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Collingswood Restripes, Adds Crosswalks

The crosswalk improvements are one of the borough's many plans to improve walkability.

The Borough of Collingswood will be re-striping crosswalks at nearly every intersection in the city and adding new crosswalks in congested areas. 

We are hearing and seeing that our crosswalks need attention,” said Collingswood Mayor James Maley. 

“Over the last few years we haven’t been able to keep up with striping as much due to cutbacks," the Mayor said. "This is a major push that will get our streets in good shape for pedestrians and looking forward we’ll be able to provide more regular striping maintenance.”

According to the real estate research site WalkScore.com, Collingswood is a very walkable town, with a score of 75 out of 100. Most errands in Collingswood can be accomplished on foot. 

Borough officials hope that the new striping will help to improve the town's walkability and encourage continuing usage of the central business district. So far, they've introduced new signage and stricter enforcement, and are planning to reconfigure bus stops and parking and install a new fountain/median planned this fall.

caryle tracy June 07, 2014 at 08:44 PM
it seems to me that when there is a turn involved with a green light situation,with whoever has the green light going their way; then forward direction would have the right of way.? just as it would with two vehicles. And with the newer crosswalk signal of walk/don't walk is included in this . . .
eugene orowitz June 08, 2014 at 02:14 PM
no budget for a can of paint BUT tens of thousands for a water fountain - makes perfect sense to me ....malley sense that is.
caryle tracy June 08, 2014 at 05:29 PM
hi donewithnews . . . .your comment begins to appear on the homepage and doesn't show up here, so I only saw the part of turning from Collngs onto Haddon On that crosswalk from the pedestrian pov, when crossing from Kitchen Consigliere to That's Amore the walk signal goes on as soon as the green arrow for the Haddon Ave left turn to Collings goes off and becomes a straight green. WHEN there is the green light for Collings to turn onto Haddon, the walk signal is clearly to not walk then.
DoneWithNews June 08, 2014 at 07:47 PM
Proceeding south on Collings across Haddon I routinely see pedestrians cross from Kitchen C to That's Amore against the red signal. That's my issue here.
Mel Sharples June 09, 2014 at 02:55 PM
That's the worst light in the area. And when you have a light that goes red for as long as that one does, people are going to try to get past it. I have almost been killed twice by people making the LH turn into Collings from Haddon. And I have cut it close myself when behind the wheel. The light stays red way too long.

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