Courtesy of the City of Oakville:

Pedestrian Crossovers

A pedestrian crossover is a new type of crossing where drivers and cyclist are required to stop for pedestrians intending to cross the road. Drivers and cyclists must allow the pedestrian to cross the full width of the road before proceeding.

Pedestrian crossovers are marked by signs and pavement markings. In some cases, but not always, they may also have pedestrian-activated flashing lights.

It is the responsibility of both drivers, cyclists and pedestrians to understand and follow the rules of the road.

Drivers:

  • Be prepared to stop for pedestrians
  • Stop behind the yield line
  • Make eye contact so pedestrian sees you
  • Wait until pedestrian completely crosses road before proceeding

Cyclists:

  • When riding with traffic, follow rules for drivers
  • When crossing, follow rules for pedestrians; dismount and walk your bike

Pedestrians:

  • Indicate intention to cross
  • Wait for traffic to stop
  • Make eye contact to ensure driver sees you

Pedestrian Crossover Classification

Level D

Image of Pedestrian Crossover level d.

  • Lines that mark the crossing area
  • Clear place for motorists and cyclists to stop
  • Roadside signs

Level C

Image of Pedestrian Crossover level C

  • Lines that mark the crossing area
  • Clear place for motorists and cyclists to stop
  • Roadside signs
  • Flashing lights

Level B

Image of Pedestrian Crossover level b.

  • Lines that mark the crossing area
  • Clear place for motorists and cyclists to stop
  • Roadside signs
  • Flashing lights
  • Overhead signs
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