Pedestrian Safety Concerns on 16th Avenue near Fruitvale in Yakima
YAKIMA, Wash.- A viewer from Yakima says he's concerned about traffic on 16th Avenue near Fruitvale. He's asked the city council to put in a crosswalk to make it safer for pedestrians to cross the street. He showed KNDO a traffic study from 2004. It said nearly 20,000 cars drive on 16th Avenue near Fruitvale everyday.
City council says they're aware of the need for a pedestrian crosswalk, but right now there's just no money to pay for it. They say there's about a dozen areas in town that need pedestrian crosswalks. It's something they're working hard to get grant money for.
Yakima Mayor Dave Elder says it will cost around $100,000 for paint and flashing signs, and says in the meantime, just painting a crosswalk is not an option.