Progress from Tragedy?

Almost a year ago I had the sad occassion to write about a pedestrian fatality just around the corner from my home.

It’s possible that some good may come out of this. The neighborhood association has been aggressively working with PDOT to improve safety on NW 21st and 23rd. PDOT has already re-signed the streets for 20 mph, and the neighborhood newspaper, the Examiner, is reporting on a (PDF, 353K) series of safety improvements that will be tried in NW as a pilot for possible use throughout the City.

Tools include:

  • Curb Extensions
  • Ladder-style Crosswalks
  • Selected parking space removal to improve visibility
  • Speed Reader Boards
  • Centerline Caution Signs

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