Montreal invests $58.5M to add pedestrian crossing signals to all traffic lights

Nov 18 2019, 12:35 pm

The Ville de Montreal unveiled new safety measures today aimed at protecting pedestrians.

The $58.5 million project, slated to take place over the next three years, will add pedestrian crossing signals to all traffic lights throughout the city.

The project will add four to six seconds to existing traffic lights, giving foot travellers more time to cross at intersections. The longer six-second crossing time will be added to high-risk intersections, specifically those located in school and hospital zones.

In a series of French tweets, Montreal Mayor ValĂ©rie Plante said the new project will make roads safer for “all users.”

According to the Ville de Montreal’s Facebook page, 1,985 intersections across the city will be updated throughout the three-year project.

Ville de Montreal/Facebook

The safety measures are being put into place after 19 pedestrians died in 2019 relating to crosswalk and intersection incidents.

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