Leading Pedestrian Intervals

Did you know that Saanich has 15 intersections featuring a Leading Pedestrian Interval (LPI) that gives more priority to pedestrians?

The first intersection to give the head start to pedestrians was Cedar Hill Cross Rd. at Braefoot Rd. in September of 2019.

Saanich currently has 15 intersections featuring a Leading Pedestrian Interval (LPI) that gives more priority to pedestrians? We have been adding this feature to intersections since September of 2019. Pedestrians at these intersections receive their walk signal first, a few seconds before drivers get their green light. This gives people walking or cycling a head start which improves their visibility and in turn makes it safer. Leading pedestrian intervals are a recommendation from the Active Transportation Plan and will be installed at additional locations over the next couple of years.

Signals along the Lochside Trail also have bicycle signals installed to help cyclists get a head start and clear the intersection.

The following 15 intersections have had LPI installed since the beginning of the program in 2019.

  1. Cedar Hill Cross at Braefoot/Epsom
  2. Quadra at Reynolds
  3. Quadra at Beckwith
  4. Quadra at Chatterton
  5. Quadra at Lily
  6. Chatterton at Emily Carr
  7. Cordova Bay at Sayward
  8. Wilkinson/Santa Rosa at Helmcken
  9. Blenkinsop at Tattersall
  10. West Saanich at Elk Lake
  11. Carey at Ravine
  12. Cedar Hill and Derby
  13. Cloverdale at Oak
  14. Admirals at Gorge
  15. Royal Oak at Lochside

There are 15 additional  intersections slated for improvement through to 2023.

  1. Carey at Ralph
  2. Interurban at Marigold
  3. Glanford at Agnes
  4. McKenzie at Nelthorpe
  5. Shelbourne at the University Heights Mall
  6. West Saanich Rd. at the Royal Oak Shopping Centre
  7. Shelbourne at Pear
  8. McKenzie at Saanich
  9. Burnside at Harriet
  10. Wilkinson at Mann
  11. Burnside at Helmcken
  12. Glanford at Mann
  13. West Saanich at Interurban
  14. Cedar Hill Cross Rd. at Blenkinsop
  15. Tillicum at Carey