Comment 88685

By Rational Optimist (anonymous) | Posted May 13, 2013 at 10:53:47 in reply to Comment 88661

"Unfortunately, most drivers don't know this and think they only need to yield in designated crosswalks, or even at a red light or stop sign."

I don't personally know how to do it cost-effectively, but drivers need to be educated about this. Even when there are painted sidewalks and signs (what comes to mind for me are Locke and Hunter, Dundurn in front of Lord Kitchener), the vast majority of drivers believe it is the law of the sea, and the bigger craft has right of way. Most are not prepared to stop even when a pedestrian is visible on the curb, and of course those on foot are forced to wait. This is only a minor inconvenience for able-bodied people at a street with lighter traffic, but a serious inconvenience and unsafe if it takes you longer to cross and traffic is moving at dangerous speeds.

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