Leading Pedestrian Intervals

Did you know that Saanich has 27 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 27 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 27 intersections have had LPI installed since the beginning of the program in 2019.

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

There are 5 additional intersections slated for improvement through to 2023.

  1. Tillicum at Arena Way *COMING SOON*
  2. Carey at Ralph
  3. Shelbourne at the University Heights Mall
  4. West Saanich at Interurban
  5. Tillicum at Carey