A pathway for safety

Aug. 15, 2017

staff members walking across the St. Joseph's Hospital crosswalk

The city has now installed a new crossover between the Zone A entrance at St. Joseph’s Hospital and the Grosvenor Street parking garage. This new feature is helping St. Joseph’s to continue to fulfill its strategic goal of the relentless pursuit of safety – everywhere.  

Crossovers are new around the city and are installed on low speed, low volume roads as a designated crossing area to allow pedestrians to cross safely. They are identified by specific pavement markings and crossing signs. Drivers and cyclists must stop behind the yield line and wait until the pedestrian completely crosses the road before proceeding. Not stopping could land drivers and cyclists a fine of $150 to $500 and three demerit points.

“I am really pleased to see the usage of this crossover,” says Karen Stone, Vice President of Human Resources and Facilities. “The City of London has done excellent work responding to our safety concerns regarding patient, visitor and staff traffic.” 

Staff are encouraged to role model the use of the crossover and point out its location to patients and visitors. The support of all staff and physicians in promoting safety at St. Joseph’s is vital. 

New crossover at St. Joseph’s Hospital - make sure you know your role as a driver, cyclist or pedestrian: 

Responsibilities of drivers

  • Be prepared to stop for pedestrians
  • Stop behind the yield line
  • Make eye contact so pedestrian sees you
  • Wait until pedestrian completely crosses the road before proceeding

Responsibilities of pedestrians

  • Wait for traffic to stop
  • Make eye contact to ensure the driver sees you

Responsibilities of cyclists

  • When riding with traffic, follow the rules for drivers
  • When crossing, follow the rules for pedestrians; dismount and walk your bike across

Find more information about crossovers in the City of London on the Municipal website.

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