When does the City paint a crosswalk on a street?
Crosswalks exist at all intersections whether they are marked or not. Crosswalks are marked only where necessary for the guidance of pedestrians to direct them to the safest of several potential routes. Studies have shown there is a higher collision rate within marked crosswalks than there is within an unmarked crosswalk. This is due to the fact that pedestrians tend to have a false sense of security within marked crosswalks in believing motorists will automatically yield the right-of-way to them. Please see the Crosswalks document for more information.

If you have a crosswalk request, please contact the Transportation Engineering Division by completing an online form on the main Transportation Engineering page or by calling (510) 494-4745.
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1. What is the City’s process for installing a new traffic signal?
2. What is the City’s process for installing a new stop sign?
3. When does the City paint a crosswalk on a street?
4. How are speed limits established and how can it be reduced or increased on a particular street?
5. Can the City paint the curb red in front of the fire hydrant by my house?
6. Is there a residential parking permit program?