RENO, NV - The city of Reno has installed a crosswalk, pedestrian flasher system and street lighting at North Virginia Street at 17th Street, near the University of Nevada, Reno.
The flasher system was supplied by Spot Devices, with Titan Electrical performing the installation, free of charge. City of Reno staff installed the pedestrian signs and crosswalk striping.
The City of Reno also worked with NV Energy to install a street light on an existing utility pole adjacent to the new cross walk.
Since September 2010, the Regional Transportation Commission has been working with the City of Reno’s Old Northwest Neighborhood Advisory Board to identify areas that created pedestrian safety concerns in their neighborhood. This resulted in the RTC’s Pedestrian and Bicycle Improvement Plan, which they presented to the Reno City Council November 16, 2011. The plan has several components, including this permanent crosswalk at North Virginia Street and 17th Street. The Reno City Council requested the work on the crosswalk to be expedited, and 16 calendar days later it is in place, along with the flasher system and street light.
This installation comes just weeks after the death of KTVN Sports Director JK Metzker, hit by a car while crossing North Virginia Street in that area after a Wolf Pack game.