When We Say 'Stop,' We Mean It
Monday, May 23, 2016 7:30 AM

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Motorists stop for pedestrians crossing Lexington Parkway north of the Pavilion.

A dozen District 10 residents put their foot down for pedestrian safety on May 19. Here are photos from the Como Community Council's first "Stop for Me" pedestrian safety event.
Residents gathered at the intersection of Lexington Parkway and E. Como Lake Drive, where park paths cross north of the Pavilion. This corner is the second-most-dangerous intersection for pedestrians in our neighborhood, according to a survey of community residents. During the event, volunteers repeatedly crossed the street to emphasize that state law requires drivers to stop for pedestrians in a crosswalk -- marked or unmarked -- every corner, every turn, every time.
St. Paul Police ticketed 15 drivers who did not yield to walkers.
"Stop for Me" is a citywide campaign coordinated by the police department and district councils to raise the visibility of pedestrian safety and educate drivers about state law.

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