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Pedestrian Crossover (PXO)

 

The County of Essex is pleased to announce the opening of a new Pedestrian Crossover (PXO) in Tecumseh. Located at the intersection of CR#11 (Walker Road) and the new Trans Canada Trail crossing (mid-block between Hwy #3 and South Talbot), this new facility will improve pedestrian mobility. 

PXOs are new to Ontario as a result of a law that was introduced under Bill 31: Making Ontario's Road Safer Act on January 1st, 2016. This law allows municipal road authorities to install PXOs on low-speed and low-volume roads.

REMEMBER: Pedestrians have the right-of-way! Drivers and cyclists must yield to pedestrians. 

 Image adapted from Ministry of Transportation Ontario (MTO)

Everyone is responsible to understand and follow the rules of the road as they move through a PXO:

Drivers & Cyclists

Pedestrians

  • Watch for pedestrians wanting to cross;
  • Make sure road user has enough time to stop before you begin to cross;
  • When you see a pedestrian you must stop behind the marked yield line;
  • Indicate to road users that you want to cross;
  • Make eye contact with the pedestrian to ensure they see you;
  • If there is a push button at the PXO, press it to activate the flashing lights;
  • Allow the pedestrian to cross the entire width of the road before driving;
  • Make eye contact with road users on both sides of the road before you cross;
  • Drive with caution when the road is completely clear;
  • Cross when traffic has come to a complete stop and you feel it's safe;
  • Do not pass any other vehicle within 30 metres of a PXO.
  •  Cyclists using PXO to cross the road must dismount and move through PXO as a pedestrian.

 PXO Features:

As PXOs are relatively new to the County of Essex, additional information on PXOs can be found at here:

City of Hamilton

City of Ottawa

Ministry of Transportation Ontario