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Author Topic: What are these signs? (Canadian)  (Read 3938 times)

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What are these signs? (Canadian)
« on: June 24, 2012, 12:06:17 PM »

I watch quite a bit of HGTV, and it seems like most of it is shot in Canada.

In one show (called Income Property... which takes place in the Greater Toronto Area) I have some seen some weird things. One recurring example are what appear to be illuminated "X"s at intersections of roads in residential areas. What the heck are these?

I recreated what I *THINK* they looked like:
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Re: What are these signs? (Canadian)
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2012, 12:53:08 PM »

I think it's supposed to represent a crosswalk, but don't hold me to that.
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Re: What are these signs? (Canadian)
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2012, 12:54:32 PM »

If it's a main road, perhaps reversible lanes?
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Re: What are these signs? (Canadian)
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2012, 12:58:12 PM »

I think it's supposed to represent a crosswalk, but don't hold me to that.

Now we're getting somewhere. Check out page 2 on this: http://www.dot.state.fl.us/safety/ped_bike/handbooks_and_research/research/FLASHXW%20in%20gville%20lakeland.pdf
Lower part of the page is showing exactly what I'm asking about.

edit: yep that's what they are. can't seem to find a more technical name for them, or any kind of technical guides w/ more info.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/toronto_pcu/5169919124/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/spacing/2449115159/
http://torontoist.com/attachments/toronto_boy/2006_12_01crosswalk.jpg
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Re: What are these signs? (Canadian)
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2012, 02:01:55 PM »

Some municipalities in Nova Scotia use similar ones too (Well, they used to - no new installations that I've seen).

http://goo.gl/maps/qFQ0
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Re: What are these signs? (Canadian)
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2012, 08:45:15 PM »

Indeed, Ontario signs crosswalks with "X"es instead of a "walking man" like in the United States and Québec.
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