Posts Tagged ‘Pedestrian crossing’

Another Crosswalk upgrade

You may have noticed the construction going on at the intersection of McAbee Road and Golden Oak Way at  Jeffrey Fontana Park.  Another crosswalk with flashing beacons and bulb-out curb extensions, just like the one at the intersection of Meridian Avenue and Oak Glen Way, is being installed.  Per a news article in the San Jose Mercury News, the logic for bulb-outs is pedestrian safety. Pedestrians can walk across a narrower street and be less exposed to traffic for a shorter distance and amount of time.


New Crosswalk Open at Meridian & Oak Glen Way

Councilmember Johnny Khamis leads them across

Councilmember Johnny Khamis leads them across

For several years the TJ Martin Park Neighborhood Association has lobbied the City District 10 Councilmember to install a safer crossing light at the corner of Meridian and Oak Glen Way. Last year, members of the MartinFontana Parks Association and the Villas HOA joined in to support their effort.

The new Crosswalk was opened today by District 10 Councilmember Johnny Khamis. The crosswalk has flashing beacons and bulbout curb extensions for pedestrian safety. 

Crosswalk 12

Joining Councilmember Khamis was former

District 10 Councilmember Nancy Pyle

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Thanks to TJMPN, MFPA, and the Villas HOA for all their hard work in achieving this goal!

 Click here to see what the Almaden Times Weekly had to say.