Westchester Elementary community celebrates new pedestrian beaconImage obtained via the city of Decatur Police Department Facebook page.
A new pedestrian beacon near Westchester Elementary is a welcome change of pace for people who walk and ride bikes to the school.
The beacon went live on Feb. 18.
“Requiring vehicles to stop in both directions, a [pedestrian hybrid] is a pedestrian-activated traffic signal for those crossing the street at a midblock location rather than at an intersection,” the city’s Decatur Makeover website says.
On Feb. 26, community members held a small celebration marking the new beacon.
The Decatur Police Department said the device is a “huge success.”
The beacon was a project six years in the making.
Traffic along Scott Boulevard has been a running concern for Westchester Elementary parents almost from the time the school reopened in 2014.
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