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Bag the Beg Buttons and Countdown Clocks

Pedestrians shouldn’t have to ask for a light
  • Jeff Speck
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Abstract

PEDESTRIAN PUSHBUTTONS at intersections are almost always the wrong solution. How wrong depends on the type. Worst are the ones, often installed by DOTs, where you don’t get a walk signal without pushing. The DOT can move more cars if nobody ever crosses, so these are common in places where the State or County has somehow ended up in charge of signals, including more than a few downtowns. Locals eventually get used to them, but visitors are quickly frustrated, and all pedestrians get the message pretty quickly that they are second-class citizens.

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© Jeff Speck 2018

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