Thursday, March 16, 2017 - for immediate release

New pedestrian crossover on Navy Street

Be prepared to stop for pedestrians

Residents and visitors will now see a new pedestrian crossover device at Navy and Church (in front of Centennial Square in Downtown Oakville). This is the first of several crossovers that will be installed across town this year.

It is important that everyone understands the rules around the new pedestrian crossovers.

What is a pedestrian crossover?

  • A pedestrian crossover is a new type of crossing where drivers and cyclists 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 have specific pavement markings and crossing signs.
  • There are three types of crossovers. The crossover at Navy and Church has poles, flashing beacons above the signs and pedestrian push buttons.
  • Unlike pedestrian crosswalks at traffic signal locations, at a crossover, drivers and cyclists must stop behind the yield line and wait until the pedestrian completely crosses the road before proceeding.

Drivers

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

Cyclists

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

Pedestrians

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

All road users must obey pedestrian crossover rules, and laws are in effect at all times.

For more details visit our Pedestrian Crossovers page.


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