Chapter 12.07


12.07.010    Marked crosswalks established.

12.07.020    Crosswalk use required.

12.07.030    Unnecessary obstruction of crosswalk prohibited.

12.07.040    Pedestrians disregarding signals.

12.07.050    Pedestrian signals.

12.07.060    Pedestrians causing a hazard.

12.07.070    Pedestrians using roadway when sidewalk is available.

12.07.080    Pedestrians in bike lanes.

12.07.090    Standing in roadway for purpose of hitchhiking.

12.07.100    Boarding or alighting from vehicles.

12.07.010 Marked crosswalks established.

The Traffic Engineer shall place and maintain marked crosswalks, by means of pavement markings and/or other devices, where the City Council determines additional guidance for pedestrians would be beneficial. [Ord. 05-010.]

12.07.020 Crosswalk use required.

A pedestrian shall cross a street only within a marked or unmarked crosswalk. [Ord. 05-010.]

12.07.030 Unnecessary obstruction of crosswalk prohibited.

No pedestrian shall unnecessarily stop, obstruct or delay traffic. [Ord. 05-010.]

12.07.040 Pedestrians disregarding signals.

A. Unless otherwise directed by a pedestrian control signal or by a public safety officer, a pedestrian facing a steady circular red or red arrow signal shall not enter the roadway.

B. It is unlawful for any pedestrian to fail to obey any sign or signal erected or maintained to indicate or carry out the provisions of the Vehicle Code or any local traffic ordinance or resolution adopted pursuant to a local traffic ordinance. [Ord. 05-010.]

12.07.050 Pedestrian signals.

Whenever a pedestrian control signal showing the words “walk” or “wait” or “don’t walk” or other approved symbol is in place, the signal shall indicate as follows:

A. “Walk” or Approved “Walking Person” Symbol. A pedestrian facing the signal may proceed across the roadways in the direction of the signal, but shall yield the right-of-way to vehicles lawfully in the intersection at the time the signal is first shown.

B. Flashing or Steady “Don’t Walk” or “Wait” or Approved “Upraised Hand” Symbol. No pedestrian shall start to cross the roadway in the direction of the signal, but any pedestrian who has partially completed crossing shall proceed to a sidewalk or safety zone or otherwise leave the roadway, while the “wait” or “don’t walk” or approved “upraised hand” symbol is showing. [Ord. 05-010.]

12.07.060 Pedestrians causing a hazard.

A pedestrian shall not suddenly leave a curb or other place of safety and walk or run into the street in path of a vehicle, which is so close as to constitute an immediate hazard, whether or not in a crosswalk. [Ord. 05-010.]

12.07.070 Pedestrians using roadway when sidewalk is available.

A pedestrian shall not walk, run or jog on the roadway when there is an adjacent sidewalk or other appropriate facility available. If there is no sidewalk or other facility available, the pedestrian may walk, run or jog upon the roadway edge that is close to his/her left hand and facing traffic. [Ord. 05-010.]

12.07.080 Pedestrians in bike lanes.

A pedestrian shall not proceed along a bicycle path or lane where there is an adjacent sidewalk. [Ord. 05-010.]

12.07.090 Standing in roadway for purpose of hitchhiking.

A person shall not stand in a roadway for the purpose of soliciting a ride from the driver of a vehicle. [Ord. 05-010.]

12.07.100 Boarding or alighting from vehicles.

A person shall not board or alight from any motor vehicle while such motor vehicle is in motion. [Ord. 05-010.]