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It’s illegal to start crossing the street if the clock is ticking down — a new bill would change that

A crosswalk in Downtown Los Angeles.
A crosswalk in Downtown Los Angeles.
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California might soon legalize crossing the street against a flashing Don’t Walk.

The City of LA’s pushing a bill allowing people to judge for themselves whether they can make it across before the light turns red. Supporters say it’s considerate of walkers. But what are the tradeoffs?


Meghan McCarty-Carino, community and mobility reporter for KPCC who’s been following the story