City installs pedestrian crossover at Christina St. entrance to Canatara Park

Special signals designed to make it easier/safer for pedestrians

A new pedestrian crossover (PXO) at the entrance to Canatara Park at the intersection of Christina St. N. and Cathcart should make it safer for those crossing in time for Canada Day celebrations.

A pedestrian crossover is different from a crosswalk in that it is identified by specific signs, pavement markings and lights; some have illuminated overhead lights/warning signs and pedestrian push buttons.

“In time for Canada Day festivities, the new PXO provides a safe location for pedestrians to access Canatara Park,” said Mike Berkvens, director of engineering for the City of Sarnia. “Staff have included additional lights at this PXO for extra visibility due to its location at an intersection and multi-turning lane road.”

Directions for pedestrians:

Push the button to activate the flashing lights, make sure the driver can see you and has come to a complete stop before you begin to cross.

Directions for drivers:

You MUST stop and yield to pedestrians intending to cross and wait for them to completely cross the intersection before proceeding.

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