Thursday, February 12, 2015

City Tries Unusual Signs To Slow Traffic

A new pedestrain crossing sign is photographed along Carlos Bee Boulevard on Feb. 9, 2015, in Hayward.One community in California's Bay area is taking a new approach to getting people to slow down and drive, walk and bicycle more safely.

City workers in Hayward installed some offbeat traffic signs on a street known for speeding cars. They're hoping the signs will stand out from the old-style signs that everyone knows and ignores. They're also cheaper than other traffic calming measures such as bulb-outs, speed bumps and roundabouts.

You can see more of the quirky signs here.

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