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Posted on: August 19, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Trail and Intersection Crosswalk Safety

Main Street Bugline Trail Crossing

With increased walking and bicycling in 2020, the Menomonee Falls Police Department wants to remind drivers and pedestrians/cyclists to pay attention, use common sense, and follow Wisconsin State Statutes with regard to trail crossings and other uncontrolled crosswalks.

Pedestrians (including bicyclists & riders of personal assistive mobility devices) must:

  • Not suddenly move into the path of a closely approaching vehicle that does not have sufficient time to yield for a pedestrian

Drivers must:

  • Yield to pedestrians, bicyclists, or persons using electric personal assistive mobility device who have started crossing at an intersection within a marked or unmarked crosswalk

  • Not overtake and pass any vehicle that stops at an intersection or crosswalk to permit a pedestrian or bicyclist to cross the roadway safely

For details see Wisconsin State Statute 346.24 at docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/statutes/statutes/346/IV/24

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