UB pedestrian crossing met with mixed reviews


A new pedestrian system designed to make college students feel safer crossing University Drive was met with mixed reviews on Thursday.

Works Minister Desmond Bannister told members of the media, the High Intensity Activated Cross Walk (HAWK) became a priority after three University of the Bahamas (UB) students were struck by cars attempting to cross University Drive this year.

UB students welcome the new traffic system, however motorists told Eyewitness News, the lights were only adding more traffic to an already high-traffic area.

Bannister said the HAWK is being used as a prototype for other locations with high demands of motorists and pedestrians crossing.

The Ministry of Works now plans to install more HAWK signals across New Providence.