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Earlier this week the City of Toronto started using a “Pedestrian Priority” system for controlling the lights at one of the busiest intersections in the city. Basically there’s a period of time when all of the traffic signals are red, allowing pedestrians to cross the intersection diagonally (read this article for a better, more thoroguh explanation). I think this is a fantastic idea and hope that other cities start to adopt it (Toronto has plans to expand it to other intersections if it’s successful – I guess that means if no one gets seriously hurt).

Here’s a time-lapse video of it in action:


Written by The Canuck

August 29, 2008 at 1:17 pm

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  1. Hahaha, how many times have I thought of THAT idea! Finally, someone implementing it! Yay!


    August 30, 2008 at 12:11 pm

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