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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
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