Pedestrian Crossings

Both pedestrians and motorists have rights and responsibilities on the roadway.

  • Pedestrians must obey traffic signals and yield to motorists if not crossing at an intersection or a mid-block marked crosswalk.
  • Motorists are required to yield to pedestrians in mid-block marked crosswalks and in intersection crosswalks.
  • Crosswalks may be marked or unmarked. They exist at all controlled intersections and may only be established by crosswalk markings at non-intersection / mid-block locations.
  • Not all legal crosswalk locations are safe for pedestrians to cross due to traffic volumes, speed limits, sight distances, etc.

An engineering study must be conducted before installing a marked crosswalk.

Design standards may be found on the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) website.