How do you choose which crosswalks are a priority?
We install two new crosswalks each year.
We evaluate all new crosswalks and upgrades. To do this, we use the province’s Pedestrian Crossing Control Manual for British Columbia. [PDF - 1 MB]
They must also meet the rules set out in the Signed and Marked Crosswalk warrant.
We base the need for a crosswalk on many factors:
- Traffic volumes
- Traffic speed
- Pedestrian numbers
- Crossing distance of the road
We also try to coordinate sidewalk construction with other projects.