New Pedestrian Crossovers Coming to Leamington

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The Municipality of Leamington is pleased to announce the opening of fourteen new Pedestrian Crossovers during the month of June 2018. 

During the week of June 11, 2018, the following four locations will go into service: 
Wilkinson Drive @ Trail
Elliott Street @ Trail
Queens Avenue @ Trail
Smith Avenue @ Trail

Please stay tuned to our social media and/or refer to for an updated list of PXO locations.  


Prior to January 1, 2016, and in the absence of a common provincial standard, a variety of configurations of signs and pavement markings for uncontrolled pedestrian crossings were installed in many Ontario municipalities, including Leamington. The Municipality installed “Courtesy Crossings” at a number of locations across Leamington. 

Pedestrian Crossovers (PXOs) are new to Ontario as a result of a law that was introduced under Bill 31: Making Ontario's Road Safer Act on January 1st, 2016. This law allows municipal road authorities to install PXOs on low-speed and low-volume roads.

In conjunction with Bill 31 passing, Leamington Municipal Council approved an Active Transportation Master Plan which provides locations for on-and-off-road pedestrian and bicycle usage, such as recreational trails and on-road bicycle lanes. Accordingly, the designs of the pedestrian crossings took into account the recommended Active Transportation Plan sites at, or in the vicinity of, the PXO locations.   

The recommended PXO configurations include pavement markings, signage, and street lighting at all locations. Amber flashing lights will also be included at some locations.

Remember: Pedestrians have the right-of-way! Drivers and cyclists must yield to pedestrians. Everyone is responsible to understand and follow the rules of the road as they move through a PXO.