Pedestrian Countdown Signals
Pedestrian countdown signals provide better information to pedestrians by displaying the amount of time you have to safely cross a street.
Each year, we develop an annual pedestrian countdown signals plan that informs where we will next install signals. Locations for these signals are selected and prioritized based on a number of factors including:
- Distance from a controlled crosswalk
- Intersection complexity
- Traffic volume
- Land use
- Speed limit
- Proximity to schools or large populations of seniors
- Ridership at nearby transit stops
The available capital budget, coordination with other capital projects and decisions made by the Standing Policy Committee on Infrastructure Renewal and Public Works also factor into where and when these signals are installed.
The City plans to install more than 30 pedestrian countdown signals in 2019. The City is working through the PCS Implementation Plan in the order listed in the plan (the list reflects the most current information at the date/time of production and is subject to changes without notice).