A council decision in late June to change the timing of crosswalks along Algonquin is coming into effect this week. The current timing is set for 25 seconds, but council approved another 10 seconds, which means the total cycle time is going to 110 seconds.

Councillor Rick Dubeau, who was a supporter of the change, said in a previous council meeting it’s all about safety. He says the street system should be safe for all users, for all modes of transportation, and for people of all ages and abilities. He says human life takes priority over traffic flow.

The work to change the timing starts today, and should be finished by Wednesday. It will include the lights along Algonquin, as well as the ones on Pine and Cedar to ensure they are synchronized.

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Pedestrians to get an extra 10 seconds to cross Algonquin as timing changes are approved