Quantifying pedestrian delay at signalised intersections

Centrally controlled, coordinated traffic signal systems offer dramatic benefits to traffic flow in urban areas by mitigating driver delay at intersections and minimising queue spillback. Historically, these systems have been designed to optimise performance based on vehicle delay. Rising interest in a broader approach to designing the signal timings has led to the incorporation of public transport or pedestrian delay. This work describes a pilot study quantifying delay incurred by pedestrians at signalised intersections. Data is collected from two sites in Sydney on pedestrian delay and the presence of pedestrian queue spillback. The observations indicate the presence of queue spillback for 34% and 55% of pedestrians at the two sites and 13 hr 17 min of pedestrian delay over 70 min of observations. These findings support the inclusion of pedestrian metrics in the signal timing design.


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 4 p
  • Monograph Title: 41st Australasian Transport Research Forum (ATRF), 30 September to 2 October 2019, Canberra, ACT

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01733415
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB Group Limited
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 16 2020 12:00PM