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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?

Guest:

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