The City of Amarillo is always working to make it a safe place for all residents.
They continue that work by creating several public safety improvements for cyclists and pedestrians.
Some of the improvements are on August 6 th there will be the installation of a High-Intensity Activated Crosswalk or (HAWK) at Plains Boulevard and Georgia Street, near Rails to Trails.at Plains Boulevard and Georgia Street, near Rails to Trails.
At the crossing, motorists receive red light cues to emphasize the potential presence of a pedestrian. The crossing consists of two red lenses over a single yellow lens, high-visibility crosswalk markings, and a stop bar approximately 50 feet from the crosswalk.
When activated, the HAWK system uses a red indication to inform drivers to stop, creating a time period for pedestrians to cross the roadway.
Additional bike lanes are being striped and will give cyclists more opportunities to commute between locations.
New or re-striped bike lanes have been installed at Coulter Street from Tascosa Road to Loop 335 and Julian Boulevard from Interstate 40 to Bonham Street.
Bike lanes and shared bike lanes are scheduled to be installed at the following locations.
8th Street from Buchanan Street to Crockett Street and 7th Street from Buchanan Street to Crockett Street (connection to Rails to Trails) – October 2020.
15th Street from Bonham Street to Johnson Street and Johnson Street from 15th Street to Amarillo Civic Center/Hodgetown area – October 2020.
All improvements are part of the City of Amarillo’s Master Plan.