As part of the 2018 Business Planning and Budget, Council approved the addition of the Pedestrian Crossover Pilot Project to evaluate this new traffic control device. Under this pilot program, Transportation and Works staff intend to implement pedestrian crossovers at five different locations throughout the City.
In order to select potential pedestrian crossover locations, staff reviewed more than 20 locations where additional pedestrian crossing assistance was requested by the public. The review of these locations included the level of pedestrian and vehicle traffic, the posted speed limit, the surrounding traffic control and the sight line visibility at the proposed crossing location.
In Ward 3, Winding Trail, a minor collector roadway with 1 lane in each direction and a posted speed limit of 50 km/h. was selected for this pilot project. The recorded pedestrian volume at the crossing is 265 based on an 8 hour count while the average daily traffic is 1030 vehicles. The proposed pedestrian crossover connects directly to Kennedy Park and is within the vicinity of Burnhamthorpe Public School. In addition, Traffic Safety Council recommended Winding Trail at the park pathway be reviewed for the implementation of a pedestrian crossover as a result of a site inspection completed on February 15, 2018.
A corporate report recommending the implementation of pedestrian crossovers at all the locations was presented to General Committee on June 13, 2018. If you wish to read the corporate report please click on the link below and note the report starts on page 153.