Pedestrian Crossovers

Pedestrian crossovers are a new way for pedestrians to cross the road where there are no traffic lights or stop signs or where there are long distances between them. The City of Greater Sudbury currently has 45 pedestrian crossovers throughout the community.

There are four different types of pedestrian crossovers, which can be identified by “Stop for Pedestrians” signs, pavement markings and lights or overhead lights/warning signs and pedestrian push buttons.  

Pedestrian Crossover Rules

  • You must stop for pedestrians if you see a “Stop for Pedestrians” sign
  • You must remain stopped until pedestrians have stepped onto the opposite sidewalk.
  • Avoid passing other vehicles within 30 metres of a pedestrian crossover.
  • Proceed with caution and watch for pedestrians.
  • All traffic, including bicycles, must yield to pedestrians.

Fines for Pedestrian Crossover Infractions

  • Cyclists can be fined $85 for failing to dismount and walk their bicycle at a pedestrian crossover.
  • Pedestrians can be fined $35 for moving into the path of a vehicle that is so close that it is impossible for the motorist to stop safely.
  • Drivers and cyclists can be fined from $150 to $500 and three demerit points for failing to yield to pedestrians at pedestrian crossovers.

Pedestrian Crossover Reports

(Animation courtesy of the City of Ottawa)