Your Government Newsroom News Details
Menu

Newsroom

November 16, 2020
New pedestrian crossovers in Drumbo, Innerkip, Ingersoll, Tillsonburg and Thamesford

Oxford County encourages pedestrians, drivers and cyclists to know their role


Oxford County recently installed new pedestrian crossovers to improve the safety of pedestrians, cyclists and motorists on our roadways. The new pedestrian crossovers are in the following locations.

Drumbo

  • Oxford Street West at Henry Street
  • Oxford Street East at Mechanic Street

Innerkip

  • Blandford Street at Stratford Street and Young Street
  • Oxford Road 33 at Stonegate Road

Ingersoll

  • Bell Streeet and McKeand Street

Tillsonburg

  • Tillson Avenue at Fourth Street

Thamesford

  • Dundas Street West at George Street (Coming Soon)

A pedestrian crossover is a designated crossing area that allows pedestrians to cross the road safely. Drivers and cyclists must yield to pedestrians when the pedestrian crossover is activated. Pedestrian crossovers are easily identified by specific signs, pavement markings, pedestrian push buttons and lights.

Pedestrians have the right of way at pedestrian crossovers. Drivers and cyclists must stop behind the pavement markings and wait until pedestrians have completely crossed the road before proceeding.

Drivers, cyclists and pedestrians each must know their role and responsibilities when approaching a pedestrian crossover.

Responsibilities of Drivers

  • Be prepared to stop for pedestrians
  • Stop behind the pavement markings
  • Make eye contact to ensure pedestrians see you
  • Wait until pedestrians completely cross the road before proceeding
  • Do not pass another stopped vehicle at the pedestrian crossover

Responsibilities of Cyclists

  • When riding with traffic, follow the same rules as drivers
  • When crossing, follow the same rules as pedestrians; dismount and walk your bike across the pedestrian crossover

Responsibilities for Pedestrians

  • Push the pedestrian button to activate flashing lights
  • Indicate intention to cross
  • Wait for traffic to stop
  • Make eye contact with drivers/cyclists to ensure they see you

The penalty for drivers who endanger pedestrians increased on September 1, 2018, and includes higher fines and more demerit points for drivers who fail to yield at pedestrian crossovers. Drivers and cyclists not following the rules may face fines of up to $1,000, and drivers may incur four (4) demerit points.

 

Social media and online content

Twitter: Oxford County
Facebook: Oxford County
Instagram: OxfordCoutyCA
www.oxfordcounty.ca/newsroom
www.oxfordcounty.ca/speakup

 

About Oxford County

Located in the heart of southwestern Ontario at the crossroads of Highways 401 and 403, Oxford County has a population of approximately 121,000 people across eight area municipalities that are “growing stronger together.” As a partnership-oriented, two-tier municipal government, Oxford County is emerging as a leader in sustainable growth through the Future Oxford Community Sustainability Plan and County Council’s commitment to achieving 100% renewable energy, becoming a zero waste community and working towards zero poverty. Situated in one of Ontario’s richest areas for farmland, agriculture is a key industry that is driving innovation in sustainable industries and diversifying the local economy. Oxford County offers a thriving local arts, culture and culinary community, as well as conservation parks, natural areas and more than 100 kilometres of scenic trails. The Oxford County Administration Building is located in Woodstock, Ontario. Visit www.oxfordcounty.ca or follow our social media sites at www.oxfordcounty.ca/social. Oxford County’s Strategic Plan is at oxfordcounty.ca/strategicplan.

 

Contact

Donna Kemp | Strategic Communication & Engagement
519.539.9800, ext. 3158 | dkemp@oxfordcounty.ca


Oxford County is taking steps to support our community's response to COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) and measures taken by Southwestern Public Health. We are monitoring our operations daily to ensure we are taking the right actions to protect our residents, employees and visitors. Get updates at www.oxfordcounty.ca/COVID-19