Dancing in the Street

August 14 2015
Topics:   Traffic Impact Study
Dancing in the Street

Diagonal crosswalks are a rare find, but they offer pedestrians the most efficent means of passing through an intersection. They are made possible by the "Barnes Dance," a kind of traffic light sequencing that stops vehicle traffic in all directions so that pedestrians can move exclusively in any direction they choose. As cities become increasingly more populated and non-motorized transportation grows in popularity, intersection features such as diagonal crosswalks may become key components of safety initiatives, akin to New York City's Vision Zero. Stonefield's traffic engineering leaders are constantly thinking along these lines to design the safest and most efficent transportation system for each and every project that comes through our doors.