Slow Down for Pedestrians.

Photo Mar 03, 2 44 11 PM

The pictured pedestrian crosswalks are very common in my neighborhood. A few years ago they were not there before, which is surprising because these are right next to schools. One would think that crosswalks should be made there already, but they weren’t.

One main thing that is common with most of these, is that they are all the same; consistent. They all have yellow/orange stripes painted on the floor to let the pedestrian know where they should walk through. The all have the yellow blinking lights with pedestrian signs, and a push button to initiate the blinking yellow lights that are installed on the floor to warn cars to slow down, there is a pedestrian about to walk through.

One of the things I would improve in these types of crosswalks is add an additional electrical sign that says “SLOW DOWN” and maybe change the blinking lights from the floor to a red, for people who are driving their cars to notice them more so that they can completely stop.

Photo Mar 03, 2 52 39 PM

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2 thoughts on “Slow Down for Pedestrians.

  1. thegoat89

    I agree, im glad that i have been seeing these a lot more often near schools. Its a good thing they are all universally the same way and really make the driver pay attention to all the flashing lights. I just hope they put these crosswalks everywhere.

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  2. garcello

    I must admit when i drive sometimes I go past the line to make a right turn then i check for pedestrians that are trying to cross horizontally from me, I think that sign you mentioned would help remind me to stay behind the line, good idea Kats!

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