Eyes on the Street

New Pedestrian Crossover on Queen at Herkimer

The City is installing a new pedestrian crossover (PXO) at the dangerous intersection of Queen and Herkimer.

By Kevin Love
Published October 05, 2017

The City of Hamilton is installing a new pedestrian crossover (PXO) at the intersection of Queen and Herkimer streets, a notoriously dangerous crossing for people due to unsafe motor vehicle traffic.

New pedestrian crossover (PXO) on Queen at Herkimer
New pedestrian crossover (PXO) on Queen at Herkimer

First announced two years ago, this PXO will use a design from the new Ontario Traffic Manual, Book 15, which was approved by the Ontario provincial government in 2015.

Button to turn on PXO warning lights
Button to turn on PXO warning lights

The City is gradually installing several of this new type of PXO across the city to improve safety for the people of Hamilton.

Kevin is a professional accountant and a retired infantry officer with the Canadian Forces. Kevin keeps encountering people who were students of his father, Dr. Robert Love, who was a professor at MacMaster University from 1977-2008. He lives near Durand Park in Hamilton and is currently Vice-Chair of the Hamilton Cycling Committee.

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By SusanHill (registered) | Posted October 05, 2017 at 12:46:09

Great to see this! We also need one at Queen and Glenfern.

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By KevinLove (registered) | Posted October 05, 2017 at 20:14:23 in reply to Comment 121988

Alas, that particular intersection is not on the current list being rolled out. I am under the impression that there is not much pedestrian traffic crossing Queen at Glenfern. Glenfern ends at Queen, and there are no major destinations on the East side of Queen Street at Glenfern.

I am curious. I presume that you made the comment because you are crossing Queen at Glenfern. What destination are you going to?

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By CharlesBall (registered) | Posted October 16, 2017 at 08:21:18

I walk, bike or drive up (and down) Queen at least 8 times a day (walking up and down.) I have yet to see someone use that crosswalk button. This as opposed to the pedestrian light north of there which is used quite a bit.

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