New pedestrian scramble takes a right turn

photos by Sam Javanrouh — also view series on Spacing’s Flickr account

In a rainy debut Friday morning, Toronto’s newest pedestrian scramble came online at 10am at the corner of Yonge and Bloor.

The revamped intersection has two differences from the city’s first scramble installation at Yonge and Dundas: right turns are allowed on green lights, which may gum things up slightly at first, but there are also no streetcars to contend with.

City staff are expecting the standard confusion and grumbling to accompany the launch of latest piece of pedestrian-friendly infrastructure — unveiled, cleverly, on the final day of the annual Walk21 conference (in New York this year).

Next in line for scrambles: Bay and Bloor and Bay and Dundas.