East Thomas Street is a stairway both east and west of East Madison (the stairway in this view is hidden in the trees).
As you know, every intersection in Seattle has crosswalks, whether marked with paint or not. People are allowed to walk across the street at intersections, and people driving cars are required to stop for people walking. I've often wondered whether this intersection of a busy arterial and a walking path also creates a crosswalk.
Is this a real intersection with an unmarked crosswalk? The sign attached to the bottom of the pole suggests that some people might think so. But it directs people NOT to cross here: "Use Crosswalk." The arrow points up Madison to this intersection:
As we know, there are crosswalks here. They are all unmarked, and people who drive cars on Madison ignore them, but there are crosswalks here.