Across the country, tactical and small-scale interventions are gaining in popularity for neighborhood advocates. Now, one community in Texas has responded to a tragic auto collision with a community-driven crosswalk initiative, Adam Hammond reports:
An Austin neighborhood installs a homemade car slowing crosswalk as a boy who was hit by a truck in September continues to recover. Cars on McBee Street over the New Year’s weekend saw a makeshift crosswalk. It included a filled-in chalk walkway with cardboard “bulb outs” and a pedestrian island.
“By making the space at the intersection narrow, everybody instinctively just drives at a safe speed,” Vision Zero Texas spokesperson Jay Crossley said.
For the full story, read original coverage on CBS Austin.