Leading Pedestrian Intervals

Did you know that Saanich has 31 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 31 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 31 intersections have had LPI installed since the beginning of the program in 2019.

  1. Shelbourne at Torquay
  2. Tillicum at Arena Way
  3. Shelbourne at the University Heights Mall
  4. West Saanich at Interurban
  5. McKenzie at Saanich
  6. Interurban at Marigold  
  7. Glanford at Agnes  
  8. McKenzie at Nelthorpe 
  9. Burnside at Harriet  
  10. Wilkinson at Mann  
  11. Cedar Hill Cross at Braefoot/Epsom
  12. Quadra at Reynolds
  13. Quadra at Beckwith
  14. Quadra at Chatterton
  15. Quadra at Lily
  16. Chatterton at Emily Carr
  17. Cordova Bay at Sayward
  18. Wilkinson/Santa Rosa at Helmcken
  19. Blenkinsop at Tattersall
  20. West Saanich at Elk Lake
  21. Carey at Ravine
  22. Cedar Hill and Derby
  23. Cloverdale at Oak
  24. Admirals at Gorge
  25. Royal Oak at Lochside
  26. West Saanich Rd. at the Royal Oak Shopping Centre
  27. Shelbourne at Pear
  28. Burnside at Helmcken
  29. Glanford at Mann
  30. Cedar Hill Cross Rd. at Blenkinsop
  31. McKenzie at Vikes Way

There are 2 additional intersections slated for improvement through to 2024.

  1. Carey at Ralph
  2. Tillicum at Carey