Crosswalks – The Rule

Did you know that, under certain circumstances, vehicles must yield the right of way to a pedestrian in a crosswalk!

The law states that when traffic-control signals are not in place or not in operation, the driver of a vehicle shall yield the right of way, slowing down or stop for a pedestrian crossing the roadway within a crosswalk.   However, no pedestrian shall suddenly leave a curb or other place of safety and walk or run into the path of a vehicle which is so close that it is impractical for the driver to yield!

A good rule of thumb is, while driving and approaching any crosswalk, if the crosswalk is occupied, meaning a pedestrian is actively crossing with-in the crosswalk, you should yield to that pedestrian.

The Village of North Syracuse has several crosswalks, which are not controlled by signals, so motorist should yield to pedestrians who are crossing the road with-in those designated crosswalks.

Have a safe winter!


Day Time Line Dancing Instruction available on Wednesdays in October 10:30am-noon at the Community Center. See the calendar or call the Parks Office at 458-8050 for more info.

North Syracuse residents over the age of 25 are invited to participate in an Adult Pick-Up Basketball Program every Monday night (when school is in session) 9/21/15 - 5/16/16 at Allen Road School Gym. This drop-in program is held from 6:30-9pm for $5/night.

Yoga classes are held on Wednesdays at 4pm & 5:30 pm at the Community Center. Register through the Parks Office.

The North Syracuse Community Singers is accepting new Members. The group rehearses on Tuesdays at 6:30pm at the Community Center throughout the school year. For more info contact the Parks Office.

Upcoming Events
  • October 14, 2015 – Day Time Line Dancing
    10:30 am, Recreation
  • October 14, 2015 – Yoga Classes
    4:00 pm, Recreation
  • October 15, 2015 – Apple Picking. Lunch & Wine Tasting Bus Trip
    9:15 am, Recreation
  • October 19, 2015 – Adult Basketball Program
    6:30 pm, Basketball
  • October 21, 2015 – Day Time Line Dancing
    10:30 am, Recreation
Local Weather
Friday 10/09 100%
Rain. High 63F. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall near a quarter of an inch.
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Saturday 10/10 0%
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Partly cloudy skies. High 57F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.
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Sunday 10/11 0%
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Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High near 70F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph.