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VISION ZERO | New signs at crosswalks remind drivers to stop for people walking or rolling, as first step in a larger public education campaign

SUMMARY: State law specifies that drivers must stop for pedestrians at practically all intersections, whether or not there is a painted crosswalk. A recent informal survey showed that 70% of drivers claimed to stop for pedestrians at painted crosswalks, but when we observed crosswalks in real life fewer than 20%… [ Keep reading ]

Are All Crosswalks Created Equal?

The simple answer: no. Not at all. Just like a doctor doesn’t prescribe stitches for a stomach ache, our SDOT traffic signal engineers don’t apply identical pedestrian treatments to all intersections. Seriously, all jokes aside, each intersection is unique, and therefore require different treatments depending a wide variety of factors…. [ Keep reading ]