Changes to traffic coming to downtown Bellingham

BELLINGHAM, WA ( – Did you discover the automated strolling alerts in downtown Bellingham began a little bit early a number of weekends in the past?

That’s as a result of the town’s Public Works division is piloting a brand new system to extend security for bicyclists and pedestrians in line with Public Works’ Natalie Monro.

Pending council approval, the town will start putting in a motorcycle lane down Holly Avenue by means of downtown this Might.

Altering what time the stroll alerts are triggered will likely be part of the change. Monro stated that the brand new stroll sign know-how known as Main Pedestrian Indicators (LPIs). It prompts the stroll signal a number of seconds earlier than giving the inexperienced for automobile visitors.

Monro stated groups have been testing the LPIs over the previous couple of weeks. She added the extra time earlier than the inexperienced mild supplies extra visibility to pedestrians as they’ll get forward of the automobiles.