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If there are walk signals in both directions, I cross intersections diagonally, but the comment thread for a story in the New Haven Independent (http://bit.ly/fOQNP4) says this might be illegal. Commenter William Kurtz posted this statute:

Sec. 14-300b. . . .

(b) No pedestrian shall cross a roadway intersection diagonally unless authorized by a pedestrian-control signal or police officer. When authorized by a pedestrian-control signal or police officer to cross an intersection diagonally each pedestrian shall cross only in accordance with such signals or as directed by such police officer. No pedestrian shall cross a roadway between adjacent intersections at which traffic or pedestrian-control signals are in operation except within a marked crosswalk.

What does it mean to be "authorized by a pedestrian-control signal?" Could we please get an authoritative answer from the Department of Traffic, Transportation, and Parking?

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