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Ambiguous Yield-to-Pedestrian Statutes

In an Opinion piece in Woodbury Patch, Angela Johnson comments on the ambiguous nature of Minnesota’s crosswalk laws. In Woodbury, Don’t Cross Me

While it’s unlawful for any driver to not stop and yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within a marked crosswalk or at an intersection with no marked crosswalk, the . . . → Read More: Ambiguous Yield-to-Pedestrian Statutes

Avoiding Curb Cuts Along Paths

Bill at Twin City Sidewalks: Bicycle Curb Cuts & the Devil in the Details

Continuous Trail prioritizes the trail over driveways.

Bill writes:

Every time a driveway or a parking lot or a street intersects with a bike path, there’s a choice to be made. Do you prioritize the automobile traffic and force bicycle . . . → Read More: Avoiding Curb Cuts Along Paths

Paths or Sidewalks along Suburban Arterials

A trend I’m seeing more often is agencies whose high-speed arterial roadway design standard calls for the construction of a sidewalk on one side of the road and a path on the other side. The photo below is one such roadway, with a concrete sidewalk on the west side of the road (probably 5′-6′ wide) . . . → Read More: Paths or Sidewalks along Suburban Arterials