Random Wanderings and Wonderings

Pedestrian crossing

By , July 9, 2012

Pedestrian crossing in a field

Surely my eyes deceive me, but is that a signed and signalled pedestrian crossing in the middle of an overgrown farmer’s field? I’ve got to check this out.


Pedestrian crossing in a field

Maybe I’m not so blind after all. That really does seem to be a pedestrian signal. I must get closer.


Pedestrian crossing in a field

Yep, that’s definitely one of Mr. Stickman’s¬†genteel cousins showing me the way across. But across what? What the hell is he doing out standing in this field in the middle of nowhere?

Pedestrian crossing in a field

Sheesh. I know I often complain about bad pedestrian infrastructure, but this is ridiculous.

Still, I’d love to see simple signals like this across tracks in Toronto instead of huge pedestrian overpasses that turn a 10-second crossing into a 3-minute climb.



5 Responses to “Pedestrian crossing”

  1. Mg says:

    Where is that? My guess is just west of Port Hope.

  2. Vic says:

    The best I’ve seen yet. This pedestrian crossing is truly outstanding in its field.

  3. Catelli_NQU says:

    Theory: That crossing was used by a farmer and the signals were put in to allow him to cross safely with loaded tractors and wagons. Now the field is overgrown and the signals remain.

  4. Brian says:

    Well, when trains are running at 100mph, even pedestrians need some notice :)

    My guess it was this or close the crossing fully.

  5. rudy says:

    i know what you mean about overpasses… maclennan avenue comes to mind (over a very busy line, a level crossing is just not on), but why is it there at all? a 5 minute walk to the mt pleasant subway is easily the caloric equivalent to climbing that monster

Leave a Reply

Hosting provided by Finite Digital Inc.