Drivers will experience delays and restrictions at the intersection of South 35th Street and Union Avenue the vicinity over the next two or three weeks, according to a press release from the Tacoma Public Works Department.
Union Avenue will remain open with one lane in each direction, although turns may be restricted at Union and South 35th Street.
Tacoma drivers may be noticing a series of public-service advertisements around town, urging them to exercise care around bicycles and pedestrians.
The “Drive Nice, Tacoma” safety campaign is placing the yellow-and-black caution-style signs on Pierce Transit buses and shelters and the Link trolley. One sign shows a human outline being bumped by a car, with the slogan “Pedestrians are not hood ornaments.” Another shows a auto-bicycle collision (the rider loses), under the admonishment “Don’t disappoint your driver’s ed teacher.”
“We wanted a campaign that would make people stop and think, so we used very clear and recognizable …