About the Project
The City of Edmonton’s Park and Roads Services is installing pedestrian scramble markings at the following intersections:
- Jasper Avenue and 104 Street - September 21, 2018, weather permitting
- 82 Avenue and 105 Street - October 5, 2018, weather permitting
This is part of a one-year pilot project to see if this intersection design can decrease or eliminate potential collisions between pedestrians and vehicles, aligning with the City’s Vision Zero strategy.
Pedestrian scrambles are intersections where traffic signals stop vehicles in all four directions, allowing pedestrians to cross laterally or diagonally. Vehicles are not permitted to make right turns when traffic signals are red. Many cities around the world use scrambles to provide safe and accessible crossings in pedestrian-heavy areas.
Installing these pedestrian scrambles can impact vehicle, transit, and pedestrian travel times, but are also expected to improve pedestrian safety and convenience. This encourages more people to choose travel options that are active, healthy and environmentally sustainable. Increased foot traffic also creates more face-to-face connections, allowing businesses to thrive while contributing to healthy, livable and vibrant communities.
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