• Crosswalk Safety Tips

    Below are some important safety tips for using the crosswalks. Whether you walk, bike or drive, take a few seconds to read and follow these crosswalk safety guidelines:

    Pedestrians:

    • Always cross at marked crosswalks.
    • Obey any pedestrian signals and look left right left. By doing this you ensure that the road is clear in both directions before crossing.
    • If a vehicle approaches, make eye contact with the driver to be sure they see you before you cross.
    • Look before walking past stopped vehicles. Do not cross just because a driver waves you on. Be sure all lanes are clear first.
    • Remember that bicyclists are not considered pedestrians unless they are walking their bikes. Otherwise, they are considered vehicles.

    Bicyclists:

    • Yield to pedestrians. 
    • Remember that bicyclists are not considered pedestrians unless they are walking their bikes.
    • Obey vehicular traffic signals and laws on the roadways. 
    • Use extra caution as you transition between bike paths, roads, and sidewalks. Be aware that your actions are unpredictable to drivers and pedestrians.

    Drivers:

    • Yield to pedestrians in the crosswalks and at intersections.
    • Be prepared to stop at all marked crosswalks. Stay alert and reduce speed in areas with crosswalks.
    • Come to a complete stop if pedestrians are crossing or preparing to cross.
    • Wait until pedestrians have crossed at least one lane past the lane you are in before resuming travel.
    • Never pass another vehicle that has stopped or is slowing down at a crosswalk.