Pedestrian 'crossovers' to be made permanent

By CBC News Ottawa, June 5, 2019

Some 140 pedestrian "crossovers" installed as a pilot project will now become permanent features on Ottawa's streets, the city's transportation committee decided Wednesday.

A crossover is a pedestrian crossing where signs — and in many cases, overhead flashing yellow lights — alert drivers to come to a stop when pedestrians are waiting to cross.

A crosswalk, on the other hand, is used at traffic lights and stop signs. At traffic lights, crosswalks often have lights with a white walking symbol indicating that it's safe to walk, and a flashing orange hand when it's time to get to the other side.

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