In a recent article highlighting the new street artwork at two intersections in Downtown Manhattan Beach, Patch.com reported that “eye-catching diagonal crosswalks were installed as part of the Downtown Beautification measures approved by the Manhattan Beach City Council on January 21, 2020”.
Iteris is proud to have played a key role in the City of Manhattan Beach’s Downtown Beautification program by designing the layout of the two new pedestrian scramble crosswalks at the Manhattan Beach Boulevard / Manhattan and Manhattan Beach Boulevard / Highland intersections, which were made all the more eye catching by the artwork of JoJo Cortez and Eilen Stewart.
Photo credit: Paul Towers Photography
According to Manhattan Beach senior civil engineer Tim Birthisel, P. E., the work was dovetailed into the previously approved downtown traffic signal upgrade project and is being completed before the summer season to minimize construction work inconvenience to area businesses and pedestrians.
"The artwork is intended to enhance the pedestrian mobility across the intersections and meet the required pedestrian marking standards for scrambled crosswalks while incorporating the new city logo as the centerpiece," Birthisel said.
As part of a wider program, which launched in September 2016, to conduct a full city-wide traffic signal inventory and then provide signal design services in the Downtown Manhattan Beach area, the council more recently requested design, inspection and signal timing services for the two new pedestrian scrambles.
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David Sadeghi is senior manager, digital marketing at Iteris.