Letters to the Editor

This is what a crosswalk looks like

Pedestrians use the crosswalk to the Downtown Centere in San Luis Obispo on Marsh Street.
Pedestrians use the crosswalk to the Downtown Centere in San Luis Obispo on Marsh Street. dmiddlecamp@thetribunenews.com

The other day my daughter and grandson had difficulty crossing Johnson Avenue and Tanglewood Drive because people would not stop for them. She was crossing in an unmarked crosswalk. Perhaps this is because people don’t realize what constitutes a crosswalk, or they don’t mind making a small donation (fine) to local government for not knowing the definition of what a crosswalk is.

I admit the definition isn’t as clear in communities that don’t have sidewalks, but the intention is clear.

At intersections, a crosswalk exists as an extension of the sidewalk whether it is marked or not. The exact definition can be found in the California Vehicle Code Section 275.

Stu Goldenberg, San Luis Obispo

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