Regular users of the Monon Trail may or may not notice the results of a new project aimed to improve safety for cyclists and pedestrians at street crossings. As part of a larger project, which is funded primarily from the Highway Safety Improvement Program, upgraded pavement markings, signage as well as the addition of flashing beacons at select intersections are being deployed.
As cyclists, one of the biggest concerns for trail riding are where cross streets that carry automobiles intersect. Increasing awareness for motorists that pedestrians and cyclists have priority in these crossings is key to improving safety. The new signals are a welcome addition.