Ordinances

32.00 TRAFFIC - PEDESTRIANS

32.01* Subject to intersection signals, rights and duties at other places
32.02* Right-of-way at crosswalks; traffic control devices; unmarked crosswalks
32.03* Special pedestrian control signals
32.04* Duty between adjacent intersections with signals
32.05* To yield right-of-way to emergency vehicles
32.06* Shall not pass beyond closed railroad crossing gate
32.07* Pedestrians to use right half of crosswalk
32.08* Crossing roadway at right angles
32.09* Crossing at other than crosswalks; yield to vehicles required
32.091* Tunnels or overhead crossings
32.10* Walk left side of roadway; where sidewalks provided; where sidewalks not provided
32.11* Soliciting rides or business
32.12* White canes; guide dogs; duty of motorist
32.13* Crosswalk - at other than intersection


.01* Pedestrians shall be subject to traffic control signals at intersections, and at all other places shall be accorded the privileges and shall be subject to the restrictions stated in this section.

.02* Pedestrian's right-of-way at crosswalks: Where traffic control signals are not in place or in operation, the driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within any marked crosswalk or within any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection, except as otherwise provided in this section.

.03* Whenever special pedestrian-control signals exhibiting the words "Walk," "Don't Walk" or "Wait" are in place, pedestrians shall be subject to such signals.

.04* Between adjacent intersections at which traffic control signals are in operation pedestrians shall not cross the roadway except in a marked crosswalk.

.05* A pedestrian shall yield the right-of-way to an emergency vehicle which is flashing emergency lights or otherwise signaling an emergency in progress.

.06* No pedestrian shall pass through, around, over or under any crossing gate or barrier at a railroad grade crossing or bridge while such gate or barrier is closed or is being opened or closed.

.07* Pedestrians shall move, whenever practicable, upon the right half of the crosswalk.

.08* Crossing roadway at right angles: No pedestrian shall, except in a marked crosswalk, cross a roadway at any other place than by a route at right angles to the curb or by the shortest route to the opposite curb.

.09* Crossing at other than crosswalks: Every pedestrian crossing a roadway at any point other than within a marked crosswalk or within an unmarked crosswalk at an intersection shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles upon the roadway.

.091* Any pedestrian crossing a roadway at a point where a pedestrian tunnel or overhead pedestrian crossing has been provided shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles upon the roadway.

.10* Walking on left side of roadway: Where sidewalks are provided, it shall be unlawful for pedestrians to walk upon the main traveled portion of the street or roadway. Where sidewalks are not provided, pedestrians shall, when practicable, walk on the left side of the street or highway facing traffic which passes nearest.

.11* Pedestrians soliciting rides or business: No person shall stand in a roadway for the purpose of soliciting a ride, employment or business from the occupant of any vehicle.

.12* White canes: Any driver of a vehicle who approaches a visually impaired person carrying a cane or walking stick which is white or white tipped with red, or being led by a guide dog wearing a harness and walking on either side of or slightly in front of said blind person, shall immediately come to a full stop and take such precautions before proceeding as may be necessary to avoid accident or injury to the person.

.13* When traffic control signals are not in place or not in operation the driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way, slowing down or stopping if need be to so yield, to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within a crosswalk when the pedestrian is upon the half of the roadway upon which the vehicle is traveling, or when the pedestrian is approaching so closely from the opposite half of the roadway as to be in danger, but no pedestrian shall suddenly leave a curb or other place of safety and walk or run into the path of a vehicle which is so close that it is impossible for the driver to yield.

Enacted: September 15, 1964
Amended: May 16, 1969
December 10, 1994

*Denotes Civil Infraction

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