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Walking in Waterloo Region
An undesired contact occurred between two pedestrians and an automobile in Cambridge yesterday:

https://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1452350
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Level 2 pedestrian crosswalks being recommended at King and Cameron (page 21) and midblock on Walter (page 31).
Everyone move to the back of the bus and we all get home faster.
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(08-06-2018, 01:22 PM)Pheidippides Wrote: Level 2 pedestrian crosswalks being recommended at King and Cameron (page 21) and midblock on Walter (page 31).

Thanks for the info!

They have a bit of a funny error on Page 23, where they have the warrant table, where they state traffic must be < 4,500 vehicles over an 8 hour period, and the actual value is 6,502 and then state that this is satisfied.  Of course, if you look in the actual appendix the number is 6000 - 7,500 vehicles over an 8 hour period.

It's worth noting here though, that this is still an onerous unnecessary and broken process for installing crossings.

Worst, it still requires a warrant of existing crossings, which is just stupid, how engineers don't get this, I cannot comprehend.

There are about 2-3 dozen places (2-3 in Vic park alone) in the city (just where I know of, never mind places I don't frequent), where I think a crossing is warranted, and I know it's warranted based on the local context, whether or not traffic justifies it.  But at each one, this whole study would be required, plus 20k for installation.

*sigh*...

But hey, I'm glad they're putting one in here.

Worth noting these crossings are better in every way than an IPS.  Neither pedestrians, nor drivers have to wait unnecessarily, peds get the right of way immediately, and drivers can proceed when peds are clear, neither of which are true at an IPS.
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...IPS?
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Apparently I'm using that term wrong.

By IPS I meant traffic signals for pedestrians. In the case of Cameron, it would be an IPS because it's at an intersection, but there are other cases where you would put signals, but not at an intersection. For some reason, those have a different name.
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Probably because according to McBob's photo, they have completely different infrastructure surrounding them.
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(08-06-2018, 02:09 PM)danbrotherston Wrote: Worth noting these crossings are better in every way than an IPS.  Neither pedestrians, nor drivers have to wait unnecessarily, peds get the right of way immediately, and drivers can proceed when peds are clear, neither of which are true at an IPS.

I agree so hard.

I hate almost every single pedestrian crossing in the region that uses traditional traffic lights instead of a crossover.
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I'm surprised pedestrian scrambles haven't gotten more attention around here.  I don't know how pilot projects work, but this would be a logical one that would cost very little.  You'd think the only cost would be associated with offering and analyzing statistics related to it.

So everyone knows what they are: "a type of traffic signal movement that temporarily stops all vehicular traffic, thereby allowing pedestrians to cross an intersection in every direction, including diagonally, at the same time."
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Just look how smoothly this could go:

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