“Pedestrian scrambles — intersections where traffic is stopped in all directions to allow people to cross any way, including diagonally — will make Winnipeg streets safer, city traffic engineers say.”
Have you used a scramble crosswalk in another city? It’s fun! And efficient! Here’s a snippet of the Winnipeg Free Press article:
“We think this will have an effect on removing the conflict between pedestrians and motorists,” David Patman, manager of transportation in the public works department, said during a committee meeting Thursday.
Patman told the public works committee his department has short-listed a number of intersections believed to be good matches for a scramble.
The city has yet to make location details public, nor has it provided a timeline for the completion of such projects. However, Patman said short-term engineering safety projects are changes that can be made “right away.”