800 updated Mississauga traffic signals give pedestrians more time to cross the road


Published May 2, 2022 at 9:43 am

More than 800 pedestrian traffic signals in Mississauga are being updated to give people more time to safely cross the road–especially at busy intersections.

City of Mississauga officials said via social media that the initiative, in which the timing of the walk signals is being lengthened so pedestrians don’t have to rush, is part of their commitment to the larger Vision Zero plan.

Vision Zero is an ongoing and aggressive City campaign that seeks to eliminate fatal and serious collisions on Mississauga roads. 

“This update will give you more time to safely cross the street during the flashing ‘don’t walk’ phase,” the City said on its Twitter post.

Mississauga introduced several road safety initiatives last year, including the much-publicized automated speed enforcement (ASE) cameras, and last November City council formally approved the city’s first-ever Vision Zero Action Plan. 

The plan contains 99 actions to help Mississauga reach its “Vision Zero” goal of no fatal or serious collisions on the city’s network of roads.

Earlier this month, in another move to help pedestrians get around more safely, City officials announced they were installing traffic signals at the busy Lakeshore Rd. W./Front St. intersection.

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