To improve pedestrian safety in my neighborhood, I’ve recently started placing work requests with the county’s Department of Transportation and with the State Highway Administration. My requests include creating a new crosswalk, installing ADA accessible pedestrian “islands” in the median, adding time on the walking signal, and installing an ADA audible signal. I am celebrating the completion of my first successful work request — the county recently repainted two crosswalks at intersections a block away from an elementary school. Here are the before and after pictures.  (Source of the “before” pictures is Google maps from a few years ago).

Intersection 1 – BEFORE:

Intersection 1 before

Intersection 1 – AFTER:

intersection 1 after

Intersection 2 – BEFORE:

intersection 2 before

Intersection 2 – AFTER:

intersection 2 after