual-signed, such that short term parking could be
allowed outside of pick-up and drop off times. See the Willard School signs on
Ashland.
Jun 16, 2014 10:02 PM
2 Add cutouts or angled parking on Quick and Chicago. Perhaps add cutout
parking on Oak between the school and tennis club, which would allow more
space for two way traffic and parking on both sides of the street.
Jun 16, 2014 9:59 PM
3 It appears that all solutions are controversial, but one approach would be to (1)
relocate girls softball field to another location in village and then use land to East
of the Library for additional parking, and (2) connect existing lot between
Roosevelt and Library to new lot East of Library (by a narrow roadway between
Roosevelt Gym an Library) with a one-way traffic pattern - i.e., enter on Lathrop
and exit on Jackson. Another option would be to completely close Iowa
between Lathrop and Jackson, and use that space for a new parking lot. Third
option would be to add parking to North of Library.
Jun 16, 2014 3:36 PM
4 Be creative and persistent in exploring all options. Create/maintain sufficient
parking near school and library entrances -- on the Lathrop side as much as
possible. Parking lot should have a turnaround spot if no spaces are available.
If pedestrians need to cross a parking lot, a straight path with a slightly raised
walkway that connects to a sidewalk would be one way to improve safety.
Consider parking options on the Oak Ave. side of the school. Provide spot for
dropping off library books and mail without having to park. Encourage bike-
riding by providing multiple bike racks and walking with good pedestrian routes.
Jun 16, 2014 2:53 PM
5 Yes -- see comments above. Jun 16, 2014 12:07 PM
6 For the 700 block of Jackson: Since drivers seem to want to park on Jackson
during soccer and baseball/softball games, I would allow only Jackson residents
to park next to their homes (with special colorful stickers on their cars) and
require general visitors to park on the west side of Jackson. Remaining visitors
can park in the Library / School lot off Lathrop, which is pretty close to the fields.
No one seems to want to park as far south as Oak / Jackson, so putting a
parking lot on Jackson south of the Gym does not make sense as a solution to
Jackson street parking / congestion. For Roosevelt School: I would put parking
sufficient to meet Zoning Code (46 spaces) in 3 places: (1) Take the eastern
third of the North Lot (between school and library) and carve out a pedestrian
plaza so that kids and adults spilling out of North Gym and School entrances
have a spot to gather and chat after School and Gym Events without being hit by
cars. There should be a sidewalk from Jackson, north of the Gym, and all the
way to the Library so people can walk mid-block from Jackson to the Library
safely. That leaves the western 2/3 of the North Lot (20+ cars) that would serve
both the school and the library. I would make the lot primarily teacher/staff only
during school hours to prevent traffic in and out (safety issues), but it would be
available for Library and Park District outside school hours. (2) I would also keep
parking in the area directly to the west of the School, along Lathrop, perhaps
along a one-way drive, which makes it easier to get in and out (18+ cars). (3)
Finally, a small amount of parking (maybe a line of 8 or so diagonal spaces)
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could fit into the underutilized southeastern corner of Roosevelt school property,
along a thin drive adjacent to and parallel to the Oak Street sidewalk. Cars would
face southwest at a diagonal onto the sidewalk, with a safe barrier between the
cars and the sidewalk. It would be an eastern extension of Circle Drive that
would begin at Jackson just north of Oak, continue west with cars to the left of
the drive, and end where the Circle Drive exit is now. Because it would be a
very small lot, it would not add significantly to the congestion on Jackson. It
would be teacher-only parking and completely inactive during pick-up and drop-
off of school children. To handle excess teacher / staff parking, I would
encourage teachers who cannot park on school property to park along the
southern side of Oak Street between Jackson and Lathrop (as they do now) and
along the 600 block of Jackson, on the west side of the street. It would help if
parking begins 50 to 100 feet south of the Oak / Jackson intersection so as to
avoid congestion at that intersection. I would also suggest that teachers could
park along the north side of Quick street between Jackson and Lathrop. I drive
down this block several times a day. This block, and the western side of 600
Jackson, are normally quite empty of parking and together could fit 30 cars.
7 Lathrop (west) - consider permitting spaces for short term parking (less than 2
hour parking) Lathrop (east) - limit "cut-outs" north of the library so as to
minimize disruption to northbound traffic (would think the traffic study which
preceded the most recent curb cuts in that area would be useful) Jackson - no
thoughts Oak (north) - consider "cut-outs" on the north side of Oak (6-8 possible
at maximum, perhaps fewer if the "Circle Drive" is allowed to remain on D90
property) Quick - possible creation of parking option on either side of street My
understanding is that the RFPL is investigating a cooperative arrangement with
the RFTC to accommodate RFPL staff parking needs; this would seem to be a
possible alignment which would free up parking on Jackson.
Jun 16, 2014 9:12 AM
8 designated teacher and staff parking....crossing guard/traffic personel...parent
dropoff point...let the library and the park district fight it out
Jun 16, 2014 2:26 AM
9 Have the Tennis Club move back to Lake & Harlem, where they were located
long ago. And then use their land for parking. Or see if they will change their
property layout so an additional public parking lot could be built on their land.
Purchase the house that is for sale on the SW corner of Oak & Lathrop, move it
or take it down, and then make the lot for parking. Or do the same with one of
the small houses west of the library on Lathrop. Make an additional parking lot
at the Presbyterian church for Roosevelt employees only.
Jun 16, 2014 12:08 AM
10 I think that as many parking spaces that can remain on the "Roosevelt" campus
should remain on the "Roosevelt" campus. There should be sufficient parking
for library patrons close to the library. There should be sufficient parking for
teachers and staff of the school and library. There are currently 59 spaces on
campus and there are issues with parking and congestion already. More off
street parking is necessary, not less. In addition to parking on the Roosevelt
"campus", already existing parking lots in the area should be utilized (RFTC's
parking lot, for example). Above that, additional off street parking should be
developed (a) Quick between Jackson and Lathrop, (b) Oak between Jackson
and Lathrop, (c) Lathrop between the library and Chicago Ave., (d) Chicago Ave.
between Lathrop and Jackson
Jun 15, 2014 9:44 PM
11 Have already suggested the change of Oak and Quick Streets being turned into Jun 15, 2014 8:45 PM
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one way streets allowing safe driving down streets with parking on both sides.
As the Library saw fit to plant a garden in front of its building rather than address
the much needed deeded parking for their patrons, I would also suggest add a
few more cut out parallel parking spots north of the current spots on Lathrop.
12 Already answered. Jun 15, 2014 8:10 AM
13 1. By eliminating some of the grassy area on the East side of Lathrop Ave (as it
is in front of the Library) from Chicago Ave. to Quick, increased parking spaces
could be obtained from the increased roadway. 2. If the above occurred, the
spaces in front of the library could then be used for Handicapped. 3. The
roadway could also be expanded by eliminating some of the grassy area on the
West side of Lathrop. This would widen the roadway on both sides and diagonal
parking could occur on the East side of Lathrop opening more parking spaces.
Jun 12, 2014 1:57 PM
14 Do not close the parking lot between Roosevelt School and the public library, the
so called "north parking lot".
Jun 12, 2014 10:43 AM
15 Have already provided suggestions. Jun 12, 2014 12:54 AM
16 Add more land so that we could have additional parking. Jun 11, 2014 6:03 PM
17 Reduce the parkway and create angled parking on the street adjacent to the
park on Jackson and to RFTC on Quick, Jackson and Oak this will increase the
street parking considerably and is not in front of a private residence.
