Discussion in 'Transportation and Infrastructure' started by W. K. Lis, Mar 18, 2009.
Check out the video.
On the surface looks like a very cool system especially at night, hard to miss the blinking lights. Only consern would be that the touch pad may not be so snow plow friendly.
Ugh, it seems like the stupid snow ruins everything. Grass-covered LRT ROWs? Nope, can't do it because of the snow. Fancy crosswalks? Snow.
The winter makes us miserable enough as it is, does it have to keep us from having nice things in the summer too?
Maybe have it under the surface, like the sensors for advanced lights or left turn signals for cars?
Snow plows tend to remove more then just snow...let's be practical okay. There's nothing wrong with the lights in the pavement, so we can keep the botton on the hydro pole to activate.
Vancouver experimented with one [non-signallized] crosswalk with flight lights embedded in the pavement back in 2001 - it found that drivers were confused by the configuration. The lights also do not illuminate the pedestrian very well at night, so all that you may see are the flashing lights in the pavement.
I think Vancouver has reverted back to the floodlight type lights that illuminate the crosswalk (and the pedestrian) for non-signallized crosswalks across major streets.
I noticed in California the drivers would stop at pedestrian crossings if there was someone wanting to cross... haven't seen it in Canada very much except Nova Scotia.
^ I crossed at crosswalks wothout pressing the button that activates the ligghts, and motorists still stop.
Tapping a foot? Sounds like fun
You don't get out much?
I certainly stop for pedestrians when I see them wanting to cross and I've seen others do so as well.