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Pedestrian laws are not well-known or followed by motorists, bicyclists, or pedestrians.

Pedestrains wakling on the roadA variety of laws—many identified in the Seattle Municipal Code—impact pedestrians and the walking environment. These include laws related to yielding for pedestrians in the crosswalk, ceding right-of-way to pedestrians on the sidewalk, appropriate crossing locations for pedestrians (anti-jaywalking), white cane laws to protect people with disabilities, vehicle parking restrictions, and eliminating right-of-way obstructions.

Tools in the enforcement and education sections are most useful in addressing awareness of and adherence to pedestrian laws. However, encouragement tools and specific engineering treatments such as painting and signing can be useful as well.

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 address a lack of knowledge or adherence to pedestrian laws.

Design, Engineering, and Universal Access Tools
Travelway Zone

Enforcement Tools
Campaigns & Programs
Technology & Practice
Infrastructure Changes
Law Enforcement Methods: Warnings and Citations
Community-Based Strategies

Encouragement Tools
Media Campaigns and Strategies
Pedestrian Advocacy

Education Tools
General Strategies
Training Program Topics for Roadway/Walkway Users
Training Program Topics for Officials and Decision Makers
Additional Courses, Materials, and Programs

Equity, Health, and Environment Tools
Campaigns and Outreach Tools

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