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WHAT TO KNOW WHEN YOU COME TO A TRAIL CROSSING

in the past here on fox 55 we've shared with you how the expansion of the pufferbelly trail has connected new parts of the city.but with the expansion of the trail system has come some headaches. fox 55's caleb saylor explains how some people are using the trails and following the traffic laws incorrectly. the pufferbelly trails extends from the heart of fort wayne to the city's north side, crossing major roadways along the way.some of the places where the trail crosses is causing some problems for cyclists like marquis jones. especially the one on cook road. "i've had a couple of close calls, but that was when i thought there wasn't something coming and i was going to go across, then i noticed that whoever was coming down the road, even though they had a flashing light too, they weren't going to slow down."standup: everything is clearly marked at the crossing on cook road. stop signs on both sides for trail users and flashing caution lights and signs for drivers. the issue? some don't know when it's their turn to go ánatsá we witnessed one cyclist almost get hit by a vehicle you can hear how frustrating it is for joe perl ánatsá "oncoming traffic is pausing, waiting for me to cross, waiving me across. i have a stop sign, they have yellow flashing lights. it's really not that confusing, but somehow it tricks people into thinking they need to stop." we'll let megan mcclellan, the executive director of fort wayne trails explain what you need to do when you come to a trail crossing. "when a pedestrian is approaching a crosswalk, or a bicycle rider, anyone using the trails they should stop and look both ways before crossing the street and only cross if there is a significant amount of room before any cars are coming to cross. if a vehicle is coming and the pedestrian is not yet in the cross walk, they should keep going to keep the flow of traffic going. if however there is a pedestrian in the crosswalk, say a child who cant make it across the crosswalk very fast or someone who falls or something then they should definitely stop and yield to pedestrians who are already in the crosswalk." so remember, trail users always stop, drivers slow down but do not stop unless someone is already in the crosswalk. knowing this will help keep both drivers and pedestrians safe.in fort wayne caleb saylor fox 55 news

Posted: Sep 6, 2019 2:28 PM
Updated: Sep 6, 2019 2:28 PM
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