Jun 11, 2014 3:23 PM
18 Again there is plenty of parking in this area, street parking is underutilized.
People have to be willing to walk a block to the library or park.
Jun 11, 2014 3:03 PM
19 Could more parking spaces fit into the same space if the current "parallel"
parking spaces in front of the library on Lathrop were converted to spaces that
you pull forward into (on an angle)? Would the River Forest Tennis Club
consider an arrangement for the use of their parking lot for school and library
parking during their off season? Could District 90 provide incentives to faculty
and staff who carpool to work?
Jun 11, 2014 12:57 PM
20 Don't close the north lot. Jun 11, 2014 12:29 PM
21 As previously stated, I leave that to the experts. Jun 10, 2014 12:23 PM
22 First, do not allow the cab drivers to park in spaces around the school or service
people. They should have to park on chicago avenue as there is more spaces
available. There are too many times when I have tried to park by the library only
to have cab drivers or service vans taking ;up those few precious spots. There
are too few spaces for the library and taking even those few away as completely
unacceptable.
Jun 10, 2014 11:09 AM
23 See above. Jun 10, 2014 8:50 AM
24 Timed parking on the streets closer to the school, and library might help. I think
that many people just needs a few minutes to go run an errand at the library or
the school (at least that's my case). If someone plans or needs to stay longer,
then can park a bit further (1-2 blocks away). Also preferred parking for seniors
Jun 9, 2014 10:17 PM
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or expectant mothers, or mothers with babies would be beneficial to library
users. Again others can park on the street a bit further and enjoy the 1-2 blocks
walk. Preserving one way traffic after school hours in Oak between Lathrop and
Jackson might help with traffic congestion when there are cars parked on both
sides of the street (which occurs often in summer when the RFTC is most
active).
25 Has anyone considered depressing the curb on Jackson and incorporating
diagonal parking. Curb to public west side of sidwalk is roughly 20', diagonal
spots 17' deep. Move the sidwalk (west) 5' and you could safely add 30 spaces
up to the field house and 25 more from the field house to the corner at Oak St.
(sw corner of the block). Stripe spots to support existing ciruculation during
school hours. The entire Oak St. layout is dysfunctional and a waste of space.
Jun 9, 2014 3:06 PM
26 See above: Angled parking on Quick, some type of angled parking on Oak
Street, one drive through lathrop lot that can be used by the school, library and
others during not school hours. Curb cuts on Jackson that would help widen the
street, parking on the 600 block of Jackson on the west side of the street only
during the school day. Create a parking lot where the current north lot is that is
more functional and safe for all users.
Jun 8, 2014 8:17 AM
27 Could better use be made of Oak Street and perhaps Quick too. Could Oak and
Quick each be made one way? Could Oak be closed and used as a parking lot?
Could some of the land on the north side of Oak be "cut out" and used as
teacher parking? Could the circular drive be made deeper and more sweeping
and thus park more cars? RESTORE PARKING IN THE NORTH LOT TO 27
OR MORE SPACES and create a student play area on the Jackson side of the
school.
Jun 7, 2014 7:07 PM
28 Slant parking on south side of Oak between Jackson and Lathrop. Jun 6, 2014 10:01 AM
29 again, look into remote parking/shuttle service. We all know the primary area in
question has a library and a school on a main thoroughfare-Lathrop.
Reconfiguring the 2 small school parking lots facing Lathrop could help.
Jun 6, 2014 7:25 AM
30 Yes, keep the current configuration and the 59 parking spots on the North lot. If
the student safety is compromised due to this, keep a guard during the time
where students could be crossing this parking lot in order to prevent (much
cheaper solution). Why add more cars in to the streets. Negotiate with the tennis
club to see if they will share some its available spots (During the Winter months
those parking spaces are not used at all). During the warmer months (when the
tennis club's parking is in use) the cars can be parked on streets other than
Jackson and Oak as more people can walk further in nicer weather.
Jun 5, 2014 10:52 AM
31 RMS needs to have a significant lot on Lathrop. RMS needs to design a
through-lot for temporary parkers on Lathrop. The RFPD needs to give up some
parkway on Lathrop for some spaces. The Village of RF needs to make more
short term parking on Jackson. RFTC needs to look at their lot to determine if
there is any reconfiguration that would allow more of their members to park
within the gates.
Jun 5, 2014 7:12 AM
32 NO Jun 4, 2014 10:05 AM
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33 I think that you hiring a Company for a study is a great idea. Jun 4, 2014 6:36 AM
34 No Jun 3, 2014 8:41 PM
35 None other than those already stated Jun 3, 2014 5:46 PM
36 Just don't give up that softball field at Roosevelt and the public library. Can you
add parking on Lathrop?
Jun 3, 2014 12:05 PM
37 See #6 above Jun 3, 2014 9:13 AM
38 Answered in question number 6. Jun 3, 2014 4:48 AM
39 I would suggest: Adding angled parking on Chicago Ave. South side of street
between Lathrop and Jackson. Adding angled parking on Quick. North side of
street between Lathrop and Jackson. I don't care about losing parking between
Roosevelt and the Library as it is and always has been a dangerous situation
where you have cars and pedestrians.
Jun 2, 2014 8:04 PM
40 Add angle parking on the south side of Lak between Jackson and Lathrop.
Increase the parking availability along Quick. Find a way to add parking for the
public library.
Jun 2, 2014 7:21 PM
41 All governmental units need to work cooperatively on this issue. The library,
school board and village should try to reach a consensus. We are a community.
Designating teacher parking behind the tennis club on the west side of Jackson
might work...Renting the RFTC spaces during their off-season or building a lot
on Lake street (if the La Mahada space becomes available, for example) might
be a possibility.
Jun 2, 2014 12:44 PM
42 I think we should open parking along Quick and all the surrounding side streets
during the school hours to alleviate some parking concerns.
Jun 2, 2014 12:11 PM
43 no parking on one side Jun 2, 2014 11:30 AM
44 Since I see no problem, I have no suggestions:) Jun 2, 2014 11:05 AM
45 See No. 9 Jun 2, 2014 10:31 AM
46 Would the church or the RFTC be amenable to leasing their parking lots for D90
use when they are not using them?
Jun 2, 2014 9:37 AM
47 See above. Jun 2, 2014 9:24 AM
48 It would be wonderful to have a parking lot for the library. I don't see that as a
possibility given the location and space restrictions.
Jun 2, 2014 9:22 AM
49 Could some of the land surrounding the library be made into a parking lot? Jun 2, 2014 8:30 AM
50 Keep the north parking lot with available spaces for library use. Jun 1, 2014 10:16 PM
51 very little effort has been made to reduce the need for cars by those who use
those facilities. In addition to what I have mentioned above, the Township should
have its own seniors van to pick up and drop off the elderly at the library.
Jun 1, 2014 7:27 PM
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52 Answered above. Jun 1, 2014 7:15 PM
53 NA Jun 1, 2014 7:03 PM
54 Again, see closing Oak St. between Lathrop and Jackson Jun 1, 2014 3:25 PM
55 As I said encorage parents to not drive children to school and an organized car
pool lane
Jun 1, 2014 3:03 PM
56 Yes, keep the current configuration and the 59 parking spots on the North lot. If
the student safety is compromised due to this, keep a guard during the time
where students could be crossing this parking lot in order to prevent (much
cheaper solution). Why add more cars in to the streets. Negotiate with the tennis
club to see if they will share some its available spots (During the Winter months
those parking spaces are not used at all). During the warmer months (when the
tennis club's parking is in use) the cars can be parked on streets other than
Jackson and Oak as more people can walk further in nicer weather.
