Pedestrian Safety Concerns on 16th Avenue near Fruitvale in Yakima - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

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.

 

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