Ann Arbor City Council Likely Revisiting Crosswalk Ordinance
Ann Arbor City Council soon may be once more looking at revisions to the city's crosswalk ordinance.
Council member Stephen Kunselman says another proposed amendment is likely. He adds that the new proposal will be based on language used by Mayor John Hieftje in his veto of the amendment council passed late last year. Kunselman says the mayor mentioning motorists need to stop if they can do so safely is a change.
Hiefjte says the comment about motorists stopping if they can safely do so is nothing new. He says pedestrians remain safer if they don't have to step into the road to get motorists to stop.
The city also has a new task force looking at a wide variety of pedestrian safety issues including the crosswalk ordinance.
— Andrew Cluley is the Ann Arbor beat reporter, and anchor for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him firstname.lastname@example.org.