Jun 1, 2014 1:57 PM
57 No Jun 1, 2014 9:43 AM
58 1. I'm grasping your idea -- parkway parking would provide more spaces. Jun 1, 2014 8:46 AM
59 Work together and open up some street parking. Planning gridlock is worse than
traffic.
Jun 1, 2014 7:58 AM
60 Provide efficient location/s for parking that will decongest area near
school/library entry and leave closest parking for high turnover and/or mobility-
challenged residents and residents drive-by convenience (bookdrop, mailbox &
perhaps fedex/Village drpbx).
Jun 1, 2014 7:56 AM
61 Appreciate the survey being made available to residents as collectively many
may be able to come up with more options than a few.
Jun 1, 2014 7:20 AM
62 Around the train station --- manage the system in place for those who live
elsewhere and park in our village. People double park and illegaly park during
"Rush hour periods. Again, check out the illegal parking in the handicap zones.
Jun 1, 2014 6:31 AM
63 parallel parking all along lathrop, chicago, and jackson. Jun 1, 2014 5:02 AM
64 No May 31, 2014 10:04 PM
65 library needs its own lot, and a curbside book drop May 31, 2014 8:11 PM
66 Encourage people to be "green" and walk a few blocks. These same people
who are fighting over the parking lot probably go to the gym or for a power walk
later.
May 31, 2014 2:35 PM
67 1 hour parking for the spots around the school and the library. May 31, 2014 2:20 PM
68 See previous statements May 31, 2014 2:13 PM
69 Those who can should walk to events or car pool. May 31, 2014 1:53 PM
70 no, sorry. May 31, 2014 1:03 PM
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71 Having teachers car pool or use public transit might help. I have noticed a big
increase in teachers cars during the last few years. We may have reached a
saturation point long ago!
May 31, 2014 12:59 PM
72 Could another lot be built using some of the park property? May 31, 2014 12:44 PM
73 no May 31, 2014 12:25 PM
74 No.. May 31, 2014 10:58 AM
75 No May 31, 2014 10:28 AM
76 Install a parking lot on the north side of the Library. May 31, 2014 10:03 AM
77 I know you have discussed options with the Tennis Club for RMS staff, but that
still seems to me a good solution to open other parking up near the school and
library -- particularly in the winter.
May 31, 2014 8:56 AM
78 Unfortunately no. May 31, 2014 7:34 AM
79 no May 31, 2014 6:48 AM
80 No May 30, 2014 9:10 PM
81 car pooling May 30, 2014 8:47 PM
82 None. May 30, 2014 8:31 PM
83 There's plenty of parking if people are willing to walk a little farther May 30, 2014 7:59 PM
84 Yes, keep the current configuration and the 59 parking spots on the North lot. If
the student safety is compromised due to this, keep a guard during the time
where students could be crossing this parking lot in order to prevent (much
cheaper solution). Why add more cars in to the streets. Negotiate with the tennis
club to see if they will share some its available spots (During the Winter months
those parking spaces are not used at all). During the warmer months (when the
tennis club's parking is in use) the cars can be parked on streets other than
Jackson and Oak as more people can walk further in nicer weather.
May 30, 2014 7:52 PM
85 Preserve the Lathrop parking lot, make more spaces two hours or less, and use
part of the athletic fields for school parking. Or, what about putting in a new
parking lot, for library use, immediately north and west of the library? Then the
old Lathrop lot could be given up for the proposed school "campus".
May 30, 2014 7:48 PM
86 Yes, I've stated them above. May 30, 2014 7:42 PM
87 no May 30, 2014 7:15 PM
88 It should be possible to purchase guest parking passes for the season or year for
daytime parking in excess of two hours. Berwyn has an excellent system.
May 30, 2014 7:08 PM
89 No May 30, 2014 7:05 PM
90 Encourage kids to walk to school or parents drop off a block away if posssible May 30, 2014 6:24 PM
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91 Make available more handicapped parking next to the library entrance. May 30, 2014 6:13 PM
92 The tennis club being a private club should be responsible to provide parking for
its members. Encourage members to ride bicycles to the club.
May 30, 2014 5:50 PM
93 no May 30, 2014 5:11 PM
94 none May 30, 2014 4:19 PM
95 Maybe cut a deal with River Forest Tennis Club off season, anything is better
than the way it is now.
May 30, 2014 2:32 PM
96 First I am against any change in parking unless called for to address rainwater
runoff issues. Could we consider expanding the frame of reference for the
discussion and the solution. How far is too far for parking? For example if I go to
oprf or oakbrook mall I will walk much farther than from the rms parking lot to the
front door and not think about it. When Many visit a company office in the
suburbs They might walk farther and again don't think about if. Many rf folks
walk to the train and again to their office when departing the train. Not a big
deal. Same goes for to a hospital or doctor facility. If rainwater, and rainwater
only, issues mean less parking then distribute the needed extra spaces, a few on
each of the Adjoining streets to more evenly distribute the burden of employee
parking on the neighbors. . the extra steps would also promote employee health
and could impact employee healthcare costs which would free more money for
salaries and student services. An employee incentive could also be offered such
a a fitbit. Public transit vouchers or health insurance discount could be other
incentives.
May 30, 2014 2:14 PM
97 More parking spots. May 30, 2014 1:52 PM
98 stop punishing your tax paying residents that are NOT abusers! May 30, 2014 1:36 PM
99 Yes, keep the current configuration and the 59 parking spots on the North lot.
Why add more cars in to the streets. Negotiate with the tennis club to see if they
will share some its available spots (During the Winter months those parking
spaces are not used at all). During the warmer months (when the tennis club's
parking is in use) the cars can be parked on streets other than Jackson and Oak
as more people can walk further in nicer weather.
May 30, 2014 1:35 PM
100 Yes, keep the current configuration and the 59 parking spots on the North lot.
Why add more cars in to the streets. Negotiate with the tennis club to see if they
will share some its available spots (During the Winter months those parking
spaces are not used at all). During the warmer months (when the tennis club's
parking is in use) the cars can be parked on streets other than Jackson and Oak
as more people can walk further in nicer weather.
May 30, 2014 1:33 PM
101 Yes, keep the current configuration and the 59 parking spots on the North lot.
Why add more cars in to the streets. Negotiate with the tennis club to see if they
will share some its available spots (During the Winter months those parking
spaces are not used at all). During the warmer months (when the tennis club's
parking is in use) the cars can be parked on streets other than Jackson and Oak
as more people can walk further in nicer weather.
May 30, 2014 1:25 PM
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102 Yes, keep the current configuration and the 59 parking spots on the North lot.
Why add more cars in to the streets. Negotiate with the tennis club to see if they
will share some its available spots (During the Winter months those parking
spaces are not used at all). During the warmer months (when the tennis club's
parking is in use) the cars can be parked on streets other than Jackson and Oak
as more people can walk further in nicer weather.
May 30, 2014 1:20 PM
103 see above May 30, 2014 1:10 PM
104 Allow parking on only one side of the street. May 30, 2014 1:04 PM
105 no. May 30, 2014 12:30 PM
106 Consolidate and improve some playground areas and use others for parking.
Open parking areas behind the library where the grounds are often too wet for
ball fields
May 30, 2014 12:26 PM
107 Create green space by eliminating the library lot (and this eliminates traffic
dividing the "campus" and look to provide more parking opportunities on Quick
and Chicago.
