Pedestrians deserve a safe places to cross the street. But a mid-block crossing with just some paint isn’t going to cut it.
Various studies have found compliance rates between 16 and 32 percent for drivers yielding to pedestrians — as required by law — at crosswalks that don’t have a traffic light or stop sign. In a word: terrible.
We’re in the midst of a pedestrian safety crisis, with deaths soaring to more than 6,000