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Types of Crosswalks
How Crosswalks are Implemented
The City of Grande Prairie uses crosswalks and traffic signals to keep people safe when crossing the street.
Remember, pedestrians always have right of way at intersections, except when controlled by other traffic control devices, for example traffic signals or a police officer.
Both motorists and pedestrians should exercise caution when crossing intersections. Motorists should not stop for pedestrians waiting to cross illegally, but should proceed with extra care.
Watch this short video, produced by Miss Annie's Grade 1 & 2 class from Mother Teresa School, to learn how to safely cross the road.
Learn more about how crosswalks are implemented here.
Unmarked crosswalks exist at every intersection where there is a connecting sidewalk. These crossings extend from the corner of the sidewalk, across the roadway, to the opposite sidewalk.
Marked crosswalks have painted white lines and signs. They extend from the corner of a sidewalk, to the corner of the opposite sidewalk. They may also be found mid block, between intersections.
Special crosswalk are marked crosswalks with flashing yellow lights overhead that are activated by pedestrians. They also have advance warning signs.
Intersections Controlled by Traffic Signals
At intersections controlled by traffic signals, WALK and DON'T WALK signals are used in conjunction with a marked crosswalk.
Pedestrians only have the right of way when:
Before the City of Grande Prairie implements a crosswalk, a pedestrian crossing warrant is undertaken as per the "Pedestrian Crossing Control Manual". This allows the City to determine if a crosswalk, at a specific location, is deemed necessary.
Once a concern about a crosswalk is received, the following steps are followed:
If you have a concern about a pedestrian crossing, or wish to request a new one, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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