District of Columbia to Spend $12 Million on Pedestrian Safety

May 20, 2008

The District of Columbia is planning to spend $12 million over five years for safety enhancements at more than five dozen intersections considered hazardous for pedestrians.

Plans call for more clearly marked crosswalks and changes to signal timing. The D.C. Department of Transportation will focus on the crossings with the highest numbers of pedestrian injuries or deaths.

Pedestrian deaths in the city reached a five-year high last year, with 25 people killed.


Information from: The Washington Post,

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