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Did You Know?

Only 0.7 percent of federal transportation funds are spent on improving pedestrian facilities.

Aren't we all pedestrians?

Whether you predominantly travel to-and-fro by bicycle, car or foot, we are all pedestrians during the day. Your trip from your train, bike or car to your building may be short, but distance doesn't matter. We are all pedestrians.

On Monday evening, in a light sprinkle of rain, I stood out about three feet or more in the crosswalk waiting to cross the street at Belmont and Hoyne. As usual at that intersection, not one car stopped for me—despite me inching toward the center-line…and despite the law that requires motorists to stop for pedestrians in crosswalks.

If that were you waiting in the rain, wouldn't you hope someone would stop for the 10-seconds it takes you to cross the street?

The law in Illinois says that you must stop (no longer yield) for pedestrians in crosswalks. What's the hold-up? We are all pedestrians.

Please respect each other.