The Engineering Services division oversees the traffic management studies and manages the following:
- Road Watch Program
- Traffic and crosswalk lights
- Street and traffic signs
- Requests for traffic data
New rules at pedestrian crossovers and school crossings
Starting January 1, 2016, drivers (including cyclists) must stop and yield the whole roadway at:
- pedestrian crossovers; and,
- at school crossings where there is a crossing guard displaying a school crossing stop sign.
These rules apply at pedestrian crossovers identified with specific signs, road markings and lights – the new rules do not apply to pedestrian crosswalks at intersections with stop signs or traffic signals, unless a school crossing guard is present.
The new law, part of Making Ontario's Roads Safer Act, also provides municipal road authorities the ability to install new types of pedestrian crossovers on low speed, low volume roads in addition to the existing crossovers.
For more information on the new rules for pedestrian crossover and school crossings please visit the Ontario Ministry of Transportation
Links to more information
Traffic circle brochure
Traffic calming policy