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Friday, March 31 2017 @ 12:33 AM UTC

Do pedestrian buttons actually work?

Biking ElsewhereVia OntarioTrafficman

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Explaining why some pedestrian buttons don't seem to work
https://youtu.be/jn__NOYSdhc

At a typical intersection between a main street and a side street, the pedestrian signal along the main street defaults to walk, so it doesn’t matter whether or not anyone presses the button.
[B' Spokes: Not around here they don't and that irks me. Watch the video to see a better way to make Ped buttons work. Something the article failed to mention by requiring the ped button to be always pushed before the green phase has started and/or requiring a mandatory 90 second "pre-queue" before a pedestrian can start walking DOT is actually encouraging unsafe crossings. "must be programmed to minimize delay, which will increase compliance." (https://www.baltimorespokes.org/article.php?story=20170120183303614)]
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https://ontariotrafficman.wordpress.com/2016/10/03/do-pedestrian-buttons-actually-work/

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