News & Events
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Park and Neighborhood Clean-up
Thanks to everyone who came out on April 16th and helped pick up trash in the parks and elsewhere in the neighborhood.
Garlic Mustard Pull
Thanks to everyone who came out on April 23rd to help dig up this nasty invasive weed. We made some progress on the hillside in Spring Harbor Park, but it's an ongoing effort! Whenever you have 10 minutes to work on a small area, that will be greatly appreciated. Bring a couple of plastic grocery bags. Double bag the weeds and throw the bag in the trash.
Residential Development Document
The Spring Harbor Neighborhood Association (SHNA) boundaries encompass Old Middleton Road and the Wisconsin & Southern Railroad on the south, Lake Mendota on the north, Whitney Way
(City of Madison boundary on the east), and Camelot Drive on the west. The Hickory Hollow Condominiums and the University Crossing Apartments are within these boundaries. [The map above represents the general area.]
SHNA Board Meetings
Typically held on the second Tuesday of each month 7:00PM (ends by 9:00PM). All SHNA residents are welcome to attend. Dates/times are subject to change, so please confirm with a Board member if you plan to attend.
Next SHNA Board meeting: Tuesday, May 10, 7pm, Dale Heights Church, 5501 University Avenue
Flambeau /University Avenue Safety Improvements
Traffic and safety improvements at the intersection
of Flambeau and University Ave were discussed with Madison Traffic Engineering at a meeting arranged by Shary Bisgard and Herman
Felstehausen of the SHNA Transportation and Planning/Development committees. The Flambeau intersection generates regular user comments because of its large open design inviting multiple vehicles to enter, wait, and make turns all at the same time. Interactions are further complicated by a bus stop, two pedestrian crossings, multi-use path, and several commercial driveways. Moka Coffee drive-thru has also increased intersection activity. SHNA committees are recommending additional signage and pavement paint as a way to further define user space and improve safety. Traffic Engineering is considering the following actions:
• Post ‘No U-turn’ signs facing east-bound traffic with an additional ‘No U-turn’ sign on the median facing the Moka exit driveway to
discourage Moka vehicles from immediately making a U-turn upon exit. Repainting the pavement bars on the west crosswalk so paint stripes line up with the crosswalk landing on the Moka side of the street. The neighborhood also requested widening and extending
the highway median on the west side of the intersection—current
median has a sub-standard pointed nose. While wider medians improve safety, this adjustment will require funding approval which
can be expected to delay the work.
• There have been numerous complaints that bikers—and sometimes skate-boarders—traveling at high speed down the multi-use
path from the east create close calls with turning vehicles. The bikers have the right-of-way, but it is difficult for drivers to make turns while keeping multiple sides of the intersection in view. Traffic Engineering will consider posting “CAUTION—Watch for Turning Vehicles” signs next to the multi-use path.