Crosswalks are marked locations for pedestrians to cross at a controlled intersection which also provides notice to drivers to expect pedestrian crossing at that location.
To protect pedestrian safety, drivers are required by state law, California Vehicle Code Section 21950
, to yield to pedestrians in a crosswalk. Pedestrians also have a responsibility to ensure their own safety and are required by city law, San Mateo Municipal Code 11.52
, to use marked crosswalks in the central traffic district or any business district.