What is the proper way to cross a street at an intersection?

This subject isn’t as simple and straightforward as it may sound. At intersections where there is no pedestrian signal, pedestrians should cross in conjunction with the traffic signals. At signalized intersections where there is a pedestrian signal, cross when the "walk" or walking pedestrian symbol lights up. A flashing "don't walk" or upraised hand symbol means that if you haven’t yet entered the intersection, it’s too late to cross the street before the traffic signal changes. A steady "don't walk" or a steady upraised hand signal means it’s too late to begin crossing. Don’t enter the street, but quickly finish crossing if you already have started.

For more information and safety tips, visit our Pedestrian Crossing Information page.

Updated Jan. 10, 2022

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