City re-timing traffic lights to allow more time for pedestrians to cross

DENVER -- Downtown traffic signals are in the process of getting a major overhaul by being re-timed.

Considering the city's overwhelming growth, there are more pedestrians, bikes, light rail riders and one-way streets that are now two-way streets downtown.

When it comes to crosswalks, the new federal standard is to give people one second for every 3 1/2 feet they have to cross.

And it turns out, it's taking more time to make crossings, so that will be a big part of the re-timing.