Traffic Safety 

Improvements Implemented in Areas of Interest

Farnam through Blackstone

30th Street at Highlander

 
  • Enhanced ease of use for pedestrians at signals by changing signal timing to bring up walk symbol every cycle (button push not required)
  • Improved lighting by working with OPPD to change to LED style lighting
  • Increased awareness of pedestrians with pedestrian warning signs
  • Increased awareness to drivers to drive slow with "SLOW" markings and periodic use of speed feedback signs
  • Created more opportunities for pedestrians to cross at unsignalizd locations by modifying center turn lane to a two-way left turn lane
  • Increased pedestrian visibility when crossing at signalized locations by implementing leading pedestrian intervals
  • Enhanced multi-modal travel on 30th Street by installing bike lanes for both directions

  • Increased pedestrian crossing safety by reducing the distance to cross and installing crosswalks and roadway signage, including portable roadway signage

  • Increased safety for all roadway users by reducing vehicle speeds through the lane use changes

Pedestrian Safety Features Implemented by Public Works

 
Installed Left
(Right)
Turn Yield to 
Pedestrian Signs
 

 
Installed 
Corner Nodes
to Reduce
Pedestrian
Crossing Distances
 

 
Adjusted
Signal Timing
to Leading
Pedestrian Intervals
 

 
Installed
Rectangular
Rapid Flashing 
Beacons
 

 
Installed
Accessible
Pedestrian 
Signals
 

Vehicle Safety Features Implemented by Public Works

 
Adjusted 
Signal Timing 
for
Left Turns
 

 
Installed 
Louvers
on Signal
Heads
 

 
Installed
Retroreflective
Backplates on
Signal Heads
 

 
Adjusted Signal 
Timing
to Remove
Night Flash
 

 Contact Us

City of Omaha Public Works
402.444.5220