Saskatoon

Saskatoon changes up crosswalks in downtown core

Starting today, workers are busy on 21st Street, repainting crosswalks with innovative new designs.

Pedestrian crosswalks will feature T-Rex footprints, maple leaves

The City of Saskatoon is changing the landscape of downtown by repainting crosswalks with innovative new designs. (Chanss Lagaden/CBC)

Fancy new crosswalks in the downtown core are only a small part of the City of Saskatoon's plan for beautifying city streets.

Starting today, workers are busy on 21st Street, repainting crosswalks with innovative new designs. Each crossing will receive its own design, including maple leaves, life-sized Tyrannosaurus footprints, river sturgeons and more. The street will also receive newly designed furniture.
Workers put the finishing touches on an ice cream-themed crosswalk on 21st Street. (Eric Anderson/CBC News)

Council has approved spending $1.8 million this year on beautifying the city's business districts. That includes refreshing streetscaping on Broadway Avenue, buying new paving units and developing a conceptual design for Idylwyld Drive between 20th and 25th Street.

Another crosswalk features a guitar motif. (Eric Anderson/CBC News)

The money from the projects comes from revenue generated by parking meters.

The Urban Design Program also installs seasonal flower pots and temporary public art.

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Saskatoon City Council has approved spending $1.8 million this year on beautifying the city's business districts. (Chanss Lagaden/CBC)