Improving traffic signal control for pedestrians

McLeod, F.N., Hounsell, N.B. and Rajbhandari, B. (2004) Improving traffic signal control for pedestrians. In, 12th IEE International Conference on Road Transport Information and Control (RTIC 2004). Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Road Transportation Information and Control, London, April 2004. , IEEE, 268-277.


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The paper is focussed on improving pedestrian crossing facilities through better control methods. Options for improving pedestrian crossing facilities through advances in traffic signal and vehicle and pedestrian detection equipment were discussed by Hounsell et al. (2001). A number of different traffic control strategies were considered in these studies. Some of these were aimed at improving existing facilities without the need for any new controller or detection equipment. These improvements were based on ensuring that signal control parameters are set to appropriate values for the prevailing traffic and pedestrian flow levels. The studies also considered new traffic signal control strategies that would require some modifications to the existing infrastructure. The new traffic control strategies discussed in the paper are: alternative vehicle gap detection; and pedestrian signal priority method.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBNs: 0863413862 (paperback)
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Subjects: T Technology > TE Highway engineering. Roads and pavements
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
ePrint ID: 53766
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
8 October 2004Published
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2008
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 12:32

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