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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.
 
All-way crossings, also known as exclusive-pedestrian intersections, are designed to reduce or eliminate collisions between pedestrians and vehicles. When vehicles have a green light, pedestrians will be stopped. When vehicles have a red light, and the walk button is pressed, pedestrians are permitted to cross, and vehicles are not allowed to make turns.

Pilot Project update

The all-way crossing pilot project is now complete. 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 is 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. Both meetings will cover the same project information. 

Meeting Details: 
Thursday, April 22 | 11 A.M. and 6 P.M. | Virtual Meeting through Zoom | Registeration Required

Register to Attend: To receive a link to attend, email a request with:
  • Your name,
  • Contact number, and
  • The time of the meeting you would like to attend.
Click HERE to register to attend. All residents are encouraged to sign up for the virtual meeting at least 24 hours in advance to receive the meeting link. 

How to Use an All-Way Crossing

At an all-way crossing, all vehicles temporarily stop, allowing pedestrians to cross an intersection in every direction safely at the same time.

For Pedestrians:
  • Press the "Walk" button to activate the pedestrian-only traffic phase.
  • Cross on the “Walk” signal in any direction.
  • Wait while vehicles are moving.

For Drivers:
  • Wait while pedestrians are moving.
  • Turn right or left on the “Green” light.
  • No right turn on “Red” light. 

 

All-Way Crossing Locations

All-way crossings are implemented at these intersections:

Pilot Project Background

The downtown square locations were a part of a 6-month pilot project to determine the effectiveness of the exclusive pedestrian phase at these intersections to reduce or eliminate potential collisions between pedestrians and vehicles.
 
These intersections were selected because of their high pedestrian volumes, and high rates of turning vehicles.

The pilot program aligns with the City’s vision to improve safety for all modes of transportation in the downtown area and City wide.

Share your feedback

All-Way Crossing Virtual Community Meeting
Join the conversation at an upcoming All-Way Crossing virtual community meeting to share your input on the next phase of the pedestrian safety improvement project at the intersections around the Courthouse Square. 

Meeting Details: 
Thursday, April 22 | 11 A.M. and 6 P.M. | Virtual Meeting through Zoom | Registeration Required

Register to Attend: To receive a link to attend, email a request with:
  • Your name,
  • Contact number, and
  • The time of the meeting you would like to attend.
Click HERE to register to attend. All residents are encouraged to sign up for the virtual meeting at least 24 hours in advance to receive the meeting link.

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Thank you for sharing your feedback! This input opportunity has now ended.

Have concerns or comments about the all-way crossings? Fill out the feedback form and tell us what you think.