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Old 11-23-2013, 11:33 AM
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Good info. I wasn't aware.

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Old 11-23-2013, 11:40 AM
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It's not that we are speeding. The 466 tunnel has 3 speed bumps in place and it's still dangerous. This post was only meant because of concern. ... It's not that we need to slow down. .... Especially the teenagers who have no respect and walk 5-6 abreast and can't understand how dangerous this practice is. ... Just be careful. Please! It's just we respect life so much that we want everyone to be safe. It's not that we want sole access to anything.
I share Cromlich's concerns about using the western tunnel under CR 466 to get to Southern Trace. Because the tunnel is near the Charter Schools, it is OFTEN used by children and teens, who think they're invincible, didn't we all? And they kid around, push each other, and often take up a whole lane. I don't mind driving at a snail's pace behind them, but it is annoying when the cart in back of me is blowing his horn in frustration because he wants to roar past. Gosh there's a lot of impatient drivers around. I've had carts pass me in tunnels, and I think that is pure foolishness.

I don't think there is a solution, other than to be aware that there may be walkers in tunnels. Please proceed slowly and cautiously through all the tunnels. And show a lot of caution and respect around the kids. Oh, and please don't blow your horn at others who are proceeding in a safe and cautious way!


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I hope I misunderstood your post and that you are not as mean spirited as you came across.
I'm sure that Doug didn't mean to come across to you as mean spirited. He is usually hilarious, I love his sense of humor.
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Old 11-23-2013, 04:12 PM
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I share Cromlich's concerns about using the western tunnel under CR 466 to get to Southern Trace. Because the tunnel is near the Charter Schools, it is OFTEN used by children and teens, who think they're invincible, didn't we all? And they kid around, push each other, and often take up a whole lane. I don't mind driving at a snail's pace behind them, but it is annoying when the cart in back of me is blowing his horn in frustration because he wants to roar past. Gosh there's a lot of impatient drivers around. I've had carts pass me in tunnels, and I think that is pure foolishness.

I don't think there is a solution, other than to be aware that there may be walkers in tunnels. Please proceed slowly and cautiously through all the tunnels. And show a lot of caution and respect around the kids. Oh, and please don't blow your horn at others who are proceeding in a safe and cautious way!




I'm sure that Doug didn't mean to come across to you as mean spirited. He is usually hilarious, I love his sense of humor.
You are probably right! Posting can seem cold. I apologize , Doug , if you meant it to be funny. I guess I was just wanting to keep someone from getting hurt and it came across wrong. I sincerely only wanted to help find a solution before someone gets seriously hurt or God forbid, killed.
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Old 11-24-2013, 07:49 AM
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If you see a cart going very slow through a tunnel please stay back off my bumper and slow down yourself. What is your hurry???{;=)
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Old 11-24-2013, 08:55 AM
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Simple solution.....turn your headlights on before entering any tunnel.
I agree with this solution and would add...........PROCEED WITH CAUTION & SLOW DOWN.
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Old 11-24-2013, 09:08 AM
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i give the horn a short beep, to alert anyone that might be in a tunnel, and drive under control. communication is a wonderful thing. still can't figure out what some people's hurry is.
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Old 11-24-2013, 10:26 AM
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Is anyone having trouble with people walking in golf cart tunnels? All of a sudden I have many instances of people walking out in front of our cart while driving through a tunnel. What is the rule? Especially teenagers walking through the 466 tunnel going to Southern Trace. They are walking 5 or 6 abreast and you come in to the tunnel out of the sun and it is dark. I am so afraid someone is going to get hurt. Is it okay for them to be walking through the tunnels? I suspect NOT.
I have a walking group that meets each Sat. at Laurel Manor. I called and asked the recreation dept if we should use the tunnels or cross over the road.
Their answer- "Use the tunnels, that's what they are there for"
We are super careful and know of the danger.
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Old 11-24-2013, 10:36 AM
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I walk and run in The Villages quite a bit and the tunnels are the only way to safely cross the boulevards.
When I do use them, I have my rabbit ears wide open, my head on a swivel, and slow way down before entering and leaving tunnels, just like I do when driving my carts.

The multi-modal paths are for carts, bikes, walkers, runners, etc and have to be safely shared!!!!

They don't belong to any one user group.
Really? The only safe way to cross. How about waiting at the crosswalks and pushing the button for the lights to stay red? That's what I've always done. I'd think that it would be much more dangerous using the golf cart tunnels.
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Old 11-24-2013, 10:43 AM
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I am a walker who uses the tunnels. Do I use all the tunnels? If it is safer to cross without using the tunnels I will. For example the 466 tunnel also has a sidewalk running parallel to it on the outside and the traffic lights have walk signals. I feel safer using the tunnels under Buena Vista than trying to run across 4 lanes of traffic.
As a golf cart driver and a car driver I do what I tell every new person to TV. Drive with all the defense driving skill you were ever taught and be aware of bicyclists, walkers, etc.
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Old 11-24-2013, 12:03 PM
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These tunnels are multiple access for carts, runners, etc. and not for exclusive use by any one group. There will always be the self-centered jackasses(sober or under the influence ) that think they own the roadway and don't care about any other people using the tunnels, roadways, walkways, etc.. WTH is the hurry. There is no cure for irrational behavior.
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