The SDOT Traffic Operations Investigation & Implementation section considers each request for a marked crosswalk individually. In most cases, SDOT will wait to see how people use a new facility before making a decision about a marked crosswalk.
Orientation of building entrances to crosswalks: New development (and their pedestrian access points) should be designed to be consistent with the existing roadway operations and pedestrian travel patterns. For example, entrances and access points to new facilities should orient as much as possible towards a legal crosswalk.
This is especially true of facilities where a high volume of pedestrian travel across the street is expected. New development should take into account the location of existing legal pedestrian crossings when designing pedestrian access points. Entrances and access points that orient pedestrians towards unsuitable crossing locations can promote mid-block or illegal pedestrian crossings. This problem is difficult to remedy after construction is complete.