Recent UW study shows a low stopping compliance at NW 58th and 14th Ave NW crosswalk

30 04 2015

58thand14thcrosswalk

The EBCA recently invited UW students Qiren Lu & Ranju Uezono to include the crosswalk at 14th Ave NW and NW 58th St as 1 of their 4 studied  intersections in Seattle School Walk Zones to see if drivers stopped for people crossing at  crosswalks.

These students’ findings at this intersection were alarming with only a 15% motorist compliance rate, which means that only about 1 out of 7 people driving cars fully stop for people walking during school arrival & departure hours at this intersection!

Although this study is just a snapshot of stopping behavior at  this intersection, it’s a very good reminder for those of you who drive cars and ride bikes to comply with Washington state law which states that,

“the operator of an approaching vehicle shall stop and remain stopped to allow a pedestrian or bicycle to cross the roadway within an unmarked or marked crosswalk when the pedestrian or bicycle is upon or within one lane of the half of the roadway upon which the vehicle is traveling or onto which it is turning.”

Read the Seattle Greenways article here.
Read the full report here.

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