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Many cities around the world use scrambles to provide safe and accessible crossings in pedestrian-heavy areas. 

Pedestrian scrambles also enhance walkability, which encourages more people to choose travel options that are active, healthy and environmentally sustainable. Increased foot traffic is good for local businesses as well.

Installing these pedestrian scrambles can impact travel times, so signal timing is being monitored to allow for smoother traffic flow.

How To Use Pedestrian Scrambles 

At a pedestrian scramble, all vehicles stop, allowing pedestrians to cross the intersection in every direction, including diagonally, at the same time. 

On Your Feet

  • Cross on the 'Walk' signal in any direction, including diagonally.
  • Wait while vehicles are moving.

In Your Vehicle 

  • Turn right or left on the 'Green' light.
  • Wait while pedestrians are moving.

Later this spring you may see our outreach team near scramble intersections, talking to pedestrians about how to navigate them, and how they improve traffic safety.

Scramble Locations

Pedestrian scramble markings are installed at these intersections:

Map of Intersection Locations

Pilot Project: Jasper Ave. & Whyte Ave.

The Jasper Avenue and Whyte Avenue locations are part of a 1-year pilot project to see if the pedestrian scramble design at these intersections can reduce or eliminate potential collisions between pedestrians and vehicles.

These intersections were selected because of their high pedestrian volumes, high rates of turning vehicles, and a history of pedestrian-vehicle collisions. 

The pilot project aligns with the City's Vision Zero strategy to reduce or eliminate serious traffic injuries and fatalities.

Have Your Say

Have questions or comments about the pedestrian scrambles? Fill out the feedback form and tell us what you think.

Submit Your Feedback

Vision Zero makes Edmonton’s roads and communities safer through education, engineering, and evaluation.

For More Information

Parks and Roads Services

​16th Floor Edmonton Tower
10111 - 104 Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB
T5J 0J4

Telephone 311
Fax 780-495-0330
Email 311@edmonton.ca

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