Pedestrian safety http://michiganradio.org en Ann Arbor mayor vetoes repeal of crosswalk ordinance http://michiganradio.org/post/ann-arbor-mayor-vetoes-repeal-crosswalk-ordinance <p>Ann Arbor mayor John Hieftje vetoed last week's repeal of Ann Arbor's crosswalk ordinance. This leaves Ann Arbor's controversial crosswalk ordinance unchanged.&nbsp;</p><p>The ordinance&nbsp; requires drivers to yield to pedestrians waiting on the curb to enter&nbsp; a crosswalk as well as to those who are already in the crosswalk.</p><p>Ann Arbor City Council voted 6-4 to repeal the crosswalk ordinance on December 2.&nbsp; Eight votes are needed to override the mayor's veto.&nbsp; It doesn't appear there are enough votes for that.</p><p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 16:12:05 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 15626 at http://michiganradio.org Ann Arbor mayor vetoes repeal of crosswalk ordinance Mayor to veto repeal of Ann Arbor's crosswalk law http://michiganradio.org/post/mayor-veto-repeal-ann-arbors-crosswalk-law <p>Ann Arbor's City Council voted 6-4 Monday night to repeal its controversial crosswalk ordinance.&nbsp; The rule requires drivers to stop if a pedestrian is waiting on the curb to enter a crosswalk.</p><p>But it looks like the rule won't change.</p><p>The Mayor of Ann Arbor, John Hieftje, says he will veto the repeal before it has a chance to take effect.</p><p>He thinks the current law makes things safer for pedestrians.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 22:14:52 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 15523 at http://michiganradio.org Mayor to veto repeal of Ann Arbor's crosswalk law Ann Arbor's controversial crosswalk law could be repealed http://michiganradio.org/post/ann-arbors-controversial-crosswalk-law-could-be-repealed <p>The Ann Arbor City Council will vote tonight on whether to repeal the city's crosswalk ordinance.</p><p>State law requires cars to stop only after pedestrians have entered a crosswalk.</p><p>But the Ann Arbor ordinance also requires cars to stop for pedestrians who are waiting on the curb.</p><p>Councilman Stephen Kunselman (D-Ward 3) said the local ordinance creates unsafe conditions.</p><p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 19:58:52 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 15334 at http://michiganradio.org Ann Arbor's controversial crosswalk law could be repealed