Saturday, July 13, 2024

Modified Traffic Signals to Increase Pedestrian Safety

Orange Ave. at Sixth Street on June 17, 2024 (The Coronado Times).

At each intersection crosswalk along Coronado’s Orange Avenue (SR-75), drivers may now notice they are waiting a bit longer to get the green light. The city modified the traffic signals with a lead pedestrian interval (LPI) per state requirements.

The LPI is a safety measure that gives pedestrians three more seconds to start crossing the street before the traffic lights turn green for cars. These extra seconds provide a head start for people to establish themselves more safely in a crosswalk before vehicles are free to move with a green signal. Caltrans will also be installing LPIs on all of their signals in Coronado.

 

 



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Originally from upstate New York, Dani Schwartz has lived in Coronado since 1996. She is happy to call Coronado home and to have raised her children here. In her free time she enjoys reading, exercising, trying new restaurants, and just walking her dog around the "island." Have news to share? Send tips or story ideas to: [email protected]

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