Was there ever a bad accident on Northgate?

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FAT SEXY
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I remember back in the day College Main was never blocked off and you could drive straight through(even on crowded nights). I don't remember any barriers on the sidewalks either.

Did a bad accident happen that created the need for all of the blockades you see now?
Oogway
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About five or six years ago (memory is hazy) I think there were one or two pedestrians killed after being hit by a car? There have been several (again, going off of memory) pedestrians injured over the years in car/human collisions. Alcohol may have been a factor, I think with at least one of the accidents the pedestrians were either jay walking or crossing w/o the little walking light. Someone else may know a little more about it.
Rapier108
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October 18th, 2015 is when the two pedestrians were killed.
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australopithecus robustus
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Hundreds of people began to gather out side I the street about 12 years ago when the bars started opening over there. That side used to be just barber, cleaners, deli etc. The city eventually closed it off.

On the weekends it's packed like bourbon street.
Langenator
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Aside from Antonio's, an utterly incongruous lawyer's office, and maybe a barber shop, I think that whole block is bars now. Or bar and bistro/grill, at best.

"Roofie Row" as some of the cops call it. That area and Icon around the corner on University tend to be where most of the fights start.

It's not a permanent thing like College Main, but they close off Boyett between University and the north end of the Gig 'em Mart on Friday and Saturday nights. I think that started in the fall of 2019.
Gunner0740
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13 years ago Lindsey Walters was killed while waiting in line to pay for the parking garage when a truck ran her over. Her friend was also struck but survived. That's when the bollards at the parking garage went in and the ones in the 100 block went in several years after that.
Stupe
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It was needed.

I used that intersection a lot, but it was good to be proactive in closing it as the foot traffic grew.
Builder93
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Langenator said:

Aside from Antonio's, an utterly incongruous lawyer's office, and maybe a barber shop, I think that whole block is bars now. Or bar and bistro/grill, at best.

"Roofie Row" as some of the cops call it. That area and Icon around the corner on University tend to be where most of the fights start.

It's not a permanent thing like College Main, but they close off Boyett between University and the north end of the Gig 'em Mart on Friday and Saturday nights. I think that started in the fall of 2019.
I've heard first hand stories about grown women being roofied around town. I can't imagine how bad it would be at Northgate. I would tell girls at Northgate, if you didn't see your drink being made, you put it down and came back to it, or you took your eyes off of it, you shouldn't be drinking it.
Langenator
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Just another reason to drink beer, wine, or straight liquor - no mixing, just pour it.
Kenneth_2003
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Think about it this way... Although University Drive has not changed size (# of lanes) in the past 20+ years, the volume of traffic has probably more than doubled.

The number of bars in the now Northgate Entertainment District have more than doubled. It wasn't until the mid 2000's you started to see just a couple of establishments on that 2nd block back there, now it's wall to wall bars. Obviously the parking garage has had an impact. High density mid-rise housing has replaced what used to be old single story single family homes.

When I first moved to CS in 1999 and lived on northside you'd see folks dragging tables out of Dudley's and into the parking lane to play 42 on a Thursday or Friday afternoon. Even if it were allowed and that lane still existed, you'd be insane to do that with today's traffic.

I think the crash barrier along University and the bollards are just a necessary thing today.
Langenator
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They need to widen the sidewalk in front of the Backyard (this would require buying up part of the Backyard's front patio area) and extend that barrier all the way to the Gig 'em Mart. Good number of people get onto University on weekend nights, especially when the front door to the Backyard backs up.
histag10
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Langenator said:

Just another reason to drink beer, wine, or straight liquor - no mixing, just pour it.


Even with a bottle or draught, they can easily drop it in before they pour or as they take the bottlecap off.

As a woman, you have to be extra diligent when out drinking
birdman
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The biggest danger was nighttime. But it was pretty bad during the day. You didn't have the alcohol factor, but students were always walking without awareness in that area.
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