Designs for suicide-proofing Aurora Bridge

WSDOT has formed an advisory committee and released three designs for creating a fence along Aurora Bridge that’s designed to put a stop to suicides. Someone jumps off the bridge about once every three months. Today, a man put his leg over the bridge and threatened to jump before police talked him back from the railing. With that in mind, designers have created three different fence plans with different approaches to pedestrian lighting:

You can see more details in this .pdf file. The public is invited to attend the next committee meeting to review and provide feedback on the designs, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. this Thursday at the Phinney Neighborhood Center.

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