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Georgia College and GDOT Work to Prevent Pedestrian Crashes

February 07, 2020

Milledgeville, GA- writes that a student was struck by a car at an intersection near Georgia College. The incident led to a pedestrian safety petition signed by many students and others near the campus. In response to the cry for safer roadways, the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) and Georgia College are working together to find pedestrian safety solutions that will work to prevent these types of crashes in the future.*

The pedestrian was struck while in a crosswalk at the intersection of Liberty and Montgomery Streets. The cause of that collision is not yet determined, and the Georgia State Patrol is leading the investigation. 

Several safety projects are being considered at intersections on campus. According to officials, the intersection of Hancock and Clarke Street may be designed to include a “pedestrian scramble.” This design allows for all pedestrians to cross the road at once while all vehicle traffic is required to stop. Pedestrians may cross in any direction, including diagonally, while they have the light. 

Another improvement involves the installation of high-intensity activated crosswalk (HAWK) signals, mid-block on Hancock Street. These devices function by turning a light red when pedestrians push a button. The HAWK signal will allow pedestrians to cross in places with high numbers of people trying to cross the road. 

Additional studies are in the works to determine other possible locations for improved pedestrian crossings. The statements indicate that a timeline will be coming out soon to indicate when these projects will be completed. Officials at the college stated that the safety of the university community is the number one priority. 

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