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Local Crosswalk Options (PM-2)

This plan depicts crosswalk patterns used by a number of cities in Washington State. These are commonly referred to as "Transverse", "Zebra", and "Diagonal" marked crosswalks.

PM-2.jpg, 6kb.  The Transverse pattern (two parallel lines) is used to define the edges of a crosswalk and is constructed with colored or textured paving materials.
 PM-2(1).jpg, 5kb. The Zebra pattern is a modification of the Longitudinal Crosswalk marking and is reported to have a positive visual impact on motorists. The pattern requires less pavement marking material than the two-foot wide Longitudinal Crosswalk pattern.
 PM-2(2).jpg, 7kb. The Diagonal pattern provides a highly visible marking that clearly defines the limits of the crosswalk. The pattern, however, cannot be oriented to avoid vehicular wheel paths and pronounced wear can be expected in high traffic volume areas



All three patterns are noted in the U.S. DOT Manual on uniform Traffic control Devices and the AASHTO Guide for the Planning, Design, and Operation of Pedestrian Facilities; however, the Longitudinal Crosswalk marking pattern shown on Standard Plan M-15.10 is used on state highways where the pavement markings are maintained by the Washington State Department of Transportation, and is suitable for all other locations as well.


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