Printed from:

Welcome to Columbia Magazine  

Cones used widely to increase safety in crosswalks

By Ed Waggener

Recent work by the Kentucky Department of highways to use paint to mark crosswalks has been a big step in the right direction, but leaves much to be done. In many cases, the markings are themselves more than a bit confusing mainly because the aisles are not clearly marked with stop bars, leaving a dangerous level of ambiguity. A solution in addition to or instead of would be the use of traffic cones at crossings. A number of those can be seen at this Instagram page. Click to: Instagram: Cones used in crosswalks

Travellers, including Barry and Mary Ann Loy, have reported satisfaction with the increased level of safety using traffic cones. Others hope the city will use a variation on the crossings in Campbellsville installed by the Selby Company in Campellsville. What's your idea? And where do you see the greatest need for protected pedestrian crossings? Would it be in front of the Columbia United Methodist Church on Burkesville Street? Or from Carrie Bolin Drive to the Five Star on Jamestown Street, or Crossings on Lindsey Wilson Street, Fairground Street, Young Street, or crossings from Lowe's Lane and Miller Avenue, to the sidewalks on the other side of Jamestown Street? Your comments welcome.

This story was posted on 2017-07-24 12:50:13
Printable: this page is now automatically formatted for printing.
Have comments or corrections for this story? Use our contact form and let us know.

To sponsor news and features on ColumbiaMagazine, please use our contact form.


Quick Links to Popular Features content is available as an RSS/XML feed for your RSS reader or other news aggregator.
Use the following link:

Contact us: Columbia Magazine and are published by D'Zine, Ltd., PO Box 906, Columbia, KY 42728.
Phone: 270-250-2730 Fax: 270-751-0401

Please use our contact page, or send questions about technical issues with this site to All logos and trademarks used on this site are property of their respective owners. All comments remain the property and responsibility of their posters, all articles and photos remain the property of their creators, and all the rest is copyright 1995-Present by Columbia! Magazine and D'Zine, Ltd. Privacy policy: use of this site requires no sharing of information. Voluntarily shared information may be published and made available to the public on this site and/or stored electronically. Anonymous submissions will be subject to additional verification. Cookies are not required to use our site. However, if you have cookies enabled in your web browser, some of our advertisers may use cookies for interest-based advertising across multiple domains. For more information about third-party advertising, visit the NAI web privacy site.