Why can't we do something to slow down traffic for pedestrians?

1) What the City is doing: The City has recently installed pedestrian crosswalks throughout the Old Town area. We installed a pilot project at Mount Erie School (41st Street) which includes pedestrian activated, solar-powered crosswalk warning lights. We installed solar-powered crosswalk lights in all school zones and permanently-mounted traffic radars to clock and display the speed of cars moving through the crosswalk. You can call City engineers at 360-293-1920 for further information. The City also has a policy for all city employees driving city vehicles to stop for pedestrians whenever possible.


2) What you can do: You can also make a difference by stopping for pedestrians in town and letting them cross. We can all make our streets safer for pedestrians if we are courteous drivers.


For more information please call Public Works at 360-293-1919.

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3. How might this affect downstream water quality in the short term during the installation process and in the long term with any maintenance operations?
4. Why does the City prefer public streets to private streets?
5. Why can't we do something to slow down traffic for pedestrians?
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7. Whom do I call if the signal lights at an intersection are out?
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