In a bid to prevent future crashes, the city is installing a new manual retracting awning system on some public spaces, including parks, on the city’s main street and in parks throughout the city.
The new system, which was installed in the city this month, will replace the current manual retractors that are used for pedestrian crossings and traffic signals.
It is designed to improve safety in the streets, especially in the areas with the most pedestrian traffic.
The awners, which will be installed at some of the citys busiest intersections, were created by a partnership between the city and the Merck Veterinary Medical Center.
Merck says that since its acquisition by Pfizer in 2015, it has developed a range of new technologies that are more efficient, more safe and more environmentally friendly.
“We believe that we can continue to improve the safety of our animals by making our systems safer,” said Jeffrey Miller, Merck’s senior vice president for research and innovation.
“By making our vehicles more environmentally-friendly, we are reducing our reliance on fossil fuels.”
In order to help prevent future collisions, the new system will replace existing manual retracters that are placed at pedestrian crossings.
The city will install the awner system in the parks, at some downtown intersections and at other locations, including in areas where pedestrian traffic is at its lowest, said Officer Melissa Levett, a spokeswoman for the Department of Public Works.
It will be up to the city to decide how to install the new awnergate and how it will be operated.
“It’s a new design.
It’s something that was not designed with pedestrian crossings in mind,” Leveatt said.
“We are going to need to make sure that the installation is safe for pedestrians and that it’s functional.”
The aryen system was first installed at the intersection of North Ave.
and Main St., where pedestrians cross the street to enter parks and crosswalks.
The new system is installed in other locations.
The Merck veterinarians will be installing the system at all of the cities intersections on the east side of Main Street and at the north side of the intersection at the end of Main St. The aryens are also being installed at intersections along the east and west sides of North Avenue and in the eastbound lanes of the North Avenue/Main Street intersection.
The system is expected to be operational by mid-October, when the city expects to have installed about 500 retractors.