Fells Point signals changed after pedestrian complaints

City makes 'walk' signals automatic

May 04, 2011|By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun

The Baltimore Department of Transportation has made changes to the signals controlling pedestrian traffic in Fells Point after hearing complaints from local residents, a city official said.

Jamie Kendrick, the city's deputy transportation director, said Tuesday that Fells Point residents complained to the city last week that pedestrians were not getting "walk" signals unless they pushed buttons installed for that purpose. He said the city has reprogrammed signals so that they automatically flash periodic walk signals at several busy Fells Point intersections.

Kendrick said the changes were made Monday after transportation officials and neighborhood residents visited some of the intersections last week to observe pedestrian movements. "For us, that was lightning speed," he said.


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