Just So You Know

  • 2006 - 2010: collisions between motorists and pedestrians resulted in 484 injuries and six fatalities in the City
    of Pasadena
  • Almost 50% of these collisions involving pedestrians occurred at signalized intersections
  • Of the 230 above collisions, only 40 (17%) were a result of a pedestrian violation
  • OTS (The Office of Traffic Safety) ranked the City of Pasadena no. 2 for the highest number of pedestrian-related fatal and injury collisions per capita for cities in Category B (cities with a population between 100,000 to 250,000) in 2009

California Vehicle Code (CVC)

If you're a driver, know these 3 basic rules:

  1. Yield to a pedestrian in the crosswalk when they are close enough to constitute a hazard
  2. Slow down as you approach an occupied crosswalk
  3. Don't overtake or pass any vehicle that is stopped for a pedestrian in a crosswalk
  4. For more info: Pedestrian Safety Brochure (PDF)

If you're a pedestrian, know these 4 basic rules:

  1. Press the pedestrian indication button when one is available
  2. Only walk when the light for your direction says WALK
  3. Keep an eye out for drivers making right or left turns
  4. A flashing DON'T WALK means it's too late to safely start crossing but finish crossing if you're already in the intersection
  5. For more info:
    Pedestrian Safety Video
    Pedestrian Safety Brochure (PDF)

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Restaurants and Bars


Bella's Pizza

16 North Fair Oaks Avenue

Creme de la Crepe

36 West Colorado

Johnny Rockets

52 Hugus Alley

Wok Cano Bar

33 South Fair Oaks Avenue

Retail


Bird Pick Tea & Herb

10 South De Lacey

Blick Art Materials

44 South Raymond Avenue

Buddha


Cigars by Chivas

58 South De Lacey Avenue

Crown City Sports

17 North Raymond Avenue

Distant Lands

20 South Raymond Avenue

Ella Bella

32 East Colorado Boulevard

Footlocker

59 East Colorado Boulevard

Hot Wings Cafe

89 East Colorado Boulevard

Jamba Juice

64 East Colorado Boulevard

Juicy Couture

37 West Colorado

LUSH Cosmetics

24 East Colorado Boulevard

M. Anthony Gallery

36 West Colorado

Origins

15 Douglas Alley

Picomollo Ice Cream

20 East Colorado Boulevard

Pinkberry

19 S Fair Oaks Ave

Starbucks

408 East Colorado Boulevard

Thirty Fiver (35er)

12 East Colorado Blvd

Three Dog Bakery

36 West Colorado

Tutti Gelati

62 West Union Street

Urban Outfitters

139 West Colorado Boulevard

VANS

28 East Colorado Boulevard

  • Always be prepared to stop for pedestrians
  • When turning right, look for pedestrians that may be crossing
  • Make eye contact
  • Scan the road and sides of the road for pedestrians
  • Use extra caution when driving near children playing along the street
  • Alert. Responsible. Patient.
  • Do NOT use your cellphone while driving
  • Yield to pedestrians when making right or left turn at intersections
  • Drive the speed limit and avoid aggressive maneuvers
  • Do NOT block or park in crosswalks
  • Never pass/overtake a vehicle that is stopped for pedestrians
  • Be alert when driving near older pedestrians who may not see or hear you