Point Push Pause Proceed

A City of St. Albert and CRISP Safety Initiative

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Updated April 20, 2020 at 1:30 pm

Safety is a shared responsibility between pedestrians and drivers! Our goal is to have ZERO pedestrian-related collisions.

Every day, one pedestrian is hit by a motor vehicle in the Capital Region. These collisions almost always result in injury, which can be serious and sometimes fatal.

Approximately 60 per cent of pedestrian collisions happen in crosswalks. It’s a mistake for pedestrians to assume that just because they are in a crosswalk, they are safe.  Warning light systems installed at pedestrian crossings are an effective way to warn drivers of your intent to cross; however, they need to be activated by pushing the button.

Illustration of Point from Point, Pause and Proceed

Point or Push

  • Approach the curb.
  • Push the warning flasher button if available or extend your arm straight out in front of your body pointing in the direction you wish to cross. 

Illustration of Pause from Point, Pause and Proceed


  • Wait for the traffic to stop.
  • Make eye contact with the driver. Ensure they can see you.
  • Be aware of turning vehicles. 

Illustration of Proceed from Point, Pause and Proceed


  • Walk across the street to the closest side.
  • Do not stop.
  • Do not change direction. 


The City of St. Albert has placed Point Pause Proceed signs at 50 non-signalized pedestrian crossings throughout the city. Signs have been prioritized, starting with school crossings and highly used community crossings, including playgrounds and school bus loading and unloading zones. Other locations will be prioritized for placement and included in future budgets.

Sign for Point, Pause and Proceed

Roadway Sign


Point Push Pause Proceed Brochure

Statistics: Collisions involving Pedestrians

Capital Region Intersection Safety Partnership

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Last edited: April 20, 2020