Crossrides in Peel

What is a Crossride?

Crossrides allow cyclists to stay on their bikes while crossing through intersections. They may be located where multi-use trails or cycle tracks cross a road.

Crossrides are identified with a line of painted squares on both sides of the crossing, and may also include painted bicycle marks.

Safety is the responsibility of all road users. Do your part by obeying traffic signs and signals, waiting until it is your turn to go, and watching out for other road users.


Crossride locations

Mississauga

  • Britannia Road and Winston Churchill Boulevard

Brampton

  • Mississauga Road at Olivia Marie Road
  • Mississauga Road at Howard Stewart Road - Wardsville Drive
  • Mississauga Road at Financial Drive

Caledon

  • Caledon Trailway at Airport Road

More locations to follow

What you need to know

When cycling:

  • If the intersection has bicycle signals, look for a cyclist pushbutton. If there is a button, push it and wait until the bicycle signal is green.
  • Ride cautiously across the intersection within the crossride. Watch for left- and right-turning vehicles to be sure they see you and are yielding.
  • Travel at a speed that allows you to stop quickly if a vehicle turns across your path.
  • Don’t pass other cyclists within the crossride. If pedestrians are crossing, ring your bell to let them know you are approaching and pass carefully.
  • By law, cyclists must yield to pedestrians on multi-use trails.
  • Cyclists do not need to dismount when crossing at a crossride.

Signs for cyclists

Yield to pedestrians

Slow down and watch for cars turning across your path

Signs for cyclists and pedestrians

Shared pathway

Cyclists and pedestrians, keep to your side

When driving:

  • When making a turn, look for cyclists and pedestrians who are approaching or crossing the intersection.
  • Signal your turn early, giving other road users time to react.
  • Check your blind spot before turning.
  • Drivers must yield to cyclists in the crossride.

Signs for drivers

Pedestrian and bicycle crossing ahead

Look for cyclists in the crossride when turning left

Look for cyclists in the crossride when turning right

When walking:

  • If the intersection has traffic lights, look for a pedestrian pushbutton. If there is a button, push it. Wait until the ‘Walk’ signal is displayed.
  • Cross within the crosswalk
  • Watch turning vehicles to be sure they see you and are yielding.
  • Look around as you cross. Do not use electronic devices or text when crossing the road.
  • Pedestrians should avoid walking in the crossride.

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