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Posted on: November 2, 2020

Increasing Pedestrian Safety: New Rapid Flashing Beacon Crosswalk Installed on Park Street

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The City of North Bend recently completed a new safety improvement project in the downtown area, with the installation of a pedestrian activated Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB) Crosswalk on Park Street near William Henry Taylor [Train Depot] Park. 

The Park Street Mid-Block Crossing project included the reconstruction of curbs, gutters, and sidewalk; adding ADA crosswalk ramps; installation of the Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB) and updated signage, and new striping. 

When activated, the new RRFB will emit a highly-visible flashing light, warning drivers when pedestrians are using, or are about to use, the crosswalk. 

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, RRFB’s promote safety at un-signalized intersections and mid-block crossings by increasing driver awareness of potential pedestrian conflicts, significantly increasing driver yielding behavior. 

The project was paid for by a King County Community Development Block Grant and is part the City’s effort to safely connect pedestrians to all areas of downtown corridor.  

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