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Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 8:11pm
El Paso, Texas (KDBC) — El Paso city council is exploring ways to improve pedestrian safety in one of the city's busiest entertainment districts.
For years there has been a high rate of pedestrian involved accidents on Mesa, between Glory Road and Baltimore. Council today approved a study that will identify ways to better protect pedestrians.
Everything from reduced speed limits to synchronized traffic signals that will all remain red for a period of time at busy intersections.
"Yes, a four way stop makes it an all red on all sides and that allows pedestrians to cross at the same time. That design is already being used at an intersection at the ballpark and is commonly used in other cities," said Fred Lopez, Transportation Planning Administrator for the city of El Paso.
Because it's a state highway, the city will have to get TX DOT's approval to implement any changes.