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Whether it’s a short walk in a parking lot or a long trek to work—we’re all pedestrians.

Separating road users (e.g., people walking and motor vehicles) through infrastructure and design is the best way to protect people around traffic.

Roads that are designed for safe use and mobility for all users (including people walking, rolling, driving, or using transit) are called Complete Streets. Research shows that Complete Streets reduce crash risk, encourage physical activity, and stimulate the local economy (Smart Growth America).


When people share spaces with 2-ton steel machines, it’s important that we all watch out for each other and slow down.


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In 2019, 231 pedestrians were struck and killed on North Carolina roads (NCDOT).


slowing down saves lives


Pedestrian FAQ
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Where is the safest place to walk?

When available, always walk on the sidewalk. In areas with no sidewalk, walk facing traffic and as far away from traffic as possible.

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Do pedestrians always have the right of way?

No, not always. Drivers must yield to pedestrians in crosswalks – even if the crosswalk is not marked (WatchForMeNC). However, pedestrians are extremely vulnerable road users, and drivers should always be alert for anyone traveling on foot.

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