Effects of Count-Down Signal Lights on Pedestrian Behaviors at Signalized Intersections

Traffic signals with count-down display unit at signalized intersections have been widely used, reflecting a human oriented principle. However, the inconsistency between traffic efficiency and safety should be taken into account. The paper summarizes the types and characteristics of count-down signal lights, analyzed pedestrian's choice behavior by field observations, videos and questionnaires. At last, it concludes with pedestrians' preferences and demands regarding count-down signal lights. The authors hope it will give support for a better use of count-down signals at signalized intersection.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 867-875
  • Monograph Title: CICTP 2012: Multimodal Transportation Systems—Convenient, Safe, Cost-Effective, Efficient

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  • Accession Number: 01500605
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784412442
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Nov 12 2013 2:35PM