Law Enforcement cracking down on jaywalkers near Northgate


By Hope Barnett

Published December 4, 2019

COLLEGE STATION, Tex. (KBTX) - Texas A&M Transportation Institute and the City of College Station are starting a campaign to address jaywalking at the University Drive and South College/Bizzell intersection in College Station.

After already expanding the sidewalks and improving the layout of the intersection to reduce accidents, there is still a great deal of jaywalking.

A&M Transportation’s Regents Fellow Tim Lomax said after they improved the intersection, they have been waiting for better behavior from pedestrians.

“There are really two behaviors that concern me,” Lomax said. “One is the diagonal crossing, the other one is being on the crosswalk, but crossing against the light. You see a gap in traffic, and you think ‘Oh, I can make it,’ well, that’s not a great move either.”

The project will include two phases, where the city is updating the signage in the intersection, and then law enforcement will step in and start ticketing jaywalkers and drivers who do not abide by the “no turn on red” sign.

Lomax said the traffic near Northgate and campus is more like a large city downtown area.