Folsom, California's Pedestrian LRT Safety Improvements

Presentation for the 2013 ITE Western District Meeting
Paper by Matt Weir, P.E., T.E., PTOE (Kimley-Horn)


The City of Folsom had been exploring safety enhancements for users of the Folsom Parkway Rail Trail. Since the Sacramento Regional Transit’s right-of-way for the Light Rail Gold Line (LRT) runs parallel and immediately adjacent to Folsom Boulevard, the subject pedestrian crosswalks are required to be located on the far side of the LRT crossing, much farther away from Folsom Boulevard than preferred and expected by both vehicles and pedestrians. This additional distance between Folsom Boulevard and these pedestrian crosswalks, and the visual clutter resulting from the LRT crossing equipment, are the root of the identified safety problem.

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