News Type Edit block Bloomington Briefing Published monthly, the award-winning Bloomington Briefing is mailed to all single-family households and businesses. Select a briefing Free ballet class In the gallery: “The Visual Voice of Autism” Omar Bonderud Award nominations Send in your veteran photos EXPERIENCE STEAM at Mall of America Bloomington Yesterday: Twins’ territory at Mall of America Happy birthday, Mall of America!: Celebrating 30 years in Bloomington Discover ice skating: Sign up for Skate School Sing with Angelica Cantanti Youth Choirs this fall Creekside’s Country Music Jam Final days for Midweek Music and Market Rediscover the past: River Rendezvous Help plan local parks Cops and Cones Book ‘Em is back: Fighting crime with books Public Health supports healthy beginnings City adds full-time firefighters Sign up for emergency alerts Xcel Energy smart meters Celebrate Penn Lake Earth Action Heroes: Native planting champions Budget planning underway for 2023 City selects next community outreach and engagement manager Council updates food truck ordinance Involving community in City projects Homestead applications no longer processed at the City Absentee and early voting available now Join the City’s second annual Pride celebration Attend a town hall forum Expo 2027 update Mayor’s memo: A new City office furthers inclusion, equity and belonging Council adopts earned sick and safe leave ordinance Sun, fun and fireworks Rent space at Creekside Seeking nominations for Parks Award of Excellence Stay cool on ice skates at BIG Celebrate your birthday at BIG Midweek Music and Market kicks off Buyer Beware: Avoid water treatment scams Take steps to prevent catalytic converter theft #BFD75 History: The Fire Department’s softball tournament Get into organics recycling Be cautious around algae Water in the urban ecosystem Earth Action Heroes: Organics recycling poster contest winners Budget planning underway for 2023 Be safe while using fireworks How to contact the City Redistricting: Check your polling place What is a City Council listening session? Learn more about Just Deeds at an event in Bryant Park Mayor’s memo: Inclusion and belonging in Bloomington New Fire Station 4 construction underway National Night Out registration is open Pride fest call for vendors Free artist workbooks for Bloomington artists Recreational fire safety Does your property have a discriminatory covenant? Planning for City park improvements Scoop the poop to protect water quality Absentee and early voting begin June 24 Redistricting: Check your polling place Become a leader in your community City Council adopts Bloomington. Tomorrow. Together. strategic plan Outdoor Farmers Market coming soon Sign up now for Summer Arts Camp Bloomington Chorale presents “Everything’s Coming Up Roses” Bloomington Chorale announces new director Medalist Concert Band presents “International Passport” Art exhibit: “What Will the Neighbors Think?” Artistry Presents “Memphis” Bloomington Elementary Schools Art Show Garden tool swap and compost giveaway Creekside plant exchange Sign up for yard waste service Nine Mile Creek Watershed District offers habitat restoration grant Earth Action Hero: GreenCorps member Jane Peuser Protect yourself from phone scams Join Bloomington Police for an open house Bloomington yesterday: Garden clubs “blooming” Recognizing and remembering police Fire and Police celebrate National EMS Week One Bloomington: Strategic plan accomplishments Know the code: Parking ordinances Building and Inspections: Time-of-sale inspection Q&A Why is the City proposing a local sales tax? Potential code amendments for accessory dwellings Mayor’s memo: Hope on the horizon Council considering earned sick and safe leave ordinance Kites and Bites is back What can be included in curbside organics recycling Community partners: Care and connection during the pandemic Bloomington Fire Department 75th Anniversary: The importance of fire training Bloomington Yesterday: A look back at Girl Scouts Honoring 911 dispatchers Bloomington Police adds four hybrid vehicles to its fleet Meet the new assistant golf course manager NOTEable Singers present: “What Happens When a Woman…” New Glee Choir Summer program registration is open Golf season tees up Attend a virtual organics workshop Curbside organics recycling service has begun What’s inside your local pond Earth Action Hero: Q & A with sustainability commissioners In memoriam: Jon Oleson City of Bloomington welcomes its next police chief Bloomington’s historic cemetery Veterans memorial project progresses At your service: Rebecca Ames Council seeks authority to ask voters for Bloomington sales tax Mayor’s memo Celebrating Bloomington’s volunteers Draft strategic plan to be reviewed by City Council this month A year in