Safety Tips for Pedestrians
There are no fences or barriers between you and the streetcar, so be sure to always be aware of your surroundings and avoid distractions. Stay streetcar safe by following these tips when you’re walking, skating or wheeling through streetcar zones:
Don’t walk, run or play along the streetcar tracks. Wait until traffic has stopped before crossing.
Remove headphones or reduce the volume so you can hear the streetcar’s bells and warning horns.
Always look both ways. Never cross in front of a moving streetcar – they can’t stop quickly. A streetcar traveling 20 miles per hour takes almost 60 feet to stop.
Cross the track at a 90-degree angle with assisted mobility devices, skateboards and strollers.
Stay clear of the Overhead Contact System (OCS) wires, poles and power substations. Never touch a downed wire or anything contacting it.