WAYNESBORO, PA. -- New regulations placing responsibility on pedestrians in the Borough of Waynesboro took a significant step toward being enacted on Wednesday.
The Waynesboro Borough Council agreed to advertise a new crosswalk ordinance that would prohibit pedestrians from crossing the street without using a crosswalk or intersection with traffic signals in the Town Center District. That zoning district includes the core of downtown from North Street to Second Street.
The council will consider the ordinance for adoption at its next meeting on May 5.
Council members questioned how the ordinance would affect the rest of the borough. Borough Engineer Kevin Grubbs said he plans to address that further with the council at its next meeting.
"We want pedestrians to use the crosswalks that are available," Grubbs said. "If they choose not to use a crosswalk, that's their decision. If a police officer wants to cite that person, he can."