May 30, 2014 12:21 PM
108 no May 30, 2014 12:17 PM
109 None May 30, 2014 12:11 PM
110 the park area north of the library has an unused area (between the library and
beginning of the soccer field) that would be perfect for Library patrons. It would
not impact any recreation because that area is never used for sports, and only
used for library parties, which could be shifted north of that area or held in the
parking lot itself. I understand the concern for green space in the village since it
is limited, but that area is rarely used. Even if 5 spots were available there, it
would double what the library has now (the on street parking in front of the
library).
May 30, 2014 11:22 AM
111 Leave lot between library as is or with same capacity and add West side of
school parking with drive through as seen in one proposal. On Oak Street there
is already a lot of congestion due to tennis club and additional parking should not
feed into that.
May 30, 2014 11:17 AM
112 As mentioned, limit parking on Iowa before 9AM May 30, 2014 11:09 AM
113 No more parking lots are necessary and especially not at the cost of our green
space which is already significantly lower that the average for towns our size.
May 30, 2014 10:53 AM
114 yes! Dump plan May 30, 2014 10:47 AM
115 as above May 30, 2014 10:16 AM
116 See above May 30, 2014 10:14 AM
117 No concerns, not impacted. May 30, 2014 9:52 AM
118 As above. May 30, 2014 9:49 AM
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119 Teachers need to park on Jackson, south of Quick. May 30, 2014 9:42 AM
120 Extend current Roosevelt parking lot to field. (Front of library and beyond if
needed). Then, one way parking on Quick, between Lathrop - Jackson.
May 30, 2014 9:40 AM
121 See above May 30, 2014 9:40 AM
122 Less time restrictions. Allow for street parking. May 30, 2014 9:22 AM
123 see previous suggestion to get a little space from the park May 30, 2014 9:15 AM
124 no May 30, 2014 9:09 AM
125 Special permits for employees of library and the school. Asking librarians,
administrators and teachers, when they do not have too much to carry, to park
further away at designated areas with special permits.
May 30, 2014 9:05 AM
126 No parking on Oak between Lathrop and Ashland between 3-4pm. The
congestion area should have priority leaf collection to maximize parking
availability and traffic flow.
May 30, 2014 9:01 AM
127 I think I mentioned them already but I wonder if they could make a teachers'
parking lot on the side of the gymnasium???enough room? Not sure, you might
lose one ball field
May 30, 2014 8:54 AM
128 CREATE MORE SPACES THAT ARE NOT IN THE MIDDLE OF SCHOOL
GROUNDS.
May 30, 2014 8:50 AM
129 Sorry, I don't... May 30, 2014 8:48 AM
130 See 9. May 30, 2014 8:48 AM
131 I personally do not want to see anymore parking spaces and I don't want to see
any parking restrictions. I don't believe this is an issue. However, I would
consider closing traffic through either Quick or Oak street between Lathrop and
Jackson. I would then use that space for parking. This may also have a positive
impact to the flow of traffic on Lathrop and Chicago. This is just an idea, we
could test it out to see the impact.
May 30, 2014 8:47 AM
132 I wish I did. We usually walk or bike, unless we are attending an evening
concert or it is mid-day in winter and traffic is lighter.
May 30, 2014 8:46 AM
133 Consider making diagonal parking on both Quick and Oak. Or lift the no parking
ban on Chicago.
May 30, 2014 8:35 AM
134 No May 30, 2014 8:35 AM
135 Allowing for more street parking on Oak street west of Lathrop and east of
Jackson during school hours, perhaps reserved for teachers during school hours
(permit parking for teachers) would still give residents service access because
there are practically no homes in this area that face Oak street (they face the
north/south streets) Any home facing Oak street should be exempt from teacher
parking)
May 30, 2014 8:33 AM
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136 See above. May 30, 2014 8:29 AM
137 see previous comments May 30, 2014 8:23 AM
138 No. May 30, 2014 8:17 AM
139 limit parking during school peak traffic hours May 30, 2014 8:17 AM
140 I wonder about the efficacy of creating a short row of "slanted" parking on the
east side of Lathrop, in front of the library from the north to the south border of
the property. Such a design would require bumping the north-south sidewalk
eastward into the library property and creating space for cars to park on a slant
in that space. However, it might double the number of spaces currently available.
(Sorry, can't sketch what I'm referring to...but the parking would resemble the
slanted parking as seen in the Jewel-Osco parking lot.) I suspect that, with the
recent re-landscaping of the Library frontage, this might not be a popular option.
However, the only other alternative I see is creating a parking lot on the south
side of Roosevelt School (eliminating the circle drive) and asking faculty and
staff to use it. That would leave the north parking lot for parents who need to visit
the school and for library patrons.
May 30, 2014 8:07 AM
141 No. May 30, 2014 8:01 AM
142 Nope. May 30, 2014 8:00 AM
143 You would have to take some of the park to give more parking. Not sure how
that would effect things, but most often the park area is not being used.
May 30, 2014 7:58 AM
144 Is there any possibility of creating another parking area for the school on the east
side of the building that could be used for both faculty and parents coming to
school for events?
May 30, 2014 7:58 AM
145 Move parking to 800 Jackson block especially around the Tennis Club. Parking
is rarely used here. Make more parking available off Roosevelt campus. There
are so many empty underutilized parking spots available on the two adjacent
blocks north of the campus. The further away we provide parking for teachers
the less congestion with kids and parents picking up. Build a parking lot on
Jackson that could be used by teachers during the school year and Tennis club
members during the summer. Get parking OFF of OAK during the summer!
May 30, 2014 7:56 AM
146 Change most two hour parking limits to 4 hours and clearly post that this limit
applies only from 8 am to 4 pm. Have the time limit apply only to nonresident
vehicles -- those without a River Forest vehicle license. Allegedly the two hour
limit is to prevent commuters from leaving their cars on River Forest's residential
streets -- despite the lack of any evidence they would. The 4 hour limit would
achieve the same goal as the two hour limit, but be less dacronian. Government
should simplify our lives, not complicate them. Keep that in mind when proposing
any new parking regulations.
May 30, 2014 7:55 AM
147 no May 30, 2014 7:53 AM
148 see #4 May 30, 2014 7:50 AM
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149 Again, the plan with a single, reconfigured parking lot off Lathrop would help
greatly. Even if it doesn't increase the total number of spots, or even if it
decreases it by a few, it should virtually eliminate the bottleneck of car after car
entering and exiting the lot in search of a parking spot that just isn't there.
May 30, 2014 7:50 AM
150 Encourage walking. May 30, 2014 7:49 AM
151 no May 30, 2014 7:48 AM
152 Wish I did. May 30, 2014 7:45 AM
153 A parking structure for the library and Roosevelt would make sense. May 30, 2014 7:42 AM
154 Well, parking on only one side of the street should be strictly enforced.
Prohibiting parking during peak traffic hours also is a good idea.
May 30, 2014 7:40 AM
155 Add a municipal pking lot IF a site near Lake St can be found May 30, 2014 7:39 AM
156 Roosevelt school or library needs to build 20 parking space parking lot adjacent
to the buildings.
May 30, 2014 7:36 AM
157 Utilize parking lots on the Lake St.corridor, and put a crossing guard at
Lake/Lathrop for people walking to Roosevelt.
