The Revised Code of Washington
Washington State Pedestrian Laws
Correct as of Spring 2008. Use full text weblinks to confirm current status.
state laws related to pedestrians which are useful for bicyclists to know
RCW 46.04.590 Pedestrians are traffic. full text of 46.04.590
RCW 46.61.060 Do not enter the intersection when signal is steady or flashing DON'T WALK. full text of 46.61.060
RCW 46.61.126 Bicycles & Pedestrians must follow traffic laws full text of 46.61.126
RCW 46.61.220 Car must stop for transit vehicle entering traffic. full text of 46.61.220
RCW 46.61.230 Pedestrians must obey traffic lights. full text of 46.61.230
RCW 46.61.235 Car must stop if pedestrian or bike starts crossing at intersection (with or w/o crosswalk) full text of 46.61.235
RCW 46.61.240 Can cross mid block if no cars are present. full text of 46.61.240
RCW 46.61.240 If there are traffic lights on the street, must use marked crosswalk. full text of 46.61.240
RCW 46.61.250 If there is no sidewalk, must walk facing traffic. full text of 46.61.250
RCW 46.61.250 Pedestrian can not walk on the road if a sidewalk exists. full text of 46.61.250
RCW 46.61.261 Vehicles must yield any pedestrian or bicycle on a sidewalk.  full text of 46.61.261
RCW 47.04.160 A crosswalk is ANY intersection, marked or not. full text of 46.04.160
RCW 47.04.365 Car must stop before sidewalk when leaving garage, driveway or alley. full text of 46.61.365
RCW 47.04.365 Pedestrians have right of way over cars crossing sidewalk from garage, driveway or alley. full text of 46.61.365