Pedestrian countdown timer signals: the Adelaide approach

The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI), in conjunction with Adelaide City Council, have installed a number of pedestrian countdown timers within the Adelaide central business district. The first site with a pedestrian countdown was on North Terrace at the Adelaide Railway Station. Prior to installation, extensive public perception testing was undertaken using on-line market research resources to ensure a high level of public understanding. The purpose of this was to test for unanticipated perceptions that could lead to unsafe pedestrian behaviour and to understand public preferences for the pedestrian countdown. In addition, a before-and-after study was commissioned to record actual pedestrian behaviour changes and opinions. The option chosen for the pedestrian countdown timer was a countdown-to-red, or countdown of the time left to cross, using yellow digits. The flashing DON’T WALK signal is omitted, meaning the countdown operates in lieu of the flashing DON’T WALK clearance signal.


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Media Info

  • Pagination: 15p
  • Monograph Title: AITPM National Traffic and Transport Conference, Perth, Western Australia, 30 July to 2 August 2013

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  • Accession Number: 01492924
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Sep 16 2013 9:32AM