Last week a 7year old boy was seriously injured while riding his bike in a crosswalk 28th Street and Iris Avenue in Boulder. It is assumed that this happened at the new crosswalk in front of Safeway and not the intersection crosswalk. Luckily the boy was wearing his helmet. Ever since this tragic incident many residents have been writing into Daily Camera complaining about bikes in crosswalks and the blinking light crosswalks. Apparently it is legal for cyclist to ride through a crosswalk as long as they travel at pedestrian speeds. While I've never crossed this crosswalk I have very often used the "blinking lights" at the Walnut and Folsom and have always ridden across and mostly at pedrestrian speeds mostly because it took time until a car actually stopped for me while I was waiting.
Are they dangerous? IMO that is depandant on the care of the cyclist/pedestrian and the drivers combined, so it depends. What's your take?
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