The City’s Public Works Department has only installed pedestrian crossovers at 21 locations in the two years since the Province implemented changes to allow for the lower cost type of pedestrian crossing.
There are presently 99 other locations identified as needing crossovers painted and signs installed. Public Works plans to complete 10 of them in 2018 using $400,000 from revenue raised by red light camera violations
The report states the City has installed 37 crossovers; the City’s count is technically true.
Why the discrepancy between Public Works’ preferred means of counting and the number of locations?
The City is counting each intersection as four crossovers or three in the case of Queen and Herkimer, single crossings with pedestrian island as two, and counting multiple pedestrian crossing inside bus-only HSR transit terminals.
Within the HSR Mountain Garage Transit Terminal, the City says there are two separate pedestrian crossovers. At the Mohawk College Transit Terminal, a location restricted to HSR vehicles, the City counts three separate pedestrian crosswalks.
The 10 locations planned for 2018 are:
- Hunter Street at Hughson Street South (GO Station)
- Barton Street East at Brunswick Street (Centre Mall)
- Wilson Street (Ancaster) at Trail Crossing (East of Dalley Drive)
- Limeridge Road 650 metres west of West 5th Street (Annunciation of Our Lord School)
- Queen Street at Napier Street
- Bay Street South at Jackson Street West
- Wilson Street (Ancaster) between Academy Street and Sulphur Springs
- Amberly Boulevard (Ancaster) at Concerto Court
- Gray Road at Federal Street
- Old Ancaster at the Hamilton-Brantford Rail Trail