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Austin Transportation gives pedestrians head start at 110 downtown intersections for improved safety

The Austin Transportation Department continues to improve safety for pedestrians by installing leading pedestrian intervals (LPIs) in downtown Austin. LPIs provide pedestrians five to seven seconds of dedicated time to begin crossing an intersection before drivers receive a green light. Every intersection within the area bordered by 15th Street, North Lamar Boulevard, West Cesar Chavez Street and Interstate 35 features a LPI for at least one pedestrian crossing. 

“Leading pedestrian…