Countdown pedestrian signals

image of pedestrian signal with countdown featureThese signals display the number of seconds before the walk signal changes.

Benefits:

  • Provide additional information to pedestrians, allowing them to judge whether they have time to cross the street before the signal change
  • Pedestrians can use this information to adjust their speeds

This is of especial benefit to the elderly, who walk, on average, 25% slower than other pedestrians.