Pedestrian Crossings

The Municipality of Port Hope identified a need for pedestrian crossovers at Peter Street and Ontario Street, in the Urban area of Port Hope. The Municipality has retained the engineering services of GHD to design pedestrian crossovers.

PURPOSE OF THE PUBLIC CONSULTATION

The purpose of the public consultation is to share information about the pedestrian crossovers to be constructed in Port Hope and to receive your feedback.

Through the public consultation, we will:

  • Explain pedestrian crossover selection methodology
  • Identify busy pedestrian areas appropriate for pedestrian crossovers
  • Describe the different pedestrian crossover types
  • Indicate the optimal location for the pedestrian crossovers
  • Explain how to use the pedestrian crossover for drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians
  • Outline the next steps in the project

Below are the locations that the pedestrian crossings will be installed

Peter Street Location:
The Pedestrian Crossover location on Peter Street was selected considering:

  • Where people want to cross the road
  • Time it takes for a car to stop
  • Clear visibility to the crossover (straight road)

Map of Peter Street
Ontario Street Location:
The Pedestrian Crossover location selection was done considering:

  • Where people want to cross the road
  • Avoiding Private Driveways, Fire hydrants and utilities
  • Time it takes for a car to stop
  • Clear visibility to the crossover (straight road)

Map of Ontario Street

Pedestrian Crossover Selection Method

To select the appropriate pedestrian crossover :

  • We reviewed the amount of traffic
  • We reviewed the roadway speed
  • We reviewed the number of lanes on the roadway
  • Following the Ministry of Transportation guidelines and design standards, the pedestrian crossover types were determined for both locations
Peter Street

There is a need for a pedestrian crossing in this area due to the busy roadway and the different pedestrian destinations on both sides of the road. This includes:

  1. CPK Interior Products
  2. Car Dealership
  3. Retirement residence
  4. Giant Tiger
  5. Tim Hortons

Map of Peter Street with commercial locations highlighted and numberedBUSY PEDESTRIAN AREAS FOR PETER STREET Using the pedestrian method selection noted above, Type B Pedestrian Crossing is needed on Peter Street. This includes:

  • Yield Pavement Marking
  • Crossover Pavement Marking
  • Regulatory Signs
  • Push Button Activating Yellow Flashing Beacons
  • Overhead Regulatory Signs

Example of Peter Street pedestrian crossing:Image reference: Queen's Printer for Ontario

Ontario Street

There is a need for a pedestrian crossing in this area due to the busy roadway and the different pedestrian destinations on both sides of the road such as:

  1. Martha Street
  2. Consignment Corner (open only on weekends)
  3. Mailbox
  4. Bloomsgrove Avenue
  5. Bus Stop
  6. Mailbox
  7. Connecting the neighbourhoods to the multi-use path on Barrett Street

Map of Ontario Street with highlighted sections depicting the busy areas on the street BUSY PREDESTRIAN AREAS FOR ONTARIO STREET Using the pedestrian method selection noted above, Type D Pedestrian Crossing is needed on Ontario Street This includes:

  • Yield Pavement Marking
  • Crossover Pavement Marking
  • Regulatory Signs

Example of Ontario Street pedestrian crossing:artist's drawing of crosswalkImage reference: Queen's Printer for Ontario

How to use the pedestrian crossover

Cyclists and Drivers:
  • Be prepared to stop for pedestrians
  • Stop behind the yield line
  • Make eye contact to ensure pedestrian sees you
  • Wait until pedestrian completely crosses before proceeding

*Drivers could face Fines/Penalties Up to $1,000 and 4 demerit points for failing to yield

Pedestrians and Cyclists using the crossover:

  • Pedestrian and Cyclists using the crossover:
  • Wait for traffic to stop or press the push button to activate the flashing beacons if a push button is in place
  • Make eye contact to ensure drivers sees you
  • Dismount and walk with your bicycle across road

Feedback

Below you will find information about the next steps of the Project. If you have comments on this project, please fill in the comment form below but note that the design elements of the two pedestrian crossovers are fixed by the Ministry of Transportation and design standard guidelines. The comment form will be available until October 24.

Note: Feedback received from residents and stakeholders on the conceptual design will be considered by the project team during the next design stage. The design is expected to be completed by the end of 2020. A schedule for construction has not been determined.

