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City activates third pedestrian crossover

Thunder Bay's third pedestrian crossover has been activated.

THUNDER BAY – The city's third pedestrian crossover has been activated Tuesday at the intersection of Simpson Street and Ogden Street.

Motorists and cyclists using Simpson Street must now stop when a pedestrian is waiting to cross and the crossover lights start flashing.

Crossovers make it easy, safe and convenient for people to cross the street.

“There are several advantages to installing pedestrian crossovers in high traffic areas,” said project engineer Rick Harms.

“Crossovers are cheaper to implement than signalized intersections and only activate on demand.”

This crossover will allow area residents, students, and staff and patients of NorWest Community Health Centres to arrive safely at their destination.

“NorWest Community Health Centers is pleased to be one of the locations selected by Thunder Bay City Council for a pedestrian crossover,” said Juanita Lawson, NorWest Community Health Centres chief executive officer.

“We appreciate that the City is standardizing the pedestrian crossovers and that efforts are being made to increase safe and convenient crossings for individuals attending NorWest Community Health Centres, Ogden Community School and local businesses in our community.”

To learn more about pedestrian crossovers, or to provide input on where you would like to see one, visit: