Typical Mismatch

This intersection of Torrington at the Driveway is typical of many in the City. The stop line for vehicles is up close to the intersection but the pedestrian walks are set back a few meters, right at the midpoint of a car. In this case as I walked up to the intersection and stepped onto the asphalt to cross a car had to brake sharply as the driver was focussed on the stop line not the crossing walking.

It seems more logical to me that the stop line be at the sidewalk – and the sidewalk dip – and after stopping the vehicle could inch its way forward to a position where it had adequate views to the left.

But hey, we pedestrians know our place in the transportation hierarchy.