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Medical school develops pedestrian and driver safety program

July 11, 2017

A comprehensive pedestrian and driver safety program is being developed by the Operations and Facilities Management Department at Washington University School of Medicine.

The program, initiated in the spring of 2017, will address pedestrian and vehicular safety needs on campus; provide education on the topic; and encourage more walking.

In preparation for the program, the school completed a campus mobility plan in 2015, and a traffic and safety consultant completed a crosswalk study this summer that focused on Taylor, Duncan, McKinley and Scott avenues. As a result of the campus mobility plan, the pedestrian link was added to support pedestrian flow and remove pedestrian traffic from Taylor Avenue.

The school next plans to hire a firm to design improvements for traffic areas that present special challenges. Some of these solutions might include adding speed bumps, raised crosswalks, new signage and new fencing.