Pedestrian crossing signals discourage pedestrians

I spend a lot of time walking in downtown and many of the pedestrian crossing signals in downtown Asheville are so mistimed, they verge on being dysfunctional. If we want to encourage people to walk and cross streets safely, we should provide pedestrians a fair opportunity to cross streets safely and stop favoring vehicles.

If other cities in the region can have properly operating pedestrian-crossing signals, why can’t Asheville?

— Stephen Sachs

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