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Wednesday, June 20 2018 @ 12:17 AM UTC

ADJUST SIGNAL CONTROLS TO MAKE WALKING SAFER

Biking Elsewhere -> The State Smart Transportation Initiative reports adjusting signal controls is one simple way that transportation agencies can start tipping the balance in favor of those on foot. This month's ITE Journal (http://bit.ly/2LEJSAW) explains: "[L]egacy signal timing policies at intersections have prioritized vehicular movements, leading to large and sometimes unnecessary delays for pedestrians. Because pedestrian trips are short, delays at signalized intersections can affect pedestrians disproportionately and are a key factor in pedestrian non-compliance." The ITE article outlines a range of improvement options including leading pedestrian intervals, exclusive pedestrian phases (the Barnes Dance), shorter cycle lengths, and other ways of coordinating pedestrian and vehicle phases. http://bit.ly/2LKCgwT

from CenterLines, the e-newsletter of the National Center for Bicycling & Walking.

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