Students, faculty, staff and visitors to campus are urged to use the designated crosswalks when crossing the city streets that surround the campus. It is extremely difficult for a motorist to see a pedestrian emerging between cars parked on the curb; likewise it is difficult for a pedestrian emerging between parked cars to be sure the roadway is clear before stepping into the path of an oncoming vehicle. Motorists MUST stop for pedestrians in the striped crosswalk; crossing streets between crosswalks creates a risk which must be assumed by the pedestrian. Pedestrians can also be ticketed by city police for “jay walking” when crossing a street outside a designated crosswalk.
Monday, October 17, 2011