What is the difference between a crossover and a crosswalk?
Crosswalks sometimes have "ladder" style stripes that mark the crossing area. Crosswalks are found at regular traffic signals, stop signs, school crossings or other intersection. Motorists do not have to wait for pedestrians to cross the full width before driving. In comparison, crossovers always have "ladder" style stripes that mark the crossing area, always have roadside signage that says "Stop for Pedestrians" and always have pavement markings to show where cars and/or cyclists must stop. Crossovers sometimes have lights or overhead signage. Motorists must wait for pedestrians to cross the full width of the road before driving through crossovers.
Why do the current crossovers in North Perth need to be upgraded?
Some of the crossovers recommended in the review are close to sets of traffic lights. Why is this?
Crossovers are justified even if they are close to traffic lights if they meet the requirements on the number of pedestrians using them. The crossings in the review met this standard. The Engineer recommended that the crossovers stay in these locations for this reason. The Municipality will be approaching the Ministry of Transportation for their approval of these locations as well.