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Pedestrian Crossovers

Pedestrian crossover at St. Paul Street and Garden Park

Pedestrian crossover type 3 with flashing lights and overhead signsA pedestrian crossover is a type of crossing that requires vehicles to stop and allow pedestrians to cross the road.

Pedestrian crossovers have specific pavement markings and crossing signs that make them easy to identify.

The city's only pedestrian crossover is located at the intersection of St. Paul Street and Garden Park, in front of the entrance to the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre.


Right of way

  • Pedestrians have the right of way at pedestrian crossovers.
  • Drivers and cyclists must stop behind the yield line and wait until the pedestrian completely crosses the road before proceeding.
  • All road users must obey pedestrian crossover rules at all times of the day and night.

Responsibilities of Drivers

  1. Be prepared to stop for pedestrians
  2. Stop behind the yield line
  3. Make eye contact so the pedestrian sees you
  4. Wait until pedestrian completely crosses road before proceeding
  5. Drive with caution when the road is clear.
  • Note: Do not pass any other vehicle within 30 metres before a pedestrian crossover.

Responsibilities of Pedestrians

  1. Press the button at the pedestrian crossover to activate the flashing lights.
  2. Do not cross until the lights are flashing
  3. Wait for traffic to stop (both cars and bicycles)
  4. Make eye contact to ensure driver(s) see you
  5. Cross when traffic has come to a complete stop and you feel it's safe.

Responsibilities of Cyclists

When riding on the road with traffic 

  • You must follow the same rules as drivers

When crossing the street using the pedestrian crossover

  • You must follow the same rules as pedestrians
  • Dismount and walk your bike across the pedestrian crossover. Do not ride your bike across the crossing.


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