Drivers on San Carlos Avenue between El Camino Real and Club Drive may notice slightly longer wait times at intersections, as the city has implemented pedestrian crossing lead intervals at all crosswalks.
Pedestrians now get a 5-second head-start when entering a crosswalk before the traffic signals for the same direction turn green, according to the city. The head-start aims to increase visibility of pedestrians to motorists and reduce the possibility of a collision.
San Carlos Avenue is a major corridor, busy with traffic and pedestrians, but it may not be the only street receiving these lead intervals for pedestrians. The city aims to implement them wherever there’s a high volume of pedestrians.
Photo courtesy of the City of San Carlos