cross·​walk | \ ˈkrȯs-ˌwȯk How to pronounce crosswalk (audio) \

Definition of crosswalk

: a specially paved or marked path for pedestrians crossing a street or road

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Construction of the crosswalks and installation of rapid flashing lights will cost $93,250. Linda Gandee/special To,, "Bay Village passes ordinances and makes plans prior to council’s summer break," 9 July 2019 The biggest issue for those pedestrians, though, is crossing Triana Boulevard – a four-lane road that crosses 4th Avenue without an intersection or a crosswalk. Paul Gattis |,, "Huntsville council expands entertainment districts: New location, additional days," 7 July 2019 Read more: This piano crosswalk was painted by a group of strangers with no training but a lot of harmony Wife loses engagement ring on a snowy mountain. Cathy Free, Washington Post, "A scuba diver found a 59-year-old class ring at the bottom of a pond. Then the search began for its owner.," 5 July 2019 In the West Village, a Rockette kick away from the Stonewall Inn, a plain-old pedestrian crosswalk was painted red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple — not by activists but by the Department of Transportation! Wesley Morris, New York Times, "Where Do You Find Gay Pride When It’s No Longer on Sale?," 4 July 2019 Prior to her arrest, police released a video of the collision that shows Bolotsky enter the crosswalk at 5:35 a.m. on June 17 as a white car drives past him on the other side of the road, narrowly missing him. Alexa Díaz,, "Suspect charged in hit-and-run that killed a 91-year-old Holocaust survivor in Valley Village," 3 July 2019 Concerns include lack of sidewalks, too long or short of a walk signal, lack of visibility and a need for a crosswalk. Rachel Berry,, "Concerned about traffic safety? The city of Cincinnati wants to know.," 3 July 2019 The crosswalk at Northeast Glisan Street at 87th Avenue has a marked walkway, a median island, and signage, but still drivers don’t always stop for pedestrians who are trying to cross., "Portland metro Thursday traffic: PBOT holds a crosswalk safety action event on NE Glisan Street," 27 June 2019 Instead of hanging Pride flags, this city is painting a Pride crosswalk. Dixita Limbachia, Detroit Free Press, "Rain delays installation of rainbow crosswalk in Ferndale," 24 June 2019

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First Known Use of crosswalk

1671, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of crosswalk

US : a marked path where people can safely walk across a street or road


cross·​walk | \ ˈkrȯs-ˌwȯk How to pronounce crosswalk (audio) \

Kids Definition of crosswalk

: a specially marked path for people to walk across a street

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