We're encouraging everyone - including drivers - to pay special attention when getting around Redmond.

More and more people are out walking in Redmond-to catch a bus, to get the grocery store, or take the pooch out for a stroll.  It's important for drivers and pedestrians alike to be safe, be predictable, and be seen for safety.

For Walkers

  • Don't assume vehicles will stop. Make eye contact with drivers, don't just look at the vehicle. If a driver is on a cell phone, he or she may not be paying enough attention to drive safely.
  • Don't rely solely on pedestrian signals. Look before you cross the road.
  • Be Predictable: 
  • Look across ALL lanes you must cross and visually clear each lane before proceeding. Even if one motorist stops, do not presume drivers in other lanes can see you and will stop for you.
  • Wear bright/light colored clothing and reflective materials.
  • Carry a flashlight when walking at night.
  • Stand clear of obstacles before crossing the street
  • Walk on the sidewalk whenever possible. If sidewalks are not available, walk facing traffic on the edge of the road, as far from the travel lane as possible.


For Drivers:

  • Be Alert and extra cautious, especially during poor weather conditions and on days with low visibility
  • Look Twice before taking a free right
  • Slow down as you approach sidewalks and intersections