Oxford County recently installed new pedestrian crossovers to improve the safety of pedestrians, cyclists and motorists on roadways and is encouraging people to ‘know their roles.’
One of those crossovers was installed on Tillson Avenue at Fourth Street in Tillsonburg. Other crossovers were installed in Drumbo, Innerkip, Ingersoll and Thamesford.
A pedestrian crossover is a designated crossing area – with flashing lights – that allows pedestrians to cross the road safely. Drivers and cyclists must yield to pedestrians when the pedestrian crossover is activated. Pedestrian crossovers are identified by specific signs, pavement markings, pedestrian push buttons, and lights.
Tillsonburg Coun. Chrissy Rosehart, who owns Chrissy’s Corner Store, a block-and-a-half south of the town’s newest crossover on Tillson Avenue, said there were some safety concerns in the first few weeks, and is urging people – pedestrians and drivers – to learn the crossover rules.