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Pedestrian Instructions

In Arizona, pedestrians have the right–of–way within crosswalks at any intersections, including roundabouts.  However, pedestrians must not suddenly leave a curb or other safe waiting place and walk into the path of a vehicle if it is so close that it is an immediate hazard.

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    Walk around the perimeter of the roundabout.  Do not cross the circulatory roadway to the central island.
  2. Use the crosswalks on the legs of the roundabout.  If there is no crosswalk marked on a leg of the roundabout, cross the leg about one vehicle–length away from the circulatory roadway of the roundabout.
  3. Look and listen for approaching traffic.  Choose a safe time to cross from the curb ramp to the median opening.  Although you have the right–of–way, if approaching vehicles are present, it is best to first satisfy yourself that vehicles have recognized your presence and right to cross.  When crossing an entry or exit with more than one lane, be sure that conflicting vehicles in adjacent lanes are coming to a complete stop before proceeding.
  4. Use the splitter island. It allows you to cross one direction of traffic at a time.


Questions about roundabouts?
Contact Traffic Engineering at 480-312-7696
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