What are Crossrides?
Crossrides for bikes function in the same way that crosswalks do for pedestrians. Similar to crosswalks, crossrides allow cyclists to remain on their bikes and safely cross through intersections. Generally, crossrides are connected to dedicated cycling facilities such as buffered bike lanes, cycle tracks and other cycling infrastructure.
There are two types of crossrides in the City of London: crossrides that allow cyclists to travel in one direction and crossides that allow for two-way travel.
An example of a two-way crossride in London, Ontario will be along the Bradley Avenue West Extension between Wonderland Road South and Wharncliffe Road South.
An example of a one-way crossride in London is at Boler Road & Southdale Road West.
What do Crossrides Look Like?
Crossrides are found at intersections and are identified with thick white painted blocks on one or both sides. In London, crossrides are enhanced with arrowed bicycle stencils and green paint.
Source: Ontario Traffic Manual – Book 18 (Cycling Facilities)
Intersection and Separated Bike Lane Upgrades
Current cycling infrastructure work focuses on the reconstruction of several intersections to make them more cycling and pedestrian friendly.
- Adelaide & Fanshawe Park
The intersection at Adelaide Street North and Fanshawe Park Road East will be enhanced with new crossrides for cyclists. The crossride will be identified with green paint.
This transportation project also includes improving the existing in-boulevard bike lanes at Adelaide Street North along Adelaide Street North between Windermere Road and Sunningdale Road East at various spots along the corridor. The transitions between the boulevard bike paths and on-street bike lanes will also be enhanced. For project timelines and additional information, visit Renew London.
- Wonderland & Gainsborough
The intersection at Wonderland Road North and Gainsborough Road will be enhanced with new crossrides for cyclists. These crossrides will be identified with green paint.
This transportation project also includes improvements to the existing in-boulevard bike lanes at Sherwood Forest Square and at various spots on the east and west side of Wonderland Road North. The transition from the boulevard bike paths to the on-street bike lanes at Gainsborough Road will be enhanced. For project timelines and additional information, visit Renew London.