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Harrisonburg Putting High Priority On Keeping Pedestrian Crossings Safe

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Posted: March 29, 2013

Crosswalks guide pedestrians on Court Square in downtown Harrisonburg. The city is stepping up its effort to keep pedestrian crossings safe, including heavier police enforcement, and is looking for better ways of “reaching out to the public” on the issue. (Photos by Michael Reilly / DN-R)
Thomas Harrison Middle School students walk home along West Market Street after school on Thursday. Parents of THMS students have voiced concerns about pedestrian safety where the school traffic feeds onto the street.
Thomas Harrison Middle School students cross West Market Street at the intersection with Westfield Court after school on Thursday as a Harrisonburg Police Department officer works the radar. Parents have expressed concern about pedestrian safety at the location.
HARRISONBURG — In 2000, the city installed its first set of “countdown” traffic signals, telling pedestrians how many seconds they have to cross a street.

It’s 2013, and the clock ticks on for…

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