Location: Citywide – Crosswalks selected based on safety metrics.
Install five pedestrian-controlled flashing lights at high impact locations. Crosswalks without signals can be risky for pedestrians and confusing for both pedestrians and drivers.
Many crosswalks in the city are dangerous and confusing, especially in areas with higher traffic volumes and intersections with low visibility. This proposal would add pedestrian-controlled flashing lights to crosswalks at locations not controlled by traffic signals or stop signs. Locations will be selected based on safety metrics including the following factors:
● Crash history
● Number of travel lanes
● Proximity to schools, parks, and senior centers
Potential locations include: Broadway & Highland and Market & Columbia.
Pedestrian-controlled flashing crosswalk lights will alert drivers to the presence of a pedestrian waiting to cross, reducing the risk of accidents.