Pedestrian Ordinance Revised

At its July 19, 2010 meeting, the Ann Arbor city council approved a change to its ordinances that provides greater protection for pedestrians approaching crosswalks. The revision requires motorists to stop and yield the right of way, not just to pedestrians who are already in crosswalks, but also to those who are approaching them. Previous language was stricken, which limited the requirement on motorists to yield only to pedestrians in the half of the roadway on which the vehicle is traveling.

This brief, filed live from city hall, will be followed by a detailed report on the July 19 meeting: [link]