Decision details

Traffic Signal Operation at Standalone Crossings

Reference: D52949

Decision Maker: Director of City Development

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

Following site trials and review, to give approval of an updated approach and practice for traffic signal operation at standalone signal controlled crossings related to:

Design walking speed and cycle clearance times; pedestrian waiting time; signal control strategy; use of technology to improve walking/cycling experience; and operation in the absence of demand.

Decision:

The Chief Officer (Highways & Transportation): 

a)  Noted the contents of this report; and

b)  Approved the proposed policy regarding traffic signal operation at standalone signal controlled crossings for:

i.  Walking speed: A reduction in design walking speed from 1.2 m/s to 0.8 m/s and adoption of LTN 1/20 cycle clearance times.

ii.  Maximum waiting time: Adoption of a maximum 25 second pedestrian waiting time unless there are specific mitigating factors.

iii.  Control method: Implementation of the MOVA control strategy at all new crossings outside the City Centre with bespoke conditioning to minimise pedestrian waiting times based on the Pre-Timed Max concept.

iv.  Pedestrian demand: Adoption of a feature that places pedestrian demands without the need to press the button at all new/refurbished crossings, subject to successful trials. This also applies to people on bikes waiting at Toucan and/or cycle crossings.

v.  Green man extension: Adoption of dynamic green man extensions using kerbside detectors at all new/refurbished crossings, subject to successful trials.

vi.  Operation: Adoption of reversion to all-red in the absence of any demands, with the exception of the City Centre where reversion will be to the green man. This will be reviewed on a site-by-site basis.

Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Briefing with the Executive Member for Climate Change, Transport and Sustainable Development

Consultees

Executive Member for Climate Change, Transport and Sustainable Development

Contact: Joel Dodsworth, UTMC Manager Highways 0113 378 8128 Email: joel.dodsworth@leeds.gov.uk.

Publication date: 31/03/2021

Date of decision: 12/04/2021

Effective from: 20/04/2021

Current call-in Count: 0

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