Pedestrian Unfriendly - Photo essay by Sharon Bensing

Published On: Jul 09 2012 04:34:26 PM EDT   Updated On: Sep 29 2012 03:43:10 PM EDT

Cars commonly stop in the pedestrian crosswalk rather than before the white line.

Pedestrians are forced to wait for a long time before a break in traffic occurs. Once found, they have to make a run for it.

When there is a “no right turn on red” sign lit, cars still turn even if pedestrians have the right away.

It may seem easy to get across the street when traffic is at a stand still, but don’t be fooled. Drivers inch up towards the other cars in front of them, causing a chain reaction of moving cars.

Some areas completely lack a pedestrian crosswalk where they are necessary.

Images by Sharon Bensing. 

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