Building on the success of the Pedestrian "Scramble" Crossing at Yonge and Dundas... the city is installing Scramble #2 at Yonge and Bloor this Friday!
The intersection of Yonge and Bloor Sts. will become Toronto's second pedestrian "scramble" intersection Oct. 9, matching the intersection of Yonge and Dundas Sts.
Traffic signals at Yonge and Bloor will stop vehicle traffic in all directions, at intervals, allowing pedestrians to cross either directly across the street or diagonally through the intersection.
The Yonge and Dundas scramble intersection was set up just over a year ago, in August, 2008. The city said at the time that Bay and Dundas Sts., and Bay and Bloor Sts. may get similar treatment in the future.
If you're wondering how this effects you if you're cycling through the intersection, I'll remind you (which I shouldn't have to, of course) that cyclists are supposed to stop at red lights. Just like cars.
Here's a video of the opening of the Yonge & Dundas Scramble:
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