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D.1.4 Crosswalks


Provide and maintain quality crosswalks to make the pedestrian experience more welcoming and safe. 


Crosswalks provide safe passage across streets and discourage unsafe crossings. They alert drivers to pedestrians. A well designed, ADA compliant system of crossings increases access to resources, provides a feeling of safety, encourages more foot traffic to support your downtown businesses and increases social opportunity. 

  • Conduct a crosswalk audit and hold community outreach events to understand existing conditions downtown. This process can be used to come up with opportunities for improvement. 
  • Plan for, fund, construct and maintain an adequate number of crosswalks that:
    • are clearly visible
    • have proper signalization
    • follow ADA best practices
    • calm traffic and increase safety

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