Christie Clinic facilitates pedestrian crossing improvements
The city of Champaign will make pedestrian crossing improvements near the downtown Christie Clinic.
Three crossings will have rectangular rapid flashing beacons (RRFB) that will alert motorists to be aware of pedestrians in the area. Street crossings that will have RRFB installed are Walnut, which is south of Logan Street; Randolph, south of Clark Street; and the crossing at Neil Street, north of Clark Street.
Christie Clinic has agreed to donate this equipment to the city to facilitate pedestrian crossing improvements. The city also notes that additional improvements are planned to be taking place in 2017 and 2018 at these three locations.
Beacons are activated by a button, so the individual crossing the street would activate the devices, similar to a stoplight at an intersection.
The Christie Clinic is a multi-specialty practice that has 22 locations throughout the eastern and central portions of Illinois. The clinic was opened in 1929 and has grown to encompass 35 clinical specialties with approximately 40 departments.
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