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Please support traffic signals that work for people!

Dear Elected leaders and city staff:

Please support traffic signals that work for people!

All people deserve traffic signals that allow them to walk and roll safely, conveniently, and with dignity. But right now, too many traffic signals...

  1. Don’t give you enough time to cross the street safely
  2. Take forever to let you cross
  3. Make you push a button to get a walk light

I'm glad SDOT's new draft signals policy will give more time to cross the street, but I'm concerned that it doesn't go far enough. 

Please edit it to reduce the default amount of time people have to wait to cross the street. People shouldn't have to wait over two and a half minutes to cross the street in Columbia City, Rainier Beach, Lake City, Uptown, South Park, and the Central District. When drivers are delayed by that amount of time we spend millions of dollars trying to speed up traffic. 

Please also revise the policy to make crosswalks signals automatic by default citywide, with exceptions when necessary. 


Example: “Even without the concern of COVID, I always tense up before biking across the Fremont Bridge because it is just too darn narrow.”
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