Bonita Springs to consider no-thru-truck zone on Old 41

Author: Samantha Roesler, Gulfshore Business
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Bonita Springs City Council is taking steps toward increasing the safety of the pedestrian-friendly Old 41 corridor. The city has made improvements along Old 41 Road for many years to encourage walkability and for bicyclists to feel safe on the streets. 

Despite efforts to calm traffic through brick paver enhancements and pedestrian-defined crossing zones, large trucks using the corridor as a through street to U.S. 41 are causing disruption on the historic roadway, city officials said. 

Transportation consultant John DePalma with McMahon Associates presented to council a traffic study completed around different parts of the city. Since 2017, traffic at Old 41’s main roundabout has increased by 13% to an average of 12,500 visits per day. 

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