^I remember being teased by visiting relatives about the Canadian ridiculousness of (1) the notion that one could stop traffic by pointing and (2) the fact that it seemed to work. Apparently not well enough, though.
Pointing to cross isn't used in BC. I think it's more an Ontario thing.
(We also have flashing greens controlled by pedestrians)
Although I won't put my own life at risk by actually trusting the stop lights 100% either. I cross at these lights a few times a week, and often drivers just don't see them; especially the drivers making left turns onto Bathurst from nearby, very close streets; and drivers who try to pass the streetcars stopped nearby.
Cyclists would never ride through a red.
Seeing as this is also a pedestrian bridge, with large ramps, I am sure there will probably be signs and railings that will encourage cyclists to dismount, regardless. I can only imagine the accidents between cyclists and pedestrians using the ramps together.
While accidents are possible, they're not that common. You can't ride a bike fast on ramps to pedestrian bridges, and low speeds mean lesser chances of injury.
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- cats are OK - purrr
- dogs are OK - wooof
In all seriousness though, you are right. The bridge is pretty damn wide so maybe it wont be a problem.