Pedestrian Crossover at the Embrun Roundabout

As of Monday, August 10th 2020, you will notice flashing lights, known as beacons, at the pedestrian crossing at the Embrun roundabout. The addition of flashing beacons give pedestrians the right-of-way. Vehicles are required to stop for pedestrians crossing the roundabout, even if they do not activate the beacon lights. 

Sketch of a Roundabout with a Pedestrian Crossing Sign

Rules for the Embrun Roundabout Pedestrian Crossover

If you are a pedestrian or cyclist, you must:

  • Get down from your bike and walk your bike across;
  • Show drivers you want to cross by making the beacon flash, using the button;
  • Make sure drivers see you before you step out onto the crosswalk;
  • Only cross when traffic has come to a complete stop and it is safe to do so.

If you are a driver:

  • You must give right-of-way to pedestrians, since this crossover has a flashing beacon, even if they do not activate the beacon;
  • You can only continue to drive through the roundabout after all pedestrians have fully crossed.