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 designated pedestrian crossings in the roadway, usually not at an intersection.
What does a crossover look like?
The new crossovers in Norfolk 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
How to cross at a Pedestrian Crossover