Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Dunedin Patch highlights interaction with our readers. Today, it's a blog about the safety of bicyclists and motorists at the intersection of Skinner and the Pinellas Trail.
Thanks to Patch reader "Dunedin Cracker 79," who posted this blog in our Local Voices section calling for safety improvements for bicyclists and motorists at the intersection of Skinner Boulevard and the Pinellas Trail. Several readers chimed in with their comments about the intersection. Do you agree? Dunedin Patch is an interactive community site, and we want you to get involved! Post a comment at the bottom of any story. Upload your photos to our Pics & Clips gallery. Post an Announcement to share your news, or add an Event to our calendar. Post a blog in our Local Voices section to let everyone know about your group, your expertise or your opinion.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
A traffic fatality at Curlew Road and Challenger Drive got some Dunedin Patch readers talking last week. What's your take on this stretch of road? Is it unsafe? If so, what should be done about it?
Our report about a traffic fatality near Curlew Road and Challenger Drive last week prompted several Dunedin Patch readers to comment that they believe this stretch of roadway is unsafe. What do you think? Is this a problem area for Dunedin drivers? What should be done about it? Are there other dangerous streets or intersections around town? Tell us in the comments below. Here's a sampling of what some readers had to say: AlexJ: I drive this section of road daily and the design is just horrible. I've seen many cars run into the grass and I was recently run into head on traffic by someone incorrectly merging from that same turning lane. This part of Curlew Rd needs to be fixed before more lives are needlessly lost. Nancy Lynam: Yes, I drive…
Sunday, August 19, 2012
OK, so you had a busy week. We understand. Let us catch you up on all the highlights!
1. Tony's Pizzeria is coming to Dunedin. The longtime downtown Clearwater eatery has plans to expand and is aiming for an October opening on Main Street in the former home of Darling Memories collectible and gift shop. 2. Speaking of new businesses, Kalamazoo Olive Company recently opened shop on County Road 1 in Dunedin. Patch caught up with owner James Ryan, who imports olive oils from all over the world and opened his original store in St. Petersburg in 2012. There's a grand opening set for Aug. 25. 3. Bob Gualtieri passed a major test in Tuesday's primary election, holding off challenger Everett Rice for the Republican nomination for Pinellas County Sheriff. Check out our video to see what Gualtieri and his supporters had to say after …
Thursday, August 16, 2012
The Indiana man's 13-year-old grandson was unhurt after his vehicle made an 'abrupt lane change and left the roadway, the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office reports.
A 70-year-old Indiana man was killed Thursday morning after he apparently lost control of his minivan and crashed at Curlew Road and Challenger Drive in Dunedin, authorities said. Martin Avolt was headed westbound on Curlew sometime before 9:30 a.m. when his 13-year-old grandson pointed out he was in a right turn only lane at the Waterford Crossing subdivision, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office. Avolt made an "abrupt lane change" to the left, deputies said, struck the quick curb traffic barriers, crossed the eastbound lanes of Curlew and went off the roadway. His 2002 Dodge Caravan struck two chain link fences, went down into a ravine and came to rest against a tree. The grandson, who was not injured, exited the vehicle and…