Crosswalk signs in Logan Square

1 May

Crosswalk sign Milwaukee and MedillHave you noticed these pedestrian signs popping up around the neighborhood? It’s surprising how effective they are at making our streets safer for pedestrians. Notice that they do nothing but bring attention to the law (625 ILCS 5/11-1002) that is already in place to protect pedestrians in crosswalks.

Though too few Chicago drivers comply with it, or perhaps are even aware of it, the law requires drivers not only to yield, but to stop for pedestrians in crosswalks, whether there is a sign or not.

These highly visible signs are an educational tool, and they seem to be working to considerably increase the level of compliance with the law.  We think they also more generally calm the flow of traffic.

BikeWalk Logan Square has proposed the installation of these pedestrian signs at specific locations around the neighborhood.  Reflecting various factors, we have organized our requests into different priority levels as indicated in the map below.
Priorities for Logan Square Pedestrian Signs


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