WHAT IS THE MESSAGE? AN EVALUATION OF SYMBOLIC PEDESTRIAN SIGNAL DISPLAYS
This paper reports on the results of an experiment conducted as one part of a research project entitled "Urban Intersection Improvements for Pedestrian Safety. " First, a preference survey was made to determine which symbols would most clearly convey the meanings of WALK and DONT WALK to the pedestrian. On the basis of this survey, three sets of symbols were selected for field evaluation in eight U. S. cities. Behavioral, compliance, and user understanding data were collected in order to compare the experimental conditions to the recommended standard pedestrian signal display in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices. Results of the field evaluation are discussed.
- Compendium of Technical Papers of the 47th Annual Meeting of the Institute of Transportation Engineers and the Fourth World Transportation Engineers Conference, Mexico City, October 2-6, 1977.
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- Robertson, H D
- Publication Date: 1977
- Pagination: p. 413-422
- TRT Terms: Pedestrian actuated controllers; Pedestrian phase; Pedestrian traffic; Pedestrians; Traffic control; Traffic control devices; Traffic safety; Urban areas
- Subject Areas: Highways; Operations and Traffic Management; Pedestrians and Bicyclists;
- Accession Number: 00188433
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Engineering Index
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Mar 14 1979 12:00AM