Pedestrian Timing Guidelines
In November 2018, the City updated its pedestrian timing guidelines to provide more time for vulnerable pedestrians to cross at signalised intersections. Currently, all signalised intersections are timed to accommodate pedestrians crossing at a walk speed of 1.0 metre/second. The updated guidelines provides the flexibility to provide a walk speed less than 1.0 metre/second for older pedestrians and for pedestrians using assistive devices.
The purpose of this document is to update the 2007 methodology to provide guidance to City staff and consultants on the procedure to be adopted when designing pedestrian signal timings at signalised intersections.