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New Pedestrian Crossover on Tillson Avenue

Posted on Tuesday November 17, 2020

Oxford County recently installed new pedestrian crossovers to improve the safety of pedestrians, cyclists and motorists on our roadways. The new pedestrian crossovers are in the following locations.



  • Tillson Avenue at Fourth Street


  • Oxford Street West at Henry Street
  • Oxford Street East at Mechanic Street


  • Blandford Street at Stratford Street and Young Street
  • Oxford Road 33 at Stonegate Road


  • Bell Streeet and McKeand Street 


  • Dundas Street West at George Street (Coming Soon)

A pedestrian crossover is a designated crossing area that allows pedestrians to cross the road safely. Drivers and cyclists must yield to pedestrians when the pedestrian crossover is activated. Pedestrian crossovers are easily identified by specific signs, pavement markings, pedestrian push buttons and lights.

Pedestrians have the right of way at pedestrian crossovers. Drivers and cyclists must stop behind the pavement markings and wait until pedestrians have completely crossed the road before proceeding.  

Drivers, cyclists and pedestrians each must know their role and responsibilities when approaching a pedestrian crossover.


Responsibilities of Drivers

  • Be prepared to stop for pedestrians
  • Stop behind the pavement markings
  • Make eye contact to ensure pedestrians see you
  • Wait until pedestrians completely cross the road before proceeding
  • Do not pass another stopped vehicle at the pedestrian crossover

Responsibilities of Cyclists

  • When riding with traffic, follow the same rules as drivers
  • When crossing, follow the same rules as pedestrians; dismount and walk your bike across the pedestrian crossover

Responsibilities for Pedestrians

  • Push the pedestrian button to activate flashing lights
  • Indicate intention to cross 
  • Wait for traffic to stop
  • Make eye contact with drivers/cyclists to ensure they see you


The penalty for drivers who endanger pedestrians increased on September 1, 2018, and includes higher fines and more demerit points for drivers who fail to yield at pedestrian crossovers. Drivers and cyclists not following the rules may face fines of up to $1,000, and drivers may incur four (4) demerit points.

Learn more at www.tillsonburg.ca/pedestrian