The Municipality of Port Hope identified a need for pedestrian crossovers at Peter Street and Ontario Street, in the Urban area of Port Hope. The Municipality has retained the engineering services of GHD to design pedestrian crossovers.

PURPOSE OF THE PUBLIC CONSULTATION

The purpose of the public consultation is to share information about the pedestrian crossovers to be constructed in Port Hope and to receive your feedback.

Through the public consultation, we will:

  • Explain pedestrian crossover selection methodology
  • Identify busy pedestrian areas appropriate for pedestrian crossovers
  • Describe the different pedestrian crossover types
  • Indicate the optimal location for the pedestrian crossovers
  • Explain how to use the pedestrian crossover for drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians
  • Outline the next steps in the project

Below are the locations that the pedestrian crossings will be installed

Peter Street Location:
The Pedestrian Crossover location on Peter Street was selected considering:

  • Where people want to cross the road
  • Time it takes for a car to stop
  • Clear visibility to the crossover (straight road)

Map of Peter Street
Ontario Street Location:
The Pedestrian Crossover location selection was done considering:

  • Where people want to cross the road
  • Avoiding Private Driveways, Fire hydrants and utilities
  • Time it takes for a car to stop
  • Clear visibility to the crossover (straight road)

Map of Ontario Street

Pedestrian Crossover Selection Method

To select the appropriate pedestrian crossover :

  • We reviewed the amount of traffic
  • We reviewed the roadway speed
  • We reviewed the number of lanes on the roadway
  • Following the Ministry of Transportation guidelines and design standards, the pedestrian crossover types were determined for both locations
Peter Street

There is a need for a pedestrian crossing in this area due to the busy roadway and the different pedestrian destinations on both sides of the road. This includes:

  1. CPK Interior Products
  2. Car Dealership
  3. Retirement residence
  4. Giant Tiger
  5. Tim Hortons

Map of Peter Street with commercial locations highlighted and numberedBUSY PEDESTRIAN AREAS FOR PETER STREET Using the pedestrian method selection noted above, Type B Pedestrian Crossing is needed on Peter Street. This includes:

  • Yield Pavement Marking
  • Crossover Pavement Marking
  • Regulatory Signs
  • Push Button Activating Yellow Flashing Beacons
  • Overhead Regulatory Signs

Example of Peter Street pedestrian crossing:Image reference: Queen's Printer for Ontario

Ontario Street

There is a need for a pedestrian crossing in this area due to the busy roadway and the different pedestrian destinations on both sides of the road such as:

  1. Martha Street
  2. Consignment Corner (open only on weekends)
  3. Mailbox
  4. Bloomsgrove Avenue
  5. Bus Stop
  6. Mailbox
  7. Connecting the neighbourhoods to the multi-use path on Barrett Street

Map of Ontario Street with highlighted sections depicting the busy areas on the street BUSY PREDESTRIAN AREAS FOR ONTARIO STREET Using the pedestrian method selection noted above, Type D Pedestrian Crossing is needed on Ontario Street This includes:

  • Yield Pavement Marking
  • Crossover Pavement Marking
  • Regulatory Signs

Example of Ontario Street pedestrian crossing:artist's drawing of crosswalkImage reference: Queen's Printer for Ontario

How to use the pedestrian crossover

Cyclists and Drivers:
  • Be prepared to stop for pedestrians
  • Stop behind the yield line
  • Make eye contact to ensure pedestrian sees you
  • Wait until pedestrian completely crosses before proceeding

*Drivers could face Fines/Penalties Up to $1,000 and 4 demerit points for failing to yield

Pedestrians and Cyclists using the crossover:

  • Pedestrian and Cyclists using the crossover:
  • Wait for traffic to stop or press the push button to activate the flashing beacons if a push button is in place
  • Make eye contact to ensure drivers sees you
  • Dismount and walk with your bicycle across road

Feedback

Below you will find information about the next steps of the Project. If you have comments on this project, please fill in the comment form below but note that the design elements of the two pedestrian crossovers are fixed by the Ministry of Transportation and design standard guidelines. The comment form will be available until October 24.

Note: Feedback received from residents and stakeholders on the conceptual design will be considered by the project team during the next design stage. The design is expected to be completed by the end of 2020. A schedule for construction has not been determined.

  • Please review the information regarding the conceptual designs for the pedestrian crossings. When you are finished, please provide your comments and feedback for review by the project staff.

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