A relatively recent addition to the streetscape in many BC communities, crosswalk timers seem to be sprouting up all over the place this spring.
Many municipalities are planning to install counters at all full traffic-signaled intersections. The countdown timers provide pedestrians with more information as they decide whether or not to cross the street, thereby making the experience safer and more comfortable.
But ironically, while the evidence suggests that crosswalk timers make crossing the street safer for pedestrians, reducing the likelyhood of collisions with automobiles, a new study suggests that they may be making pedestrian crossings more dangerous – for cars.
To all the drivers getting into trouble because of these benign additions to our communities, HASTe has your fix.