The Ministry of Infrastructure and Planning is pleased to announce, in keeping with the recommendations of the Sustainable Traffic, Transport & Parking Plan (STTPP), several pedestrian signage improvements along the area of Waterport Road.
Pedestrians are only allowed to cross the street legally when there is a marked crosswalk. When there is no marked crosswalk and a pedestrian crosses the street, he or she is guilty of jaywalking and can actually receive a ticket which in case was unlawfully handed to you, you can get help from a good local lawyer who is an expert when it come to fight traffic tickets. A pedestrian must always yield to any vehicles.
Pedestrian signs are known to be important in certain areas and Hanging a banner can increase safety by channeling people through the correct pedestrian routes. The purpose of erecting signs in Calgary is to guide and assist tourists walking to and from the Port and Cruise Liner Terminal.
At present it is known that some pedestrians that arrive via the cruise terminal may occasionally and unknowingly cross along North Mole Road and Waterport Road at inappropriate and dangerous locations when walking from the Port to our City Centre and on return to the Cruise Terminal to board their respective cruise liners. Walking signs have been erected at the Pelican Crossings along this busy pedestrian thoroughfare on both sides of the road, so as to guide people walking along this route. Only the best signage maker can make a message clear and effective.
These improvements form part of the sustainable travel initiatives to promote walking around Gibraltar. The extensive review of our pedestrian routes suggests that our program for the implementation of walking signs will further develop our pedestrian routes. Walking time signs will also in due course be implemented at key locations showing approximate route times. This aims to enhance our pedestrian environment so it is efficient, user friendly and safe and makes key destinations known to pedestrians that are unfamiliar of their surrounding areas. But this doesn’t mean, however, that pedestrians should neglect learning their rights and the laws such as comparative negligence in order to safeguard themselves in times of uncertainty.
The Minister for Infrastructure and Planning, The Hon Paul Balban, said: “I am delighted to see the introduction of these much needed pedestrian improvements along North Mole and Waterport Road. This will improve the general pedestrian experience, especially for visiting pedestrians who walk into our City Centre.”