Wellesley College Installs Pedestrian Safety Signal

Oct. 3, 2007
Mary Ann Hill , 781-283-2376

WELLESLEY, Mass.— Wellesley College has partnered with the Town of Wellesley to install a high visibility pedestrian crossing signal on Washington Street (Route 16) at Upland Road, the site of a pedestrian accident earlier this year. Before entering the crosswalk, pedestrians now can activate the flashing yellow signals to alert drivers.

The College approached town officials about improving safety at the location last spring after a college professor was seriously injured while crossing Washington Street from the campus to faculty housing.

The College paid $15,000 toward the cost of the signals’ purchase and installation.

Since 1875, Wellesley College has been a leader in providing an excellent liberal arts education for women who will make a difference in the world. Its 500-acre campus near Boston is home to 2,300 undergraduate students from all 50 states and 68 countries.