All-Way Crossing Pedestrian Safety Improvement Project

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Latest News on the All-Way Crossing Pedestrian Safety Project

In November 2019, a pedestrian-only traffic phase known as an all-way crossing was implemented at four Downtown Denton intersections for a planned pilot project through spring 2020. The project tested the effectiveness of stopping all vehicle traffic when a walk signal is activated, allowing pedestrians to safely and simultaneously cross an intersection in any direction.

The all-way crossing pilot project is now complete. On March 16, 2021, the Denton City Council approved the Professional Service Agreement with Kimley-Horn and Associates for the design of the All-Way Crossings Pedestrian Improvements Project.

The pilot project will now be considered for full implementation at the downtown square intersections with curb enhancements, ADA improvements, and pavement striping.

Before the design is complete and implementation schedule is finalized, City staff hosting a virtual community meeting with community members on Thursday, April 22 at 11am and 6pm. to provide an additional feedback opportunity and update on the next phase of the project. The virtual community meeting was recorded and will be available in the coming days in the news feed below.

In addition to the meeting, community members are encouraged to share their input on the project using the "Have Your Say" and "Q&A" tools below. Thank you for your feedback and input on pedestrian safety improvements in the downtown area!

Latest News on the All-Way Crossing Pedestrian Safety Project

In November 2019, a pedestrian-only traffic phase known as an all-way crossing was implemented at four Downtown Denton intersections for a planned pilot project through spring 2020. The project tested the effectiveness of stopping all vehicle traffic when a walk signal is activated, allowing pedestrians to safely and simultaneously cross an intersection in any direction.

The all-way crossing pilot project is now complete. On March 16, 2021, the Denton City Council approved the Professional Service Agreement with Kimley-Horn and Associates for the design of the All-Way Crossings Pedestrian Improvements Project.

The pilot project will now be considered for full implementation at the downtown square intersections with curb enhancements, ADA improvements, and pavement striping.

Before the design is complete and implementation schedule is finalized, City staff hosting a virtual community meeting with community members on Thursday, April 22 at 11am and 6pm. to provide an additional feedback opportunity and update on the next phase of the project. The virtual community meeting was recorded and will be available in the coming days in the news feed below.

In addition to the meeting, community members are encouraged to share their input on the project using the "Have Your Say" and "Q&A" tools below. Thank you for your feedback and input on pedestrian safety improvements in the downtown area!

Have Your Say

Share your input on the All-Way Crossing Pedestrian Safety Improvement Project. For example, let us know your thoughts on the next phase of the All-Way Crossing Pedestrian Safety Improvement Project or if there are any specific considerations the City should consider as they work to improve safety and mobility Downtown. We'd like to hear what you have to say. 

All submitted feedback responses will be carefully considered. Submitted feedback does not guarantee that all potential improvements will be implemented. Intersection improvements will be dependent on funding, constructability, among other items

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Great idea and I'd love to see this space as a potential way to also include more public art on the square. I believe a little bit of paint could add a very Denton feel! Here is a website that includes some ideas: https://smartgrowthamerica.org/bringing-art-and-culture-to-the-street/

BrookeMoore 4 days ago

During the construction it's very important to maintain as many handicapped accessible parking spaces as possible as they are already limited. The final number of handicapped spaces should be far greater than what is currently available. Many disabled residents avoid the square due to lack of parking or the distance from parking to the shops.

Beth 6 days ago

Looking forward to the improvements. I hate to expand the scope, but I wonder if the delta cost to add curb ramps to the adjacent parking spots would be much less than adding them within their own project?

Adding curb ramps from these curb extension areas to the adjacent parking would make it much easier to adapt or change the parking spots on the end of each row to accessible parking spots. This could yield another 16 accessible parking spots on the square. It seems all the accessible parking spots on the square are very often full (even more often full than the non-accessible spots), making it much harder for disabled individuals to visit the square than those who can easily walk.

ericpruett 6 days ago

I think this is a great idea!!

communications_8222 11 days ago

I think this is a great idea!

communications_8222 11 days ago

I think this is a great idea!!

communications_8222 11 days ago