The tool used for each crossing upgrade is carefully selected. These tools provide protection for people walking, cycling, or rolling, encourage slower speeds, and provide drivers with more reaction time and visibility so all road users can feel safe.
The number of vehicles, number of lanes of traffic people need to cross, presence of a median, speed limit, and proximity to existing safe crossing tools, influence what kind of added measure will be selected. The City often goes above and beyond national safety guidelines in how crossings are upgraded to support our progress toward our goal of Vision Zero.
These aren’t the only tools used in the City when it comes to crossings. Visit Pedestrian Crossings to learn about other types of crosswalks.