Pedestrian Crossing Information
Keep these tips and laws in mind when driving, biking or walking in Boulder
- Walk this way - obey pedestrian signals. Only cross when the "start crossing" symbol is on; you have the right to continue even if the signal begins to flash. However, it's illegal to enter a crosswalk when a steady "don't walk" or flashing red hand symbol is on.
- Always be aware of moving traffic.
- Don't get crosswise when there's a crosswalk within 50 feet. If you're that close to an intersection with a traffic signal, you must cross at the crosswalk. If you're not that close, yield to vehicles and cross using the most direct route possible.
- Where the sidewalk ends, or where there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic.
- On paths, walk right, pass left. And stay far right-remember, people on wheels may be approaching from behind.
- Make life easier for yourself. Use the "Current Bike and Pedestrian Map" link to find enhanced pedestrian crossings and grade-separated underpasses and overpasses (unless, of course, you enjoy the smell of exhaust).
- Everyone's not looking at you. At intersections, make sure motorists have seen you before you step off the curb. Don't assume they'll stop.
- Be bright! The more visible you are, the safer you'll be. Wear light-colored or reflective clothing, especially in stormy weather or at night. Carry a flashlight at night to see and be seen.
- Make eye contact with other users and wave thanks when you've entered to cross the road.
- Look for unusual obstacles that may trip you. Uneven sidewalks and debris can be hard to spot.