Crosswalk Policies and Designs that Create Safe and Walkable Neighborhoods
Giving people safe and convenient crossings is a precursor to walkability. Existing standards and practices often make it difficult for cities to justify adding stop or signal control for fully protected crossings, while high-quality midblock or minor street crossings can be expensive to implement with medians and raised treatments. How are cities addressing pedestrian crossings at midblock locations and minor street crossings? Are citywide policies informing these decisions or are they based solely on context? How does satisfaction of specific warrants mesh with desired or projected pedestrian life in a particular area?