New crosswalk makes route to KPU safer

Tue, Jan 26, 2016

Richmond, BC — Crossing the street just got a lot safer for students who attend the Richmond campus of Kwantlen Polytechnic University.

A new pedestrian-controlled crosswalk has been installed at Lansdowne Road and Kwantlen Street, at the southwest corner of KPU.

“There is no doubt this will improve safety for our students and other pedestrians, and we are grateful to the City of Richmond for making it happen,” said Stuart McIlmoyle, campus principal at KPU Richmond.

Karen Hearn, KPU’s executive director of Facilities Services, agreed. She noted the city responded quickly to KPU’s safety concerns about the previous painted crosswalk by immediately installing extra-large signage and pavement markings, and then initiated discussions with KPU for the eventual solution of installing the pedestrian-controlled signal.

The total cost for the new crosswalk is $130,000, which is being shared equally between KPU and the city.