Decision Maker: Director of City Development
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
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.
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
Executive Member for Climate Change, Transport and Sustainable Development
Contact: Joel Dodsworth, UTMC Manager Highways 0113 378 8128 Email: email@example.com.
Publication date: 31/03/2021
Date of decision: 12/04/2021
Effective from: 20/04/2021
Current call-in Count: 0