Q&A - Mixed Pedestrian Controls at Intersections
I'm wondering what the law in BC is for pedestrians on the axis of an intersection that has no pedestrian control lights. An example in Vancouver would be Main Street at 10th Avenue. There are vehicle control lights on the North-South axis and pedestrian control lights on the East-West axis, but not on the North-South axis.
The only vehicle controls on the East-West axis are Stop signs for cars on 10th entering Main.
Many drivers treat the Stop signs as not applying when the traffic lights on Main are red. I know they're in the wrong.
But what about pedestrians crossing North-South or South-North in front of these Stop signs? They have no "Walk-Don't Walk" signal.
Is the default they are free to cross unless a traffic signal directs otherwise?