review: Housing and Redevelopment Authority Make this summer an experience to remember Night at the Museum: BIG’s Annual Ice Show See “Swan Lake” ballet Bloomington Fire Department 75th Anniversary: Women in Fire City recognized for public engagement in budget planning Interim Police Chief Michael Hartley retires Time-of-sale energy disclosure ordinance takes effect next month Curbside organics recycling now in Bloomington Property valuation notices on the way Mayor’s memo: City Council discussing sick and safe leave A funding source to improve valued City facilities Plant a tree and build the urban canopy 2022 Curbside Cleanup Discover local trails all year long Resources to help you quit smoking Have fun with Soccer Shots Plan your Parks and Rec summer Luminary Night Hike Art of the Grain exhibit features wood artists City jobs for 2022 summer season Keep ice and snow out of storm drains Grants available for eco-friendly garden and landscape projects Earth Action Hero: Kennedy Green Club Home Improvement Fair canceled 2022 Pioneers and changemakers Curbside organics recycling debuts next month Extra cheers for second annual Santa Cop Bloomington Fire Department 75th anniversary: Fire trucks then and now Understanding your property tax statement Mayor’s memo: Energy disclosure ordinances will help City reach sustainability goals Community members, Council and City staff draft strategic plan South Loop songbird comes in for a landing Celebrating Bloomington Fire Department’s 75th anniversary Donaldson recognized for support of veterans and military families Did you know? At your service: The heroes of winter Street safety improvements Bloomington yesterday: Remembering school lunches Register for Artistry winter programs “Snow” much fun at Winter Fete Cultural Arts Support grant program calls for applicants Kalopsia bench installed in South Loop Visit the art galleries this month Get active at Creekside Hidden gem: Running Park Book a park shelter Plan your Parks and Rec summer Check out the Indoor Farmers Market Christmas tree pickup Win $100 in an organics poster contest Curbside organics recycling service coming in March Earth Action Hero: City of Bloomington water resources City selects new assistant public health administrator Council approves 2022 tax levy What’s developing: Orange Line Bus Rapid Transit Jack Baloga bids farewell to Council Mayor’s memo Street renamed to honor former Mayor Winstead Bloomington. Tomorrow. Together. Snow safety 101 Call for art! Shop Gifts in the Gallery Dwan Golf Course open house summary Holiday shows at Bloomington Center for the Arts BIG Skate School BIG ice skating shows Winter Fete returns 2021-2022 Outdoor skating rinks and warming houses Had close contact with someone with COVID-19? Holiday shopping safety tips Space heater safety guide Fire Department open houses a success Tips for extra recycling Recycle your Christmas tree Council to vote on final 2022 budget Oasis for Youth receives Omar Bonderud Award Bloomington passes two energy-disclosure ordinances I-35W bridge complete Just Deeds project progresses in Bloomington Residents gather to envision Bloomington’s future Mayor’s memo: Ranked choice voting debuts in Bloomington Election results are in You can click on the Bloomington Briefing link to get a list of all items. Contact Information Contact Information Parks and Recreation Department 952-563-8877 Email staff Share This Article Title Pedestrian safety tips Authored on Bloomington Briefing Published May 3, 2021 Changed Updated on April 8, 2022 Widgets With weather warming up, more pedestrians will be out on local sidewalks and roadways. Please keep these safety tips in mind. When walking: Always walk on the sidewalk; if there is no sidewalk, walk facing traffic. Look across all lanes for moving vehicles before proceeding. When possible cross in a well-lit area at night. Stand clear of buses, hedges, parked cars or other obstacles before crossing. Obey pedestrian and traffic-control signals at all intersections that have them. Do not enter a crosswalk if a vehicle is approaching and it is impossible for the driver to stop. Use common sense. When driving: Drivers must stop for crossing pedestrians at marked crosswalks and at all intersections without crosswalks or stop lights. Scan the road and sides of the road ahead for pedestrians. Before making a turn or backing up, look in all directions for pedestrians. Obey speed limits and traffic signals, and avoid distracted or aggressive driving. Never pass or drive around a vehicle that is stopped for pedestrians. Vehicles stopped for pedestrians can proceed once the pedestrian has completely crossed the lane in front of the stopped vehicle. For additional pedestrian safety tips, visit blm.mn/walksafe or call 952-563-4900.