When you are going out for a walk and have to cross a main road at an intersection. Most cases you will come across a yield or a merge where you have to cross it before you can actually get to the intersection. Unfortunately a lot of these yields or merges don’t have crosswalk signs and some drivers won’t stop for people to cross (some do but not enough). The two main places that come to mind right now that I have trouble with are Southbound Lakewood Blvd merge to Westbound Bishop Grandin and Southbound Archibald St merge to Westbound Fermor Ave. At these locations I always have to wait a long time before I can cross, a lot of times I’ve waited until the 10th car decided to stop! I’ve only been in a few moments where something bad could have happened but thank goodness it was just close calls. One of them was when I was starting to crossing the Former Ave yield to Lakewood Blvd because it looked like the driver was stopped for me but turns out he wasn’t stopped for me but was actually checking for cars so he starting driving but the slammed on his brakes and luckily I noticed right away so I wouldn’t of got hit anyway. Later that week something else happened but this I didn’t start crossing but the I guess driver thought I was about to cross without looking but just as was turning to look the driver slammed on the brakes(I was crossing the Southbound Westmount Dr yield to Former Ave and continue down Niakwa Trail along Former).
Even though there is no crosswalk sign, people still need to be able to cross but I do notice more drivers let people cross when crossing sign is at other yields. Such as St. Anne’s Rd at Bishop Grandin Blvd but only two of the four corners have a crosswalk sign.
Hopefully more safety measures in place in the future and keep aware when going out because you never know who is paying attention.