The indicators are supposed to enhance consciousness of pedestrians.
KALAMAZOO, MI (WKZO AM/FM) — The Metropolis of Kalamazoo has introduced that it will likely be putting in over 60 new pedestrian crosswalk indicators in numerous crosswalks all through the town.
In response to a press release on the town web site, “the brand new indicators are along with the 108 ‘Native Legislation, Cease Right here for Pedestrians’ indicators which have already been added at 54 crosswalks this yr.”
The indicators are supposed to make drivers extra conscious of pedestrians and the place to cease for them. The brand new indicators comply with a metropolis ordinance that started final June, which requires motorists to cease for pedestrians at crosswalks and not using a site visitors sign.
Kalamazoo Sheriff Richard Fuller says that pedestrians should nonetheless be aware of site visitors alerts and legal guidelines.
“Pedestrians are inspired to make use of the walks, they’re additionally capable of be ticketed for not utilizing the walks,” Fuller stated. “They need to go together with site visitors, that means if there is a mild there to let you know when to go, that is when it is best to go. The citizen strolling has bought to concentrate and never stroll out in entrance of site visitors.”
Places for the brand new indicators have been chosen primarily based on standards equivalent to site visitors velocity and quantity, road width, and noticed pedestrian utilization.
The brand new indicators come following the information of a pedestrian who was struck by site visitors on the intersection of Michigan Avenue and Church Avenue two weeks in the past.