The Pedestrian Crossing Control Guide promotes uniformity of how pedestrian crossing controls are implemented in Canada. It encourages a holistic perspective to pedestrian crossing control by incorporating both numeric criteria and qualitative engineering judgement into a systematic approach to supporting decisions, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. This approach provides the flexibility needed to address unique local conditions.
The Pedestrian Crossing Control Guide is intended for use by those involved in the design, operation, and maintenance of the road system; it may also be of value to educators and students. The Guide includes a decision support tool to help identify the type of traffic control device that is most suitable for a location’s cross section, vehicular exposure, and pedestrian demand.
The Guide is intended to augment the information about pedestrian crossing control devices and their applications contained in the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Canada (MUTCDC). This is the third edition of the Pedestrian Crossing Control Guide, replacing the second edition which was published in 2012.