May 30, 2014 7:32 AM
158 Yes already suggested previously - install a drive to the north of the Library with
parallel parking spaces adjacent to the library and soccer field
May 30, 2014 7:32 AM
159 No May 30, 2014 7:30 AM
160 no May 30, 2014 7:27 AM
161 use some of the park district land on Jackson for school employees to park, it's
poorly landscapes and bad drainage (it seems) anyway
May 30, 2014 7:26 AM
162 I think the library needs a *real* parking lot. May 30, 2014 7:22 AM
163 I would not want any additional parking in the area that took out "green" space. May 30, 2014 7:18 AM
164 no May 30, 2014 7:18 AM
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example, would additional parking in parkway areas around the institutions be accept...
1 The library has 31 employees but no off street parking. Was there any off street
parking requirement for the installation of their new landscaping and
programming area off of Lathrop in 2012? The RFPD has parking off-street
parking requirements outlined in the zoning regs for the PRI - how are they
meeting those? Roosevelt school has only 1.26 acres of open land, yet has
more off-street parking than would be required for a newly built school (that
would, per VRF zoning regs, require a minimum of 29 acres for the same
enrollment and parking). Instead of forcing a land-locked 90 year old school to
put off street parking in a school yard, why not use the empty streets that are
located throughout the neighborhood? Cars belong on the streets, trees and
fields in the parks and kids in the school yard. Parkways could also be used on
the South side of Oak and the North side of Quick for angled parking that could
accommodate staff from both the library and school district during the day and
the RFTC summer and weekend events.
Jun 16, 2014 10:02 PM
2 See response to No. 10 above. In addition, Tennis Club might offer some limited
options.
Jun 16, 2014 3:36 PM
3 Off-street parking options to consider: Better configured parking on Lathrop
side of school Some parking on Oak Ave. side of school Arrangement with River
Forest Tennis Club to use their parking lot, possibly for school or library staff,
during off peak times for Tennis Club Consideration of parking on Park District
property that does not interfere with Park District needs On street parking
options: Yes, additional parking in parkway areas (east side of Lathrop in
particular) would be acceptable. Minimize removal of mature trees where
possible.
Jun 16, 2014 2:53 PM
4 Keeping materially all the D90 parking (50 - 59) is the best start. Taking
additional off-street parking seems like it would impact one group or another.
Ignoring for a moment D90's desire to remove off-street parking, River Forest
already had bad parking, traffic and congestion problems in the PRI. D90's Dec
13 plan to remove 1/2 their existing parking had the impact of galvanizing a
parking discussion. If we want to gain some value out of the pain the community
has lived through the past 18 months, let's keep materially all the D90 spots
AND add on-street parking where it least impacts neighbors (East side of 700
block Lathrop, South side of Chicago between Lathrop and Jackson) West side
of 600 block of Jackson, North and/or South of Quick between 1st Pres and
RFTC. Need to be mindful of trees, but adding 20-35 on-street spaces plus
keeping materially all D90 spots plus collaborating with RFTC for off-season
parking will dramatically improve parking, congestion and traffic in that zone in
River Forest.
Jun 16, 2014 12:07 PM
5 Off-street parking already exists during the school months in the empty lot at the
River Forest Tennis Club. Teachers and staff could park at RFTC October -
April with the proper legal agreement between the parties. RFTC has let First
Presbyterian church members park in their lot, so there is a precedent. There
are enough open-minded, intelligent people at the School and the RFTC to make
this happen. Please encourage it. Just because one party is private and one is
public does not mean it is impossible. Give it a try for one year and see if it
works! The 600 block of Jackson (west side) and particularly the block of Quick
between Jackson and Lathrop are available and should not cause a congestion
Jun 16, 2014 11:41 AM
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problem.
6 "Off-Street Parking" - RFTC - My understanding is that the RFPL is
investigating a cooperative arrangement with the RFTC to accommodate RFPL
staff parking needs; this would seem to be a possible alignment which would free
up parking on Jackson. Use by D90 could also be explored, if previous
indications of need to own, etc. are removed from the equation First Pres - I
believe that previous conversations with First Pres by D90 (or its emissaries)
were not conducted with due diligence and the time has come for more serious
discussions which acknowledge that... 1) precedence for use of the parking lot
should be given to First Pres for its needs - some of which are known (i.e., Thurs
morning Bible Study) and some of which are unknown (i.e., funeral) 2)
secondary use could go to D90 staff on a pre-determined schedule 3)
communication of changes to that schedule can be communicated to D90 on an
as needed basis (i.e., funeral on Tuesday, please park elsewhere) via email tree
or other means "On Street Parking" - limited to those locations which will caused
the least impact on trees, traffic and congestion Chicago - am not sure of the
cost/benefit of number of spots gained vs. trees lost vs. increased traffic speed
on street without "calming" effect of on-street parking during "rush hour"
Jackson (west) - cutouts north of gym may be an option and would seem to
impact the least number of mature trees (trees are also sited immediately
"inside" the RFPD property line so impact of loss of trees would be minimized for
property owners across the street) Oak (north) - consider "cut-outs" on the
north side of Oak (6-8 possible at maximum, perhaps fewer if the "Circle Drive"
is allowed to remain on D90 property); while cutouts on the south side are also
an option, given the longstanding controversy over the Roosevelt Exterior Plan, it
would seem prudent to ask D90 to absorb the loss of a parkway rather than to
expect a neighbor to absorb this loss Quick - possible creation of parking option
on either side of street Lathrop (east) - limit "cut-outs" north of the library so as
to minimize disruption to northbound traffic (would think the traffic study which
preceded the most recent curb cuts in that area would be useful in determining
the maximum number/optimal location of such) Thank you for conducting a
survey to assess the current situation, analyze data regarding current
circumstances and determine an optimal solution to the load problem. Since the
Comprehensive Plan specifically addresses the parking deficiency in the area,
an examination of the problem and identification of potential solutions is
appreciated!
Jun 16, 2014 9:12 AM
7 park district land...they use the school why can the school have access to there
land
Jun 16, 2014 2:26 AM
8 Seeing that many trees are marked to be cut down on the south side of Oak, put
more parking there. Purchase the house that is for sale on the SW corner of
Oak & Lathrop, move it or take it down, and then make the lot for parking. Or do
the same with one of the small houses west of the library on Lathrop. Keep any
new parking off Lathrop and or Chicago. Make some new parking spaces
shorter for smaller cars, there by hoping folks would only park small cars in
special marked areas.
Jun 16, 2014 12:08 AM
9 Please see #10 above regarding off-street parking options. Regarding on-street
parking options, I know that certain streets should not have parking on both
Jun 15, 2014 9:44 PM
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example, would additional parking in parkway areas around the institutions be accept...
sides of the street (please see answers above). There are probably others. For
example, Ashland between Oak and Chicago probably should not have parking
on both sides of the street, or it should be one way during school hours (similar
to Ashland between Lake and Oak). If parking is reduced from the current 59
parking spots on Roosevelt's "campus", then I imagine that Jackson between
Oak and Quick will become more congested. This block also might need either
parking on one side of the street only or might need to be one way only during
school hours. There are probably other streets that would need to be either one
way during school hours or have parking on one side of the street only.
10 My understanding is the Tennis Club had been approached for staff parking and
that was not possible. Other than that there is no other "institutions" that could
approached without infringing on their own clients (i.e. churches)
Jun 15, 2014 8:45 PM
11 Parking in the parkway areas would also help; any additional parking in the
congested area would be welcome.
Jun 15, 2014 8:10 AM
12 No. The library parking lot is the best solution Jun 12, 2014 5:58 PM
13 1. A section of the park could be obtained for parking. 2. A parking garage could
be built either on the park or school property.
