Guidance on Signal Control Strategies for Pedestrians to Improve Walkability

Traditional signal timing practices often prioritize vehicular movements at signalized intersections over other system users. However, an increase in nonmotorized modes, especially in urban areas, has led to greater consideration of the actual operating environment and incorporates the needs of all users. In this article, a number of pedestrian-focused signal -control strategies are presented along with expected impacts on and recommendations for what might meet the needs based on activity and context. Generally, there is no one solution for all situations. Implementation of a control strategy depends upon operational objectives and intersection characteristics. Ultimately, tradeoffs in delays between user groups should be addressed to prioritize different modes based upon time of day.

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  • Authors:
    • Kothuri, Sirisha
    • Smaglik, Edward
    • Kading, Andrew
    • Sobie, Christopher
    • Koonce, Peter
  • Publication Date: 2018-5


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01673224
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 23 2018 10:28AM