Saturday, February 12, 2022

Some help for pedestrians at Old Georgetown and Cordell

The crosswalk to cross Old Georgetown Road at Cordell Avenue in downtown Bethesda, MD has always been a tough one.  There isn't a light there, and, although the crosswalk is well marked, it can be a bit hit-or-miss if people will stop for you.  There is a (small) improvement coming.  Along with signs at the side of the road pointing out the crosswalk, there will soon be flashing lights that can be activated by pedestrians wanting to cross.  These are good for two reasons, first, the flashing light makes the crosswalk stand out more, and second, it is clear that someone actually wants to cross and isn't just standing on the corner talking to someone.  The lights haven't been activated yet, there is cardboard covering the button to push, but soon they should be.

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