About the Safety Improvements

The purpose of this demonstration project is to test ideas to improve safety for people walking, biking and driving. If proven effective, these safety improvements may become permanent and similar demonstrations may be tested in other parts of the city.

9th-10th Streets & Prospect Ave.

At 9th and 10th Streets, you’ll find a mini traffic circle and three curb extensions. These improvements address issues identified by the community, including speeding, people driving not yielding to people walking, and overall safety.

Mini Traffic Circle at 10th Street

Mini-traffic circles are traffic calming devices intended to slow vehicle speeds and improve the overall safety of the intersection and street. Approach the traffic circle cautiously, drivers entering must yield to those already in the traffic circle. A traffic circle is like an intersection, you are able to go right, straight, and make a left turn. Always scan for pedestrians and cyclists at crossings as you enter and exit the intersection.

Curb Extensions at 9th & 10th Streets

Curb extensions extend the curb into the street, so the distance to cross is shorter and people are more visible to vehicles. They also narrow the street, which helps to reduce vehicle speeds.

The 9th street intersection also features a new crosswalk on the west side of Prospect Ave.

14th-15th Streets & Prospect Ave.

At 14th and 15th Streets you’ll find curb extensions and a new crosswalk across Prospect Ave. These improvements address issues identified by the community, including speeding, people driving not yielding to people walking, and overall safety.

Curb Extensions at 14th & 15th Streets

Curb extensions extend the curb into the street, so the distance to cross is shorter and people are more visible to vehicles. They also narrow the street, which helps to reduce vehicle speeds. Plastic posts separate people using the sidewalk from people driving.

Crosswalk at 14th Street

At the 14th Street intersection, there is a new crosswalk across Prospect Ave, as well as a “pedestrian island,” which provides a space to safely wait in the middle of the street before crossing to the other side.

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