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Tuesday, August 9, 2022
Town wants regional crosswalk near community centre

A pedestrian crosswalk on Niagara Stone Road near the NOTL Community Centre could be in the works if town council gets its way.

Niagara-on-the-Lake’s councillors unanimously voted to ask the region to consider adding the crosswalk.

Since Niagara Stone is a regional road, the design and implementation of the crosswalk would be entirely up to the region after it has completed its studies, director of operations Sheldon Randall told council on Dec. 20.

Randall noted residents have told the town “it is challenging to get across that street.” 

“At a minimum, the (crosswalk) will assist anybody that is trying to cross on a bike or walk across that intersection.”

Coun. Gary Burroughs was apprehensive about the idea of leaving everything up to the region.

“It’s great that we are trying to resolve a problem there but I am concerned about specific dangers and us not really having an opportunity to comment on them,” Burroughs said.

Randall said he would ask the region to present the final design to council.