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Iron barriers have been installed in the median strips of vital roads which have recently seen a number of run-over accidents in which many jaywalkers were killed or injured.
Last week, the City Council hiked fines for placing the "bandit" signs in median strips, on utility poles, next to freeway ramps and elsewhere in public rights of way.
At the federal Agricultural Research Service, scientist John Hammond has spent four years working with federal, state, and local partners to find suitable trees that can survive years of service shading city sidewalks or traffic median strips while holding their own and keeping their good looks.
STNE provides both commercial and residential customers a solution to high maintenance areas and high maintenance costs, such as parks, playgrounds, open common areas, median strips, school yards, hotel grounds.
Speed bumps, narrowed streets, four-way stop signs, brightly painted crosswalks, on-street parking, median strips, bans on right turns at red lights, crosswalks raised a few inches above the roadway, and curbs that extend a ways into intersections all help make the streets safer and more pleasant for pedestrians.
And the vast majority of building projects are now virtually complete--sans, perhaps, certain nice-but-not-strictly-necessary adornments, like monuments outside the stadiums and sod in the median strips.
It upgraded some busy intersections with bigger street name signs, larger and brighter stoplights, new walk lights and left-turn lanes, and newly painted median strips.
Increased lane densities, increased speeds, and unprotected narrow median strips can combine to produce a far higher potential for head-on crashes.
The second summer, we watered flax in city median strips only twice during the dry season," says Santa Barbara maintenance supervisor Jim Anderson.