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A. It is unlawful for any pedestrian to stop or remain in the portion of any roadway designed for vehicular use or in a painted or raised traffic island or median that is adjacent to any road on which the maximum speed limit is thirty-five (35) miles per hour or higher and which said traffic island or median is not specifically designated for use by pedestrians except to wait to cross the roadway at the next pedestrian signal or, in the absence of a pedestrian signal, when traffic has cleared or yielded.

B. The provisions of this section shall not apply to persons occupying a median or roadway while conducting activities related to maintenance, surveying, construction, landscape maintenance, landscape improvements, or other similar activity necessary for the safe and efficient operation of Town streets; provided, that all such operations must be conducted only upon approval of the Public Works Director or designee, and upon such conditions as the Public Works Director shall require, such as adjacent lane closures, use of appropriate safety vests or gear, and/or other safety precautions designed to ensure the safety of motorists and those temporarily occupying the median for these purposes.

C. The provisions of this section shall not apply to emergency personnel occupying a median or roadway in response to an accident, safety hazard, or other emergency situation. Emergency personnel temporarily occupying a median or roadway for these purposes should take adequate precautions to help ensure proper notification of the emergency situation if feasible and to provide such safety measures as are appropriate and reasonably available in light of the emergency situation presented.

D. Nothing in this section shall prohibit the lawful exercise of established rights under the United States or Arizona Constitutions. (23-11, Added, 08/22/2023; 19-10, Amended, 08/13/2019; 18-06, Amended, 04/17/2018; 12-02, Amended, 03/01/2012; 98-08, Added, 02/19/1998)