Pedestrian Movement Characteristics at Signalised Intersections

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This paper presents findings of an investigation of pedestrian movement characteristics at intersection signalised crossings. The main objective of the study was to obtain information on pedestrian crossing speeds used for signal timing purposes, and pedestrian movement start loss and clearance time gain parameters used in pedestrian delay calculations. Surveys were conducted at four signalised intersections of four-lane roads in busy suburban shopping strips. Two surveys were conducted at each site, one on the weekend and one on a weekday. Pedestrian crossing speeds for different sites, weekdays and weekends, queued and unqueued pedestrians, and pedestrians with and without walking difficulty are presented. The results of this study are compared with the findings from the study of pedestrians at mid-block signalised crossings.


BENNETT, S., FELTON, A. and AKÇELIK, R. (2001). Pedestrian Movement Characteristics at Signalised Intersections. Pedestrian Movement Characteristics at Signalised Intersections. Paper presented at the 23rd Conference of Australian Institutes of Transport Research (CAITR 2001), Monash University, Melbourne.

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