BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) — In an effort to help keep pedestrians safe when crossing the street the Bakersfield City Council approved a safety feature for intersections.
Pedestrian countdown timers will be added to 15 more intersections throughout Bakersfield which completes a 9-year project. They will go near high-volume areas around schools and shopping centers.
Once that is complete, a total of 436 intersections will have that safety feature.
The new timers will replace the existing "walk-don't walk" signals with a countdown timer allowing pedestrians to better determine if they have enough time to safely cross the street.