The Town of Innisfil has several pedestrian crossovers for people to use when crossing a road. A pedestrian crossover:

  • Is a type of crossing that requires vehicles to stop and allow pedestrians to cross the road
  • Has specific pavement markings and crossing signs (e.g. illuminated overhead lights or warning signs and pedestrian push buttons

Pedestrians have the right of way at crossovers and crosswalks. Drivers and cyclists must stop behind the yield line and wait until the pedestrian completely crosses the road before proceeding. All road users must obey pedestrian crossover rules at all times.

Types of pedestrians crossovers

Some types of pedestrian crossovers in Innisfil are Level 2 Type B and Level 2 Type D.

Level 2 Type B

A Level 2 Type B crossover has regulatory and warning signs, flashing beacons and pavement markings. The system uses both the side mounted and over-head regulatory signs.

Pedestrian crosswalk with signage

Level 2 Type D

A Level 2 Type D crossover as regulatory and warning signs and pavement markings.

There are no flashing beacons.

Pedestrian crosswalk with signage

Using pedestrian crossovers

Watch this video from South Simcoe Police Service to learn how to safely use crossovers. 

Responsibilities of drivers

  • Be prepared to stop for pedestrians
  • Stop behind the yield line
  • Ensure the pedestrian sees you
  • Wait until pedestrian completely crosses road before proceeding

Responsibilities of pedestrians

  • Indicate intention to cross by pointing a finger in the direction you are walking and/or, use the pedestrian button where available
  • Wait for traffic to stop
  • Ensure driver sees you and that the vehicle has come to a complete stop before crossing

Responsibilities of cyclists

  • When riding with traffic, follow rules for drivers
  • When crossing, follow rules for pedestrians; dismount and walk your bike across you are legally required to dismount at a crosswalk/crossover

Fines and penalties

There are three offences related to parking a vehicle within or near a crossover or crosswalk as per our Parking By-law:

  • Within an intersection or crosswalk
  • Within 30 metres of the approach side of a crosswalk that is not located at an intersection
  • Within 15 metres of a departure side of a crosswalk that is not located at an intersection

The fines for all are $35 for voluntary payment (within 7 days) and $50 set fine (after 7 days). The Highway Traffic Act has additional penalties and fines. Review the Ministry of Transportation's Driver's Handbook for details.