WALKERS - FOLLOW THE CALIFORNIA VEHICLE CODE
Be safe. Read the Rules.
There are no road closures, traffic control or aid stations. Obey the California Vehicle
||Cross roads only in crosswalks or at intersections.
||Stop at red lights.
||Do not walk in a bicycle lane when a sidewalk is adjacent.
Be alert. Do not take risks. Cross intersections with caution and allow approaching
vehicles to pass. Walk on the RIGHT side of the road with traffic except on Leg 18. Wear reflective vests
when out of the van. When spectating, do not force walkers onto the road by obstructing the shoulder. Write
medical history on the backs of bibs to expedite the delivery of emergency care.
From sunset to sunrise, wear reflective vests and carry lighted
flashlights. Participants may walk with escorts, phones and/or pepper spray.
DO NOT BRING: Alcohol, bicycles, children, headphones, pets.
DRIVERS - FOLLOW TRAFFIC LAWS
Vehicles may not trail walkers but must drive ahead to the Exchange to ready the next walker. Park off the road.
Do not block traffic or private drives. Do not force walkers onto the road by obstructing the
shoulder. Do not drive on vegetation to avoid starting a fire.
To reduce congestion, only one team vehicle (Active Van) may park in Exchanges. Active and
Resting Vans may park in Van Exchanges (18, 24, 30). Do not stop within 500 feet BEFORE Exchanges. Park beyond
Exchanges before exiting vehicles. Vans may carry supplies because there are no aid stations.
PEDESTRIANS' RIGHTS AND DUTIES
(Excerpted from the California Vehicle Code)
RIGHT-OF-WAY AT CROSSWALKS
21950. (a) The driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way
to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within any marked crosswalk or
within any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection, except as otherwise
provided in this chapter. (b) The provisions of this section shall not
relieve a pedestrian from the duty of using due care for his or her
safety. No pedestrian shall suddenly leave a curb or other place of
safety and walk or run in the path of a vehicle which is so close as
to constitute an immediate hazard. No pedestrian shall unnecessarily
stop or delay traffic while in a marked or unmarked crosswalk. (c) The
provisions of subdivision (b) shall not relieve a driver of a vehicle
from the duty of exercising due care for the safety of any pedestrian
within any marked crosswalk or within any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection.
VEHICLES STOPPED FOR PEDESTRIANS
21951. Whenever any vehicle has stopped at a marked crosswalk
or at any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection to permit a pedestrian
to cross the roadway, the driver of any other vehicle approaching from
the rear shall not overtake and pass the stopped vehicle.
RIGHT-OF-WAY ON SIDEWALK
21952. The driver of any motor vehicle, prior to driving over
or upon any sidewalk, shall yield the right-of-way to any pedestrian
PEDESTRIANS OUTSIDE CROSSWALKS
21954. (a) Every pedestrian upon a roadway at any point other
than within a marked crosswalk or within an unmarked crosswalk at an
intersection shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles upon the roadway
so near as to constitute an immediate hazard. (b) The provision of this
section shall not relieve the driver of a vehicle from the duty to exercise
due care for the safety of any pedestrian upon a roadway.
CROSSING BETWEEN INTERSECTIONS
21955. Between adjacent intersections controlled by traffic control
signal devices or by police officers, pedestrians shall not cross the
roadway at any place except in a crosswalk.
PEDESTRIAN IN BICYCLE LANE
21966. No pedestrian shall proceed along a bicycle path or lane
where there is an adjacent adequate pedestrian facility.