New Enhanced Crosswalks Installed on Speer Boulevard

Have you seen the new enhanced crosswalks recently installed at a couple of key intersections along Speer Boulevard near the Auraria campus? Here are some photos I took of the new crosswalks at Speer and Lawrence just after they were installed a couple of weeks ago:

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Nice! As you can probably tell, those are not real inlaid bricks but rather it’s a thermoplastic material that’s been applied to the asphalt. These enhanced crosswalks are also a few feet wider than the standard variety and were installed in mid-October along Speer Boulevard at Lawrence, Larimer, and Wewatta streets. This is test project for Denver Public Works to see how well they improve pedestrian visibility and safety.

These enhanced crosswalks could be a possible short-term solution for improving pedestrian safety at 17th and Wynkoop, as discussed in our recent post and at Streetsblog Denver. To learn more about pedestrian safety around Denver Union Station, please attend the public meeting on November 4 at 5:30 PM at Wynkoop Brewing’s Mercantile Room at 18th and Wynkoop.

By | 2016-12-27T18:17:37+00:00 November 1, 2015|Categories: Advocacy, Infrastructure, Pedestrians|Tags: |3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. Tim November 1, 2015 at 3:10 pm

    Now if we can only get RTD crossing guard gates on Stout/Kalamath north of Colfax, and on the Auraria campus on 7th Street north of Colfax. So much traffic, and particularly bad selfish drivers that break laws, that accidents and near-accidents are a constant peril, both with other vehicles and the trains.

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  3. dave November 5, 2015 at 10:46 am

    I noticed these whilst running over some pedestrians on Speer.
    Almost as bumpy as brick pavers. The peds, not the plastic.

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