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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The department also has put together a short public service video reminding pedestrians and vehicle operators of laws pertaining to crosswalks. Record Staff Report, The Aegis, "Aberdeen police enforce crosswalk laws, produce pedestrian safety video," 13 June 2018 An 80-year-old man was using a crosswalk on a busy thoroughfare in Allston Wednesday when he was fatally struck by a Jeep in a hit-and-run crash., "Elderly man killed in hit-and-run crash in Allston; driver located," 6 June 2018 Drivers speed, block the box, and stop in crosswalks. Alex Davies, WIRED, "Save the Scooters, Redesign the Streets, and Save San Francisco," 4 June 2018 The department plans by next summer to install three mid-block crosswalks on Park Boulevard featuring a red light that pedestrians or cyclists can activate. Scott Calvert, WSJ, "The Most Dangerous Place to Bicycle in America," 25 Sep. 2018 The city also plans to look at improvements to the crosswalks on the boulevard and offer competitive facade grants to the business owners, said Akron Planning Director Jason Segedy. Jennifer Conn, Akron Reporter,, "Kenmore Boulevard revitalization underway through zoning updates, infrastructure improvements," 30 Apr. 2018 Craven-Howell was in a crosswalk on South Davidson Street between East Third Street and East Fourth Street that is heavily used by the public to get to and from the Government Center. Joe Marusak And Ann Helms, charlotteobserver, "Driver who struck CMS official blames the sun | Charlotte Observer," 24 Jan. 2018 By then Ahn was in the crosswalk, and mostly obscured by the black seals between the two leaves of the front passenger door, said the police report, released through a public-records request. Mike Lindblom, The Seattle Times, "Metro says fatal Westlake Avenue bus-pedestrian crash was preventable, agrees to $7.7M settlement," 26 Oct. 2018 At that intersection would also be a scramble, or diagonal crosswalk, which is similar to the one found in Old Pasadena on Colorado Boulevard. Anthony Clark Carpio,, "No decision made on Olive-Verdugo-Sparks intersection project," 30 June 2018

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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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