Ames Council considers pedestrian study

The Ames City Council got a look Tuesday night at results of a year-long study on how pedestrians use Lincoln Way in Campustown.  City staff say one the most telling findings of the study was that more than 50 percent of the people who crossed the busy four-lane street did so against red lights and "don't walk" signs, or crossed outside of the crosswalks.  Traffic Engineer Damion Pregitzer says many of those were paying more attentions to their smart phones than to the traffic around them. The council approved a second phase for the study to look at how changes in traffic signal timing and reducing speed through the area will make it safer for pedestrians.

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