What is a pedestrian crossover?
A pedestrian crossover is a type of road crossing where drivers and cyclists must stop for a pedestrian wanting to cross the road. By law, drivers and cyclists must stop and yield to pedestrians wanting to cross the road and wait for them to completely reach the other side before driving through the crossover. It is the responsibility of both drivers and pedestrians to understand and follow the rules of the road. Read the info sheet for more information and crossing instructions.
How is a crossover different than a crosswalk?
Crossovers are different than crosswalks. Crosswalks are most often located at an intersection with traffic signals, pedestrian signals or stop signs. Crossovers are a designated pedestrian crossing in the roadway, usually not at an intersection.
What does a crossover look like?
The new crossovers in Haldimand County share these key elements:
- Signage saying “Stop for Pedestrians,” which may also have flashing lights when the button is pushed
- Ladder-style pavement markings in the crossover area
- Triangle yield lines (i.e. shark’s teeth) on each approach, to indicate where drivers and cyclists need to stop
- Pedestrian Crossovers in higher traffic areas may also have arms with additional signage on them