Jun 12, 2014 1:57 PM
14 No comment Jun 12, 2014 10:43 AM
15 I strongly do not support the conversion of parkways into head-in parking places. Jun 12, 2014 12:54 AM
16 If angle parking adds more parking, then that might be an option around some of
the perimeter of the area
Jun 11, 2014 6:03 PM
17 The properties are land locked there is no room for additional parking without
sacrificing the park district fields, the library garden, the students play lot and
ability to have outdoor recess, the RFTC green space or the church lawn. I am
not willing to sacrifice these spaces to park cars. Cars belong on the street it is
that simple.
Jun 11, 2014 3:23 PM
18 I am not an advocate of taking privately held property and giving it to the public.
Since D90 and RFTC are the only parking lots within this boundary I do not
advocate using either parking lot for public parking. There is plenty of on-street
parking in the municipal right-of-way in this boundary as long as the signage
allows parking. I suggest that the signage on the North side of Quick be changed
to allow parking on the North side of the street. If the village finds it necessary to
create more parking in the municipal right-of-way an easy solution is to reduce
the parkway and create angled parking on the South side of Oak between
Lathrop and Jackson. I believe that would be a low risk and low cost benefit to
the residents and the six Ash trees are marked for removal.
Jun 11, 2014 3:03 PM
19 There are no other options for off-street parking that I am aware of. Jun 11, 2014 12:29 PM
20 I am wondering if sufficient efforts have been made to work with the Tennis Club
and even the Presb. Church to allow some school staff to park in their lots. The
Tennis Club and the church would seem to be busiest when school is not in
Jun 10, 2014 4:46 PM
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example, would additional parking in parkway areas around the institutions be accept...
session, and it would be better to have additional street parking a few weeks or
months a year when conflicts exist. Creating additional parking on the parkways
would be a better solution than removing any parking spaces from the lot
between the library and the school.
21 I presume the solution to this obvious problem will be developed by the traffic
consultants.
Jun 10, 2014 11:32 AM
22 Cannot recommend where to find off-street parking, but would certainly favor it,
and have a shuttle bust for teachers run from trains and parking lots to schools,
which is used at many business, and can be considered here.
Jun 10, 2014 8:50 AM
23 Off street- perhaps one row of parking spaces just north of the library would not
take significantly from the park/ green area. On street- there are 4 or 5 parking
spaces just in front of the RFPL now. Could that row be extended towards
Chicago avenue to add some extra timed or preferred parking spaces (seniors,
mothers with babies, etc)? Residents could be encouraged to park 1-2 blocks
away for instance on Ashland, or Monroe, or Lathrop, north of Chicago, or Quick
if planning to stay longer at the school, or library, or RFTC.
Jun 9, 2014 10:17 PM
24 see above. Jun 9, 2014 3:06 PM
25 Right now there's parking on all the streets, making parking on only one side of
the street would help all of the streets in the area. None of the streets are wide
enough for parking on both sides of the street.
Jun 8, 2014 5:36 PM
26 Off street parking only exists there during the off season of the tennis club and
also the church parking lot. Agreement would have to be made with those
organizations. Angled parking on Quick and Oak is a very viable and good
solution, possible angled parking on Jackson by the park. Add a few more cut
out spots on the 700 block of Lathrop
Jun 8, 2014 8:17 AM
27 near village hall or along the L or the lot the village owns where the want to sell
off
Jun 8, 2014 7:53 AM
28 It would be great if there were an underground garage for the library and school
staff, it would decrease congestion on Oak due to parked cars. However, I can't
imagine where the $ would come from. I am sure that is a very expensive
project. Perhaps the school or village could rent space from the River Forest
Tennis Club to use that lot for staff parking in the winter; that would alleviate
some of the additional problems that the snow causes with parking.
Jun 8, 2014 6:55 AM
29 Yes, additional parkway parking is acceptable but clearly will not solve the
problem.
Jun 7, 2014 7:07 PM
30 I don't think parking in parkway areas is a good idea. Our library is very
important to everyone in River Forest. Everyone needs access and not everyone
can walk there. For some, walking even one block is not an option. Our library
is part of our education system, too. Think about all the programs our library
offers, many of those for the children attending Roosevelt Middle School. Even
though the school owns the parking lot, another branch of education (library)
Jun 6, 2014 7:25 AM
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needs the use of that lot all year long and during hours that extend beyond
those of a school day.
31 Off Street - Tennis Club (when not in use)- On Street - Quick Avenue, Ashland
and Monroe
Jun 5, 2014 10:52 AM
32 Please not above comments. Jun 5, 2014 7:12 AM
33 Could the school rent space from the RFTC when the club is closed for the
season? Also is the church parking lot available to rent?
Jun 4, 2014 10:05 AM
34 I think so. Jun 4, 2014 6:36 AM
35 I think diagonal parking along the parkway in front of the library would be helpful. Jun 3, 2014 8:41 PM
36 If the parkways are wide enough, that would be a good solution. Jun 3, 2014 3:46 PM
37 Adding parking in the parkways is a good idea. I think providing the crossing
guards the way you have is very good. But some drivers/people/students, no
matter what, won't pay attention and will walk or drive where they shouldn't.
Remember you can't make everyone safe if they don't pay attention. Don't give
up the much needed fields or beauty of the street to make a few people happy.
Jun 3, 2014 12:05 PM
38 Converting the parkways to parking would be a partial solution. Also see # 6
above.
Jun 3, 2014 9:13 AM
39 Yes. I think that on the south side of Roosevelt where the semi circle currently
is, could accommodation some parking. This drive could be reconfigured. I also
think additional parking could be made where the current playground is. It is
safer than the current situation where parking is located between two buildings
utilized as one campus. If the current parking in the front of the library were
changed to angle parking, additional spaces could also be accommodated
Jun 2, 2014 8:04 PM
40 Utilize some of the under-used park district land around the public library for
patron parking. As I have stated above, use the south parkway along Oak for
angled parking to move cars out of the traffic lanes.
Jun 2, 2014 7:21 PM
41 Off street parking on Quick or Jackson between Oak and Quick might work. I
would not want to cut down bigger trees to get it, though.
Jun 2, 2014 12:44 PM
42 I think that the RFTC parking lot seems like potential option for off-season
parking if there's a general agreement that could be made. For "on-street", again
it makes sense to open up side streets like Quick. Also, add the cut ins to add
more parking space without congesting the streets.
Jun 2, 2014 12:11 PM
43 Not sure Jun 2, 2014 11:05 AM
44 How about letting Roosevelt staff and faculty park in the tennis club parking lot? Jun 2, 2014 10:31 AM
45 See 10 above Jun 2, 2014 9:37 AM
46 Maybe more on street parking. Get rid of the 15 minute parking in front of the Jun 2, 2014 9:24 AM
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library.
47 I wonder if more On-street spots could be designated on Lathrop south of
Chicago Ave. There are so few.
Jun 2, 2014 8:30 AM
48 Not sure what the question is asking. Sorry Jun 1, 2014 10:16 PM
49 additional use of the parkways would be helpful. Right now there is no real use
of parking spaces on Chicago, so I do not think that private real estate needs to
be purchased.
Jun 1, 2014 7:27 PM
50 Yes, as mentioned above, parkway parking would be a good idea. It could be
done in a way that preserves the beauty of our village by putting only 2-3 spaces
in between trees. During the school day, would it be possible to get permits for
Roosevelt faculty to park at the RF Tennis Club?
Jun 1, 2014 7:15 PM
51 Would the the Tennis Club allow parking in their lot during special events? I DO
NOT think that it is worth taking away any designated park or field areas to
accommodate additional parking.
