The safety of pedestrians crossing multi-lane road intersections is often threatened by filtering turning vehicles. The introduction of staged pedestrian crossings, where the crossing of departure and approach lanes are treated as two separate tasks, can provide more protection to pedestrians by allowing greater control of the traffic. Related changes to the phasing arrangement such as direction-dependant pedestrian crossing timings can also result in the staged pedestrian crossing increasing the intersection efficiency.
This presentation addresses the design and modelling of staged pedestrian crossings, and gives a phasing example. The presentation is based on the one presented at the IPENZ Transportation Conference, but modified for a more technical audience of traffic signal engineers.
The workshop presentation is available on our website.
2008 Signals NZ User Group (SNUG) Workshop, Whangarei