New pedestrian crossovers are being installed throughout the reconstruction of Main Street through the 'Making Over Main Street' project. Pedestrian crossovers are new additions to the City. Please see the information below to make sure you are aware of the responsibilities of pedestrians, cyclists and drivers.
Pedestrian crossings help you get from one side of the road to the other. There are many types of crossings in the City, each type has different levels of responsibility for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers. Crosswalks, crossovers and school crossings all have distinct requirements.
Crosswalks are usually a part of a road at an intersection. These are indicated with stop signs, traffic signals and pedestrian signals. Drivers and cyclists must wait until pedestrians have cleared a portion of the roadway before proceeding, except when a crossing guard is present. Drivers must wait until the pedestrians and crossing guard have cleared the entire roadway before proceeding for school crossings.
A crossover is indicated by pavement markings, signs and sometimes pedestrian push buttons & overhead lights. Drivers and cyclists must wait for pedestrians to cross the entire roadway at pedestrian crossovers before proceeding.
Drivers & Cyclists:
*Fines are doubled in Community Safety Zones. These areas are clearly marked with signs.*
You can find additional information here: https://www.ontario.ca/page/driving-near-pedestrian-crossovers-and-school-crossings
Where a school-crossing guard displays a red and white stop sign, you must stop before reaching the crossing and remain stopped until all pedestrians, including the school crossing guard, have cleared the entire roadway and it is safe to proceed.