Jun 1, 2014 7:03 PM
52 It would help to have cut-outs in the parkway on Lathrop at Roosevelt that would
allow drop-off and pickup for students and could serve as short term parking
during the school day.
Jun 1, 2014 3:25 PM
53 No Jun 1, 2014 3:03 PM
54 Off Street - Tennis Club (when not in use)- On Street - Quick Avenue, Ashland
and Monroe
Jun 1, 2014 1:57 PM
55 Additional parking in parkway area on Quick between Lathrop and Jackson
might work as long as no trees would be removed.
Jun 1, 2014 12:36 PM
56 Yes, the church south of the school could rent specified spaces (probably for a
very nominal rate, maybe free) to teachers or administrators who will park their
vehicles all day. One block away is not too far to walk. All day street parking for
teachers should be permitted with an identifying pass.
Jun 1, 2014 9:30 AM
57 1. No parking structures, please. Jun 1, 2014 8:46 AM
58 I am all for using curb cuts and parkways in this area. Although I value the
parkways and the trees therein, we have a problem here and need to fix it. We
still have miles of parkway left in the village--in this area we need to find parking
and use the very limited space we have.
Jun 1, 2014 7:58 AM
59 Yes. Look at Google map and see paved parking at RFTC and First United. See
also options for efficient parkway storage on Oak & Quick that would not face RF
residences and could be screened with vegetation and plentiful tree canopy to
match RF tree density across RF.
Jun 1, 2014 7:56 AM
60 Better utilization of 'off street' publicly owned land should be considered.
Possible re-configuration of Oak street parking and traffic flow from Jackson to
Lathrop to maximize parking and minimize danger to children year-round.
Jun 1, 2014 7:20 AM
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Consider angled parking on the south side of the street and making the block
one way to traffic. Explore options with privately owned Tennis club for specific
Roosevelt staff only to utilize, for a fee, the parking lot when the club is NOT
open and Roosevelt is in session. (Over lap is minimal.)
61 Yes, but also approve privately owned parking for "Off Street " parking. A small
privately owned parking deck near the rails would be terrific.
Jun 1, 2014 6:31 AM
62 we could share the rf tennis club parking lot, when their season is not in session
we could make a new parking lot, with restricted in/out access where the
roosevelt playground is currently located. parallel parking all along lathrop,
chicago, and jackson NOT an option - taking current green space away from the
community by adding a parking lot at centennial park. there are so many other
better options than to take green space away from a community that already
lacks it
Jun 1, 2014 5:02 AM
63 Do not take any of the park for parking. River Forest has very little park space
currently. We need the park and sport field space in this area. It is centrally
located in the town and accessible to the middle school kids. Do not take away
the softball field.
Jun 1, 2014 4:19 AM
64 I am strongly opposed to increasing parking in parkways around the public
buildings. That would detract from the aesthetics and home values of the
residents of the 700 blocks of Lathrop and Jackson. My understanding is that the
proposed project at Roosevelt School is for a "gathering space" for students.
Sorry, but I don't think that is an urgent enough need to balance the detrimental
effects on other village residents. District 90 needs to solve its space and parking
needs on its own property.
Jun 1, 2014 2:44 AM
65 I don't know May 31, 2014 10:04 PM
66 seems like some of the green area behind the library on Jackson could be used.
there's also big bike area there that could be moved around to the Quick
entrance, and used for parking.
May 31, 2014 8:11 PM
67 I'm not aware of any vacant lots nearby. This is a high density area. May 31, 2014 2:35 PM
68 Explore options with the Tennis Club and the Presbyterian Church for use of
their lots during the school year.
May 31, 2014 2:20 PM
69 See previous comments. May 31, 2014 2:13 PM
70 I have not given this much thought as it does not seem to currently be a major
problem. Reducing the amount of parking currently available would pose a
problem, however.
May 31, 2014 1:53 PM
71 sorry, no suggestions. May 31, 2014 1:03 PM
72 Other than the Tennis Club or the RF Presbyterian Church, I don't know what
else would be available. Possibly St. Luke's could offer it through the week.
That wouldn't be a bad walk for teachers.
May 31, 2014 12:59 PM
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73 The Library is doing wonderful work in providing programing and services for
seniors. It is discouraging not to be able to enjoy these benefits because of lack
of adequate parking spaces ... close to a library entrance.
May 31, 2014 12:44 PM
74 I like the idea of creating parking by using the parkway, but i do not think it is
necessary.
May 31, 2014 12:25 PM
75 I don't know enough about it to offer any opinion. May 31, 2014 10:58 AM
76 Parkway parking would be a great way to utilize the space around the soccer
field.
May 31, 2014 10:28 AM
77 Yes May 31, 2014 10:25 AM
78 No opinion May 31, 2014 6:48 AM
79 No May 30, 2014 9:10 PM
80 I would not increase off street parking May 30, 2014 7:59 PM
81 Off Street - Tennis Club (when not in use) On Street - Quick Avenue, Ashland
and Monroe
May 30, 2014 7:52 PM
82 Use part of the athletic fields for a new lot, as suggested above. The library and
its patrons deserve close, always available parking. I've been enjoying my walk
to the River Forest Library for nearly twenty years, but the time will surely come
when that is no longer possible.
May 30, 2014 7:48 PM
83 Yes parking in parkway areas would be acceptable. May 30, 2014 7:42 PM
84 no May 30, 2014 7:15 PM
85 not that I'm aware of May 30, 2014 7:05 PM
86 No, I do not believe there are options. Parking is a problem everywhere. We
chose to live here.
May 30, 2014 6:24 PM
87 I would rather see the input of the residents who live in the immediate and
affected areas.
May 30, 2014 6:13 PM
88 Additional off street parking is not an option. I find it highly offensive to the
residences of River Forest to eliminate ANY open public park space for more
parking. Additional parking can be made by providing head-first parking along
Lathrop.
May 30, 2014 5:50 PM
89 none May 30, 2014 4:19 PM
90 Extend library parking along lathrop towards Chicago. Design for Roosevelt lots
looks great. Don't think there is viable off street parking in the are. I've heard
about using the river forest tennis club lot but they use it at all times, even
though it's not usually full, and would be a liability nightmare.
May 30, 2014 3:14 PM
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91 Parkway parking NOT acceptable, parkways are probably too narrow anyhow. May 30, 2014 2:32 PM
92 Rf tennis club May 30, 2014 2:14 PM
93 Off Street - Tennis Club (when not in use)- On Street - Quick Avenue, Ashland
and Monroe
May 30, 2014 1:35 PM
94 Off Street - Tennis Club (when not in use)- On Street - Quick Avenue, Ashland
and Monroe
May 30, 2014 1:33 PM
95 Off Street - Tennis Club (when not in use)- On Street - Quick Avenue, Ashland
and Monroe
May 30, 2014 1:25 PM
96 Off Street - Tennis Club (when not in use) On Street - Quick Avenue, Monore,
Ashland
May 30, 2014 1:20 PM
97 no May 30, 2014 1:18 PM
98 good god no, tear up green space for a parking lot? tear down homes? I don't
think so
May 30, 2014 1:10 PM
99 I'm not sure. May 30, 2014 12:30 PM
100 I would welcome any way that parking could be increased including use of the
parkways
May 30, 2014 12:26 PM
101 I don't want to be redundant because I think I covered it in the previous
questions.
