CENTRAL GLENDALE — Broadway and Glendale Avenue got a new, safe "look" on Thursday.
As part of an ongoing public safety campaign, public works crews painted over a large stencil with the word "Look," which was placed at the foot of the crosswalk as a warning to pedestrians to look for oncoming traffic before crossing.
The message in English, Armenian and Spanish will be placed at several intersections with high foot traffic as part of the city's "Driven 2 Distraction" public education campaign aimed to curb distracted driving and encourage pedestrian safety, officials said.
Along with the word "Look," the stencil includes an arrow pointing pedestrians to the intended direction of travel.
"We have done pedestrian safety stuff for a long time, and it's just time for us to step this up," Public Works Director Steve Zurn said. "It just isn't getting any better, and we need to do more and whatever we can to educate and to shock people into being safer — both motorists and pedestrians."