Rainbow Street

John

--- and the best part of a celebration is a good belly-rub.


joy

Wonderful! Always great to see you Jack - sorry I was working, would have liked to catch up. 


jmitw

In the last year the state complained about the towns painting blue lines for police, has there been any official word from the state about allowing this?


DaveSchmidt
jmitw said:
In the last year the state complained about the towns painting blue lines for police, has there been any official word from the state about allowing this?

I don’t know about the state, but the Federal Highway Administration objected to the blue lines, which filled in the space between a street’s double yellow lines, contrary to the Manual on Uniform Traffic Devices. These are crosswalks, not lane dividers, so the guidelines may be looser. (Loose enough, say, to allow brick pavers to serve as a crosswalk near a train station if a village chooses.)


joan crystal

The State Department of Transportation recently funded a pedestrian safety study in Maplewood.  The study recommended the use of colorfully painted crosswalks as a pedestrian safety measure, citing examples from municipalities around the country. This would suggest that there are no legal objections to painting crosswalks. 


krnl

Valley is  county road so it definitely was approved at least one level of government higher.


John

At the dedication, several references were made to the fact that the painted intersection was within permissible guidelines.


The Soulful Mr T

I don't live in Maplewood anymore -  but that is way cool.


Jamie

Some pretty cool drone footage over town:



kirkbarrett

Could someone tell me who to talk to about what kind of paint was used?

I have been trying to paint the concrete retaining walls in the river in South Orange for 15 years.  One question is what kind of paint to use. 

Thanks

Kirk Barrett

kirkbarrett64@gmail.com


John

Public Works dept should be able to tell.


ctrzaska

Call the folks that painted it: Straight Edge Striping (seriously).  732-302-3001


joy

Thermoplastic paint - the staff engineer gave me a primer on it while I waited, wait for it, to dry...


joy

And knowing that it needs to be heated to be applied, not sure if a vertical surface is possible



conandrob240

will the vibrant color last?


John

I suspect it will be good for about a year. Then have to be re-painted.


joan crystal

More than concerns of the color lasting, I wonder how slippery the thermoplastic paint will be under wet conditions.  My concern is for pedestrians with balance issues more than motorists.  Crosswalk paint in the past has been slippery when wet but one could always walk between the stripes. Not possible with the new pattern.

ETA:  The surface was slippery in yesterday's rain.  I hope something can be done to make crossing there safer for those with balance issues. 


The Soulful Mr T
joy said:
Thermoplastic paint - the staff engineer gave me a primer on it while I waited, wait for it, to dry...

 No pun intended, I am sure....


DaveSchmidt
The_Soulful_Mr_T said:


joy said:
Thermoplastic paint - the staff engineer gave me a primer on it while I waited, wait for it, to dry...
 No pun intended, I am sure....

... Win.


Amy

I love it. Is it only for the month of June?  I am hoping its permanent. 


Scully

It’s permanent 


yahooyahoo

What is the significance of adding the pink color, which is not part of a rainbow?


vdfam

So ... If every town paints a permanent rainbow crosswalk, justice for all is complete?

(Talk me through the tangible benefits of symbolic gestures.)


Scully
vdfam said:
So ... If every town paints a permanent rainbow crosswalk, justice for all is complete?

(Talk me through the tangible benefits of symbolic gestures.)

Sore about the confederate statues coming down, or just having a bad day...? 


vdfam

... or an honest question, dumbass




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