Folks looking to cross Lake Road in Woodbury will find things a little easier these days.
A pedestrian signal at Lake Road and Wyndham Way became operational Tuesday.
It requires pedestrians to push a button, which activates flashing lights that alert motorists about people trying to cross the street.
The installation of the signal comes against the backdrop of news reports about 2012 being a deadly year for pedestrians.
Twenty-three pedestrians have been killed in Minnesota so far this year, the most in the past five, according to a Star Tribune report. There were 14 killed last year.
There are two parks near the intersection, and joggers and cyclists were out on Lake Road on Wednesday morning.