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CROSSING THE STREET

Cars are parked too near the crosswalk (or in the crosswalk).

If it is difficult for pedestrians to see motorists approaching the crosswalk, it will be equally difficult for motorists to see pedestrians attempting to cross the street. Crossings should be clear of obstacles (such as newspaper racks, large poles close to the roadway, and bushes or trees) to ensure good sight lines for both pedestrians and motorists. Click here for more information.

Engineering changes to the street, such as curb extensions, can help improve the sight lines. In addition to these engineering approaches, enforcement, education, and planning tools help keep crosswalks clear and improve motorist compliance.

Recommended Tools
Under each toolbox listed below, you have been directed to categories of tools. Selecting an individual category will link you to the tools from that category that can best be used to cars parked too near the crosswalk.

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Walkable Zone
Curb Space Zone

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