Crosswalks should be designed to offer as much comfort and protection to pedestrians as possible. Historically, many crosswalks were designed using inadequate, narrow striping, setbacks, deviations from the pedestrian walkway, and considerable crossing distances.
Intersection crossings should be kept as compact as possible, facilitating eye contact by moving pedestrians directly into the driver’s field of vision.
Crosswalks should be aligned as closely as possible with the pedestrian through zone.
See Interim Design Strategies
Adapted from the Urban Street Design Guide, published by Island Press.