New Pedestrian Crossovers

posted Jun 16, 2016, 7:30 AM by Wanda Symes
On May 24th, the City of Ottawa began an education and awareness campaign to highlight the new Pedestrian Crossovers.


Pedestrian Crossovers are identified by specific signs and pavement markings; vehicles (including cyclists) must yield to pedestrians at these locations.  Please view the Pedestrian Crossover Poster illustration. Additional information such as what they are, how they work, and where they are located can be found on 


The installation of the new Pedestrian Crossovers requires a significant change in travel behaviour for all road users to ensure a safe road environment for pedestrians at these crossings. Drivers/Cyclists will be fined $150 to $500 with 3 demerit points for offences at Pedestrian Crossovers.  Enforcement of offences at Pedestrian Crossovers will begin as soon as they are unveiled.