City installing 45 raised crosswalks

Published on March 13, 2024


The City is installing 45 raised crosswalks throughout Winchester to slow traffic and improve pedestrian safety. An important component of the City’s Roadway Safety Initiative, the raised crosswalks are primarily located in school walk zones and areas where community members have raised significant concerns about speeding and pedestrian safety. 

The City is painting all raised crosswalks with white arrows and installing indication signs to ensure drivers can easily recognize them. (See the photo below.) We expect to complete the crosswalk installation process by early April.

The City’s Roadway Safety Initiative includes several measures to improve driver, pedestrian, and bicyclist safety, such as Police Department operations to discourage distracted driving and speeding and installing school zone cameras and raised crosswalks. The City Council approved these measures in fall 2023.