Redesigning crosswalks to have a U-shaped design
The City could redesign crosswalks at busy intersections where there is a high amount of J-walking. By redesigning crosswalks to have more of a U-shape, crosswalks could better for the way pedestrians interact with the street, making walking safer, and promoting walking further. There would be limited impacts to traffic congestions while promoting safer streets for pedestrians. Davie and Thurlow would be a perfect place to start!
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This is a great idea and would ease pedestrian clutter at busy intersections by decreasing the density of people standing as close to a 4-5 foot area of the curb as possible. However, will this make it harder for cars turning right to check for pedestrians stepping out into the street at the last moment?