Crossrides in Peel
Information about crossrides and how pedestrians and cyclists can cross safely through an intersection.
A crossride is dedicated space at an intersection, identified by unique pavement markings, for cyclists to legally ride their bicycle through an intersection without dismounting and may be located beside a pedestrian crosswalk or on its own.
A crossride allows cyclists to remain on their bikes and travel more safely when crossing through intersections. When a cyclist is on a multi-use trail that meets a roadway, they are no longer required to dismount and cross on foot, this makes travelling on bike more convenient.
- Crossrides allow people to move safely through an intersection.
- At a traffic light, a person can stay on their bike and ride through the intersection when they have a green light. Cyclists do not need to dismount when crossing at a crossride.
- Crossrides are identified with a line of painted squares on both sides of the crossing and may also include painted bicycle marks.
- In some locations, there may be a shared crossride allowing people walking and cycling to cross in the same space.
- At intersections, watch for left- and right- turning vehicles to be sure they see you and are yielding.
- If the intersection has bicycle signals, look for a cyclist pushbutton. If there is a button, push it and wait until the bicycle signal is green.
- Travel at a speed that allows you to safely stop when needed.
- Do not pass other people biking in a crossride.
- In a multi-use cross-ride, ring your bell and pass pedestrians with caution. Cyclists must yield to pedestrians on multi-use trails.
- Always travel in the same direction as vehicles in the lane beside you when using one-way crossrides.
- At intersections, watch for turning vehicles, to be sure drivers see you and are yielding.
- If there is a pedestrian pushbutton, push it. Wait for the “Walk” to signal and proceed to cross.
- Pedestrians should cross within the crosswalk and should avoid walking in the crossride.
- Look around as you cross. Do not use electronic devices while crossing.
- Be aware of pedestrians or cyclists who are approaching or are crossing the intersection.
- Before making a turn, slow down and signal early, giving other road users time to react.
- Check your blind spot before turning.
- Drivers must yield to cyclists in the crossride and pedestrians in the crosswalk.
Cyclists and pedestrians
- Britannia Road and Winston Churchill Boulevard
- Erin Mills Parkway at Burnhamthorpe Rd
- Erin Mills Parkway at Collegeway
- Erin Mills Parkway at South Millway
- Mississauga Road at Olivia Marie Road
- Mississauga Road at Howard Stewart Road - Wardsville Drive (West Side)
- Mississauga Road at Financial Drive (West Side)
- The Gore Road and Queen Street East
More locations to be added when completed.