City of Richmond Heights, MO
St. Louis County
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Section 345.010 Pedestrians' Right-of-Way in Crosswalks.

A. 
When traffic control signals are not in place or not in operation the driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way, slowing down or stopping if need be to so yield, to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within a crosswalk when the pedestrian is upon the half of the roadway upon which the vehicle is traveling, or when the pedestrian is approaching so closely from the opposite half of the roadway as to be in danger.
B. 
No pedestrian shall suddenly leave a curb or other place of safety and walk or run into the path of a vehicle which is so close that it is impossible for the driver to yield.
C. 
Subsection (A) shall not apply under the conditions stated in Subsection (B) of Section 345.040.
D. 
Whenever any vehicle is stopped at a marked crosswalk or at any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection to permit a pedestrian to cross the roadway, the driver of any other vehicle approaching from the rear shall not overtake and pass such stopped vehicle.

Section 345.020 Use of Crosswalk.

[CC 1984 §24-171; Rev. M.C. 1963 §51.39; Ord. No. 3140 §24-85]
Pedestrians shall move whenever practicable upon the right-half of crosswalks.

Section 345.025 Pedestrians Subject To Traffic Control Devices.

Pedestrians shall be subject to traffic control signals as heretofore declared in Sections 310.040 and 310.050 of this Title, but at all other places pedestrians shall be granted those rights and be subject to the restrictions stated in this Chapter.

Section 345.030 Pedestrians Crossing Streets — Right Angles.

[CC 1984 §24-172; Rev. M.C. 1963 §51.39; Ord. No. 3140 §24-86]
No pedestrian shall cross a roadway at any place other than by a route at right angles to the curb or by the shortest route to the opposite curb except in a crosswalk.

Section 345.040 When Pedestrian Shall Yield.

A. 
Every pedestrian crossing a roadway at any point other than within a marked crosswalk or within an unmarked crosswalk at an intersection shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles upon the roadway.
B. 
Any pedestrian crossing a roadway at a point where a pedestrian tunnel or overhead pedestrian crossing has been provided shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles upon the roadway.
C. 
The foregoing rules in this Section have no application under the conditions stated in Section 345.050 when pedestrians are prohibited from crossing at certain designated places.

Section 345.050 Prohibited Crossing.

A. 
Between adjacent intersections at which traffic control signals are in operation, pedestrians shall not cross at any place except in a crosswalk.
B. 
No pedestrian shall cross a roadway other than in a crosswalk in any business district.
C. 
No pedestrian shall cross a roadway other than in a crosswalk upon any street designated by ordinance.
D. 
No pedestrian shall cross a roadway intersection diagonally unless authorized by official traffic control devices; and, when authorized to cross diagonally, pedestrians shall cross only in accordance with the official traffic control devices pertaining to such crossing movements.

Section 345.060 Pedestrians Walking Along Roadway — Rules.

[CC 1984 §24-180; Rev. M.C. 1963 §51.39; Ord. No. 3140 §24-89]
A. 
Where sidewalks are provided, no pedestrian shall walk along and upon an adjacent roadway.
B. 
Where sidewalks are not provided, any pedestrian walking along and upon a highway shall, when practical, walk only on the left side of the roadway or its shoulder facing traffic which may approach from the opposite direction.
C. 
No person shall walk along a freeway, including any ramps leading thereto, within the City, except such walking as may be necessitated by emergency conditions.

Section 345.070 Pedestrians Soliciting Rides or Business.

[CC 1984 §24-181; Rev. M.C. 1963 §51.39; Ord. No. 3140 §24-90]
A. 
No person shall stand in a roadway for the purpose of soliciting a ride, employment or business from the occupant of any vehicle.
B. 
No person shall stand on or in proximity to a street or highway for the purpose of soliciting the watching or guarding of any vehicle while parked or about to be parked on a street or highway.

Section 345.080 Drivers To Exercise Due Care.

[CC 1984 §24-182; Rev. M.C. 1963 §51.39; Ord. No. 3140 §24-91]
Notwithstanding the provisions of this Chapter, every driver of a vehicle shall exercise due care to avoid colliding with any pedestrian upon any roadway. He/she shall give warning by sounding the horn when necessary.

Section 345.090 Pedestrians Walking Along Roadways.

A. 
Where sidewalks are provided, it shall be unlawful for any pedestrian to walk along and upon an adjacent roadway.
B. 
Where sidewalks are not provided, any pedestrian walking along and upon a highway shall when practicable walk only on the left side of the roadway or its shoulder facing traffic which may approach from the opposite direction.

Section 345.100 Pedestrian Crosswalks — Established — Markings — Restrictions.

[CC 1984 §24-184; Rev. M.C. 1963 §51.42; Ord. No. 3140 §24-93; Ord. No. 3188 §1, 9-3-1974; Ord. No. 3228 §1, 4-7-1975; Ord. No. 3542 §§1 — 2, 3-19-1979]
A. 
Pedestrian crosswalks may be established in streets for the safety and convenience of pedestrians at such locations as may be designated by ordinance and set out in Schedule XV, Crosswalks.
B. 
Pedestrian crosswalks shall be plainly marked by painted white lines on the street pavement and shall not exceed twenty (20) feet in width. Pedestrian crosswalks may be further identified by signs at the side of the roadway bearing the words "Stop When Pedestrian Is In Crosswalk".
C. 
The driver of any vehicle shall bring his/her vehicle to a full and complete stop upon approaching a crosswalk whenever a pedestrian has stepped from the curb into the crosswalk. The driver shall remain stopped until the pedestrian has reached the opposite curb before proceeding through or across the crosswalk.

Section 345.110 Pedestrian Bridge Walkways — Established — Restrictions.

[CC 1984 §24-185; Rev. M.C. 1963 §51.41; Ord. No. 2969 §1, 8-17-1970; Ord. No. 3140 §24-94]
A. 
The walkways spanning Claytonia Creek stormwater channel at Ethel Walk and Hampton Creek stormwater channel at Hicks Avenue are designated as pedestrian bridge walkways. They are set aside for the exclusive use of pedestrian traffic.
B. 
No person shall operate or drive any motor vehicle through, on or across any pedestrian bridge walkway.