Could you identify all the crosswalks in your neighbourhood?
Here’s a hint: They’re not necessarily marked with paint.
While many crosswalks are marked (particularly at
intersections with traffic lights and signalized crossings), most of the city’s
crosswalks are actually unmarked. Under the Motor Vehicle Act, there is a
crosswalk at every street intersection and motorists are obligated to yield to
pedestrians indicating they want to cross.
Pedestrians should watch for marked crosswalks at
intersections – for safety reasons at some signalized intersections, certain
crosswalks are preferred and only those crossings are marked. For example, only
two of the three legs at the intersection of Church Avenue, Main Street West
and Manawagonish Road are marked and signalized to allow the left turn from
Church Avenue to Main Street West happen during the pedestrian crossing. This
makes for a more efficient traffic movement, and for a safer crossing for
more information, visit saintjohn.ca/traffic or call Municipal Operations at