City to keep lights burning on Broadway for pedestrians

By Teresa Velasco

BRoadway-Burr Illustration
This photo illustration by former Logos Photo Editor Nick Baker -- first published in December 2009 to bring attention to the Broadway- Burr intersection -- received a first-place award this spring in photo illustration from the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association.

The 90-day, safety study on the Broadway-Burr pedestrian crosswalk has come to an end but the four-way stoplight that came with it is here to stay. The 23-second stoplight that brings traffic to a halt for pedestrians was installed Jan. 21 following injuries last Nov. 3 to two University of the Incarnate Word students crossing Broadway. Its presence apparently has made a difference, officials said.

“The goal of the timing adjustment was to enhance the safety of the pedestrian crossing without creating a significant negative impact on the vehicular traffic using the intersection,” said April Alcoser Hernandez, public relations manager for the Department of Public Works with the City of San Antonio. “The results so far seem to indicate that the goal has been achieved.”


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