What is a Crossride?
Riding a bicycle in or along a crosswalk is not permitted in Ontario as per the Highway Traffic
Act (HTA). Under the Act, a cyclist is required to stop, dismount, and walk their bicycle in the
A Cross-ride is a separate bicycle crossing (separate from the pedestrian crosswalk). A combination of new pavement markings (zebra stripes and elephant feet) and signage has been implemented to clearly identify the marked bicycle crossing and to warn motorists of the potential for cyclists in the marked bicycle crossing.
This pilot project allows a cyclist to ride within the separate bicycle crossing. Riding a bicycle through a crosswalk without a separate facility continues to be prohibited. A cyclist must still obey the rules of the road.
Pilot Project (Location 1): Sheridan Park Drive & Homelands Drive/Speakman Drive (click for map)
Pilot Project (Location 2): Sheridan Park Drive & Fifth Line Wes (click for map)
The city of Mississauga is actively running a pilot project for crossrides at the time this article is posted. Try to plan your cycling route along one of these to test them out. Transportation & Works have representatives that sit on the Mississauga Cycling Advisory Committee, so sending your comments on your crossride experiences can be sent to the Mississauga Cycling Committee from our Contact Us General Inquiries section on this web site. If you find these to be favorable additions for cycling in Mississauga, please also let your ward councilor know.