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23rd Street Crosswalk Safety System at University Ave. (PW 219-1)
On September 21, 2011, the City activated a new safety system at the existing crosswalk on 23rd, immediately south of University (see attached photo). The crosswalk improvements consist of push button activated flashing beacons installed on new poles, along with signage upgrades. When a pedestrian presses the push button, the beacons will flash for approximately 20 seconds. (The placard on the buttons says “Push Button for Pedestrian Warning Lights/Cross with Caution”, in accordance with California traffic control guidelines). The new system should increase driver awareness of the crosswalk and the safety for pedestrians. So remember to push the button, but also to still look carefully before crossing.

Also activated with the push button is a new “blank out” No Left Turn sign (see second attached photo), facing east to be visible to cars stopped on University. The sign is illuminated (on solid, no flash) and then goes off a few seconds after the beacons stop flashing. This will prohibit cars from turning left into the crosswalk when in use.

The project was primarily funded from the TDA (Transportation Development Act) Bicycle/Pedestrian program, with partial funding Redevelopment Agency bond proceeds.

Contact Todd Teachout (510) 215-3062 if you have any questions.




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