Can we have a crosswalk at this intersection?
Crosswalks can either be "marked" with painted lines of white or yellow, or left "unmarked" at an intersection. The purpose of a "marked" crosswalk is to encourage pedestrians to use a particular crossing. Normally, crosswalks are "marked" at places where there is an abundance of pedestrian movement, at a signal, and where pedestrians cannot recognize a proper place to cross. However, if "marked" crosswalks are not frequently used by pedestrians, then drivers tend to forget that they exist.

As a result, accidents can occur when pedestrians rely on crosswalk pavement markings to provide them with a safe barrier from traffic. It is important that pedestrians remain attentive and cautious of on-coming vehicles on a roadway before crossing a street, regardless of the presence, or lack of, a crosswalk.

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1. Can the town post a lower speed limit on my street to slow down traffic?
2. How does the town decide where to put in a traffic signal?
3. Won't speed bumps slow traffic on our streets?
4. Can my neighborhood get a "Children at Play" sign posted?
5. Can we have a crosswalk at this intersection?
6. How does the Police Department address problems of speeding vehicles?
7. Why don't we have crossing guards at all school crossings?
8. Is it illegal to drive without a license plate on the front of my car?
9. How do I dispose of old/new prescription medication?