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Pedestrian Crossover

Pedestrian Crossover

A pedestrian crossover is a type of crossing where Pedestrian crossovers are identified by clear signs and road markings.drivers and cyclists are required to stop for pedestrians intending to cross the road. Drivers and cyclists must allow pedestrians to cross the full width of the road before proceeding.

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

Pedestrian crossovers are often found at a stretch of roadway where there is no intersection. They allow people to cross the road safely without jaywalking. Unlike intersections with traffic lights or stop signs where it is safe to proceed once the pedestrian is clear of your vehicle, at pedestrian crossovers, it is the law to wait until pedestrians have completely crossed to the other side before proceeding.

Examples of a pedestrian crossover: Normandy at the Cenotaph Park, Reaume at Malden and Matchette at Golfview. There are about three dozen of these crossings in LaSalle.

Here are some guidelines:     

     Drivers Guidelines       Pedestrian Guidelines      Cyclist Guidelines

Drivers

Pedestrians

Cyclists

  • Look for the signs and slow down. Be prepared to stop for pedestrians waiting to cross the road.

  • Drivers need to stop at the "sharks tooth markings" which comprises the yield line. You do not need to stop if you can see there is no-one waiting to cross.

  • Make eye contact to ensure pedestrian sees you.

  • Wait until pedestrian completely crosses road before proceeding.

  • Hold your hand out in front of you indicating you are waiting to cross.

  • Look both ways and wait for  traffic to stop.

  • Make eye contact to ensure driver sees you before you step onto the road.

  • When crossing, follow rules for pedestrians; dismount and walk your bike.

  • When riding with traffic, follow rules for drivers.

Pedestrian Crosswalk

Pedestrian Crosswalk

A crosswalk is a crossing location usually found at intersections with traffic signals, pedestrian signals or stop signs. A crosswalk can be:

  • the portion of a roadway that connects sidewalks on opposite sides of the roadway into a continuous path; or,
  • the portion of a roadway that is indicated for pedestrian crossing by signs, lines or other markings on the surface of the roadway at any location, including an intersection.

 

School CrossingSchool Crossing

A school crossing is any pedestrian crossing where a school crossing guard is present and displaying a school crossing stop sign. Drivers and cyclists must yield the whole roadway at school crossings and other locations where there is a crossing guard. Only when pedestrians and school crossing guards have crossed and are safely on the sidewalk can drivers and cyclists proceed.