Crossing Streets




The crossings in the photos below have no stop sign or traffic signal ("no traffic control"),
although there are stop signs for intersecting streets, and in the fourth photo there is a signal for traffic on the other side of the island.

Photo shows a stick figure at a crosswalk on a 4-lane street with no stop signs or signals or intersecting streets for about a block in both directions. Photo shows a stick figure standing on a corner of a T-intersection, facing a 2-lane street.  Beside the figure is the intersecting street, which has a stop sign. Photo shows a stick figure standing next to a mailbox at a T-intersection, facing a two-lane residential street that goes around a gentle curve to the right.  Beside the figure is the intersecting street, which has a stop sign. Photo shows a right-turning lane at a corner where one street intersects a 6-lane street that has traffic waiting for a green light.  The right-turning lane is separated from the rest of the street by an island, and a woman has just left that island to cross the right-turning lane to reach the sidewalk on the corner.  There is a car in the lane waiting for her.

For information about teaching students to recognize Situations of Uncertainty for gap judgment
and other skills and concepts needed for crossings with no traffic signal or stop sign, go to

Self-Study Guide: Preparing Visually Impaired Students to Assess and Cross Streets With No Traffic Control

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Photo shows a roundabout, starting with two-lane street with a crosswalk that cuts through a median strip.  A sign in the median strip says 'yield to pedestrians.' About 10 feet past the crosswalk, there is a 'yield' sign where street merges into a circular roadway that goes around a large island.

Roundabouts have many safety benefits over any other kind of intersection.
Those safety benefits should be available to all pedestrians,
including (or especially!) those who are most vulnerable.