Study Details

Study Title: Pedestrian Countdown Signals: Experience with an Extensive Pilot Installation

Authors: Markowitz et al.

Publication Date: JAN, 2006

Abstract: San Francisco, Ca, Usa's Pilot Pedestrian Countdown Signals Were Associated With A Decrease In Pedestrian Injuries And Fewer Pedestrians Finishing Crossing On Red. This Feature Discusses The Impacts Of The Popular Devices On Collisions, Pedestrian Behavior And Attitudes, Motorist Behavior And Signal Maintenance Needs.

Study Citation: Markowitz, F., Sciortino, S., Fleck, J. L., and Yee, B. M., "Pedestrian Countdown Signals: Experience with an Extensive Pilot Installation." Institute of Transportation Engineers Journal, Vol. January 2006, ITE, (1-1-2006) pp. 43-48. Updated by Memorandum, Olea, R., "Collision changes 2002-2004 and countdown signals," (February 7th, 2006)

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CMFs Associated With This Study

Category: Intersection traffic control

Countermeasure: Replace existing WALK / DON'T WALK signals with pedestrian countdown signal heads

CMF CRF(%) Quality Crash Type Crash Severity Roadway Type Area Type
0.75 25 1 Star Vehicle/pedestrian A,B,C Not specified Urban