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Crosswalk by the lake becomes a reality
Friday, July 22, 2016 by Elizabeth Pagano
Yesterday, the Austin Transportation Department launched its new Creative Crosswalk Pilot Program with a crosswalk on Lake Austin Boulevard designed by artists Mery Godigna Collet and Luis Gutierrez (and supported by the city’s Cultural Arts Division). It’s cute – as you can see by the picture. It’s also just a start. The city will now monitor the crosswalk for driver compliance and effectiveness and hopes to keep the program going “based on community input on streets that are important to the city, on key commercial and mixed use areas or at entries to residential areas,” according to a city press release. Those interested in having a creative crosswalk somewhere specific can call 311 for more information.
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