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Town installs first pedestrian crossover

Sep 1, 2017 | Public Works | General | Public Notice

The Town of Orangeville just officially opened its first new pedestrian crossover (PXO) on Alder Street, in front of Westside Secondary School.

A PXO is a type of crosswalk that provides a controlled street crossing in which pedestrians have the right of way.

Under a new Ontario law, when a pedestrian is crossing at a PXO, drivers and cyclists must stop for the pedestrian and wait until the pedestrian has completely crossed the roadway before proceeding through the intersection.

How do you use pedestrian crossovers?

Pedestrians:

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

Cyclists:

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

Drivers:

  • Watch for pedestrians who are intending to cross the road
  • Be prepared to stop for pedestrians
  • Stop behind the shark teeth line
  • Make eye contact so pedestrian sees you
  • Wait until pedestrian completely crosses the entire width of the road before proceeding