May 30, 2014 12:21 PM
102 no May 30, 2014 12:17 PM
103 None May 30, 2014 12:11 PM
104 I'm not sure how additional parking in the parkways would work. Tandem (side-
by-side) parking? How would pedestrians and children safely navigate the
sidewalks if cars are also driving on them? Could there be exploration of
subterranean off-street parking (underground garage)? Also, a vehicle-access
book-return drop box for the library could eliminate cars needing to park just to
return books and free up some parking and congestion-while-searching-for-
parking.
May 30, 2014 12:01 PM
105 Yes I think parking in the parkways would be a good solution. See previous
answer.
May 30, 2014 11:22 AM
106 West side of school lot should be improved with drive through and maximize
easy short term parking and access. Leave lot between library and school with
the capacity it has. If there are concerns about student crossing close it for 20
minutes at the beginning and end of the school day but keep the parking
available for the rest of the time.
May 30, 2014 11:17 AM
107 No May 30, 2014 11:09 AM
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108 Not necessary. May 30, 2014 10:53 AM
109 NO OFF-street parking! this plan will not solve current problems, and will
create prohibitive new ones. You have our petitions, we have spoken
frequently why not listen?
May 30, 2014 10:47 AM
110 I do not see why the issue of parking at the tennis club October - April is not
being explored. I hate to lose trees but we are going to have to lose some in
order to create a safer space for our community and kids. So, yes, parking in
parkway.
May 30, 2014 10:39 AM
111 not without sacrificing the park which isn't worth it. May 30, 2014 10:25 AM
112 I believe that Jackson needs to be widened to add parking and another lane both
by narrowing the parkway and the area next to the sidewalk on the Roosevelt
side.
May 30, 2014 10:16 AM
113 Not unless you can acquire nearby property May 30, 2014 10:14 AM
114 No ideas. May 30, 2014 9:52 AM
115 I am not convinced our traffic and parking needs justify this evaluation. Lets stay
green.
May 30, 2014 9:49 AM
116 Not sure how this works. Members of tennis club often cannot park there in
summer due to non-member usage of facility parking which is very limited. Then
streets nearby get full. I imaging First Pres lot is used as well. Both institutions
are patient and agreeable but it does get very busy around there in the summer.
May 30, 2014 9:47 AM
117 Not really. May 30, 2014 9:43 AM
118 Teachers need to park on Jackson, south of Quick. May 30, 2014 9:42 AM
119 As unsightly as it may be, it may be time to consider a multi tiered parking ramp.
In current school parking lot with direct access to school.
May 30, 2014 9:40 AM
120 Usin grass area that are now parkways next to the street are only an acceptable
solution for areas where people do not live, in other words, not in front of or next
to homes.
May 30, 2014 9:40 AM
121 Yes. May 30, 2014 9:22 AM
122 yes, could do cut-ins for parking May 30, 2014 9:15 AM
123 don't know May 30, 2014 9:09 AM
124 yes - off street parking does need to be considered working with anyone willing...
first pres, rftc, jewel etc. On street parking also needs to be considered.. teacher
permit parking on streets, anlgled parking in park way, underground parking..
anything that solves the needs of the community needs to be considered.
May 30, 2014 9:05 AM
125 Off Street: River Forest Tennis Club? May 30, 2014 9:01 AM
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126 I would like to see more parking on Oak and if it can be reconfigured so more
cars can fit (diagonal maybe?) How about the area on the east side of the gym?
Can that area be leveled and reconfigure parking for (maybe 7 cars). That
raised area just gets muddy during any rain, nothing grows there and maybe if
it's leveled, some cars can fit there. Cost will be a factor.
May 30, 2014 8:59 AM
127 RFTC and 1st Pres' lots May 30, 2014 8:54 AM
128 WE WE NEED TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF ADJACENT PARKWAYS. OAK
STREET (BETWEEN LATHROP AND JACKSON) WOULD BE IDEAL AND
DOES NOT IMPACT RESIDENTS. ALSO ADDITIONAL PARKWAY PARKING
ALONG LATHROP COULD BE ACCOMPLISHED.
May 30, 2014 8:50 AM
129 Don't know how much use the playground area at northwest corner of Jackson
and Oak gets...would there be room for surface lot there?
May 30, 2014 8:48 AM
130 No. May 30, 2014 8:47 AM
131 I am not sure there are any. I would really dislike seeing park and lawn areas
carved up for parking. I also think that, ultimately, that would only increase
congestion because of cars backing in and out of the traffic.
May 30, 2014 8:46 AM
132 On street is fine. I am not willing to give up park space for more parking lots. May 30, 2014 8:44 AM
133 parking in parkways on around these institutions is fine as long as parkway trees
are preserved.
May 30, 2014 8:33 AM
134 There are two obvious answers: 1) Negotiate with First Pres. and RFTCC to use
their parking lots in off-hours. I would, however, be against any quid-pro-quo
when dealing with either of those two institutions. Any arrangement should be
above board and fully transparent. 2) Explore cut outs on Lathrop & Chicago.
While I would be reluctant to ask the Park District give up any land for parking, I
would be interested to discuss with them if changing some of their fields to astro-
turf might enable them to reconfigure their parcel to get more use of the land
over a longer period of time and possibly allow RMS students to use the park for
longer periods during the year.
May 30, 2014 8:29 AM
135 There is space on Jackson and Oak that could be used. I think the park space
should remain as our park space is limited anyway.
May 30, 2014 8:17 AM
136 have staff park at train station day lot and provide bus back and forth May 30, 2014 8:17 AM
137 Quick could be used for diagonal parking since it is not a high traffic street.
Additional parking along Jackson will simply worsen the congestion on an
already crowded street.
May 30, 2014 8:13 AM
138 We already require a lot from residents on the 700 blocks of Lathrop and
Jackson. The Lathrop residents see constant, heavy traffic most days; the
Jackson residents have to tolerate a one-way situation during school hours. I
would be quite reluctant to impose anything further on them.
May 30, 2014 8:07 AM
139 On street pkg. Would be a concern for residents living in the area. May 30, 2014 8:01 AM
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140 Highly unlikely. May 30, 2014 8:00 AM
141 At Tennis club during the fall and winter for Roosevelt teachers At church
parking lot Build a parking lot on north side of Library for its patrons AWAY
FROM KIDS!!!!!!!
May 30, 2014 7:56 AM
142 see #4 May 30, 2014 7:50 AM
143 I think the parkway on the east side of Lathrop could be reduced to allow for
more on-street parking on that side. Basically, continue the cut-in at the library
all the way (or at least most of the way) up to Chicago Avenue. That night get
another 4 or 5 spots.
May 30, 2014 7:50 AM
144 Ask First Pres if they are willing to lease some spaces for school parking. May 30, 2014 7:49 AM
145 For roosevelt events (band concerts etc) perhaps parking at the tennis club or
FirstPres could be made available-parking is already there and within a block of
there. Those parking lots are most likely empty during thosetimes.
May 30, 2014 7:48 AM
146 Don't know of any. May 30, 2014 7:45 AM
147 I would create an additional parking lot north of the library taking away a portion
of the park at lathrop and chicago. leaving as much park as possible.
May 30, 2014 7:42 AM
148 Additional parking in parkway areas around the institutions WOULD NOT be
acceptable.
May 30, 2014 7:32 AM
149 I believe it works as is. The parking at the school affords parking for the library
in off school hours. Seems effective.
May 30, 2014 7:30 AM
150 no May 30, 2014 7:27 AM
151 see above May 30, 2014 7:26 AM
152 The only nearby space is the park and field next to the library; truly, I don't know
what the solution is. I only know that we need one.
May 30, 2014 7:22 AM
153 do not build additional parking areas. Leave green areas as is now!! May 30, 2014 7:18 AM