Slow down your wheels and yield to pedestrians

Slow down your wheels and yield to pedestrians

The city will install over 200 optional temporary in-ground pedestrian paddles (such as the one pictured) to educate motorists and bicyclists that the state law requires them to stop for people walking in crosswalks.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, one in every five children under the age of 14 killed in traffic crashes was a pedestrian.

To improve pedestrian safety in Coral Gables, the city commission appropriated $300,000 to re-stripe crosswalks throughout the city over a period of two years. Beginning this year, the City of Coral Gables will stripe high visibility crosswalks and install over 200 optional temporary in-ground pedestrian paddles to educate motorists and bicyclists that the state law requires them to stop for people walking in crosswalks.

In addition to re-striping existing crosswalks, the city will be striping new crosswalks in 46 locations. These locations were selected based on their proximity to schools, city facilities and churches.


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