Pedestrian Crossings

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

  • Pedestrians must obey signals and yield to motorists if not crossing at an intersection or a crosswalk.
  • Motorists are required to yield to pedestrians at crosswalks and when crossing at intersections.
  • Crosswalks may be marked or unmarked. They exist at all controlled intersections and may only be established by markings at non-intersection locations.
  • Not all 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.

See Pedestrian Crosswalks and Pedestrian Signals brochures at the Colorado Department of Transportation website.