Where are crosswalks normally marked?
Crosswalks are marked at intersections where there is substantial conflict between vehicle and pedestrian movements, where significant pedestrian concentrations occur, where pedestrians could not otherwise recognize the proper place to cross, and where traffic movements are controlled.

Examples of such locations are:

  • Approved school crossings.
  • Signalized and four-way stop intersections where there is significant pedestrian traffic and one or more crossing locations have been prohibited.

These examples follow the philosophy of marking crosswalks as a form of encouragement. In the first case, we are encouraging school children to use a crossing which is normally being monitored. In the second case, we are encouraging all pedestrians to avoid a prohibited crossing. Painted crosswalks should only be used where necessary to direct pedestrians along the safest route.

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1. What is a crosswalk?
2. How are crosswalks used?
3. Where are crosswalks normally marked?
4. What is special about school crosswalks?