Anatomy of an Advanced Crossover

Found on: Larger connecting roadways with higher traffic volumes.

Pedestrians

How to cross? Push the red push button. When lights begin to flash, wait for traffic to stop, then cross. Traffic MUST stop for you.

Drivers (Including Cyclists)

Do you see a person and flashing amber lights at the crossover? All vehicles MUST stop at shark teeth until person is completely off the road.

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Ladder markings road crossing

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Stop at shark teeth

  1. “Stop for Pedestrians” signs tell you that you are at a designated pedestrian crossover.
  2. “Audible Push-button and Flashing Lights”. When you want to cross the road, simply press the push button. The audible sound and flashing lights indicate to vehicles that they must stop and allow you to cross the road.
  3. “Curb Drop and Tactile Plate”. Each crossover is designed to be fully-accessible and have curbs and tactile plates to indicate a crossing
  4. “Ladder Crossing” shows you where pedestrians are designated to cross the road.  It is illegal for vehicles to start driving before you have completely exited the roadway.
  5. “Shark Teeth” is where vehicles must stop when you indicate that you wish to cross the road and have given drivers enough time to stop for you.
  1. “Pedestrian Crossover Ahead” signs indicate that you’re approaching a pedestrian crossover. Look for pedestrians waiting to cross.”
  2. “No Passing” signs are found 30m from a crossover. If vehicles are stopped, it is illegal to pass them
  3. “Stop for Pedestrians” signs require you to stop. At an advanced crossover, there will be flashing lights and an overhead sign.  Look for the flashing lights and people waiting at the signs. If someone is waiting, stop at the shark teeth.
  4. “Shark Teeth” tell you where you must stop at a pedestrian crossover.  If someone is waiting at the ‘Stop for Pedestrians’ signs, you must stop for them.
  5. “Ladder Crossings” show you where pedestrians will use the crossover. Wait until the pedestrian has left the roadway before moving again.

Stop for Pedestrians Sign

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Pedestrians Sign
Audible Push-button
Flashing Lights

Curb drop and tactile plate

Ladder Crossing

Shark Teeth

Pedestrian Crossover Ahead

No Passing

Know the signs of an Advanced Crossover

If you see any of these signs, you are approaching a pedestrian crossover. Watch for them.

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Pedestrian Crossover Ahead signs are 20m to 100m from the crossing.

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No Passing signs are located 30m from the crossover.

Stop for Pedestrians signs are located at all crossovers.

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