Pedestrian Crossovers (PXO)

Pedestrian Crossovers (PXO)

A pedestrian crossover is a designated crossing area that allows pedestrians to safely cross the road where vehicles must yield to the pedestrian. Pedestrian crossovers are identified by specific pavement markings and crossing signs.  A crossover is different from a crosswalk as a crosswalk is usually found at an intersection with traffic signals or stop signs. At crosswalks, drivers are only required to stop and yield the entire roadway when a school crossing guard is present. At crossovers, drivers must stop for until the pedestrians have cleared the entire roadway.

The Township currently has 8 pedestrian crossovers located on Beachburg, Cobden, Forester Falls and Westmeath.

Type C PXO

  • Beachburg Road (County Road 21) at Cameron Street
  • Cobden Main Street (County Road 8) at Crawford Street
  • Cowley Street
  • Westmeath Road (County Road 12) at Grace Street
  • Foresters Falls Road (County Road 7) at Howard Street

Type D PXO

  • Cowley Street at Gould Street
  • Crawford at Truelove
  • Truelove Street at John Street


There are 4 types of PXO which are listed as type "A", "B', "C" or "D".  The Township currently has type “C” and “D” pedestrian crossovers.  The major difference between the two crossings is that a type “C” crossover have rectangular rapid flashing beacons (RRFB) to warn motorists.

Pedestrian crossovers rules


  • cross only when traffic has come to a complete stop;
  • make eye contact with the driver;
  • indicate you want to cross before entering the crosswalk;
  • if the crosswalk has a flashing beacon, press the button to activate the rectangular rapid-flashing beacons.


  • watch for pedestrians at the new crosswalks and be prepared to stop on the triangle lines
  • only proceed through the crosswalk after pedestrians have cleared the entire roadway (sidewalk to sidewalk)
  • it is illegal to pass any other vehicle within 30 metres of the crosswalk

The penalty for failing to yield at pedestrian crossovers is up to $1,000 and 4 demerit points.