Pedestrian Safety Improvement Project
Project Description: This project consists of improvements to sidewalks, curb ramps, crosswalks, and signage at 22 sites, centered on 10 distinct locations in close proximity to pedestrian generators such as schools, churches, hospitals, and community centers. These locations include Theodore Roosevelt Elementary, Woodrow Wilson Elementary, West Middle School, East Middle School, UHS Binghamton General Hospital, St. Michael’s Church, Lee Barta Community Center, and other important community spaces within the city.
Existing curb ramps and crosswalks were evaluated for compliance with American Disabilities Act (ADA) and Public Right-of-Way Accessibility Guidelines (PROWAG) requirements. Facilities that are non-compliant will be replaced. New crosswalks will also be installed at each site, to enhance crosswalk visibility and safety.
Signage improvements are also included in the project, in accordance with NYSDOT’s Pedestrian Safety Action Plan.
Three of the six mid-block crossing locations in the project have been selected for enhanced improvements, including raised crosswalks and/or signage with Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons (RRFBs).
The removal of an unwarranted traffic signal at Site 1 (Brownson St and Bevier St) is also expected to take place as part of this project. This signal was justified as unwarranted and recommended for removal in the Binghamton Metropolitan Transportation Study (BMTS)’s Unwarranted Traffic Signal Study for the City of Binghamton, completed in 2016.
Pedestrian signals may be added at the existing traffic signal at Site 7A (E. Frederick St and Moeller St), as funding allows.