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Re: Will Queens Bus Redesign really speed things up?

Posted by New Flyer #857 on Fri May 17 15:02:05 2019, in response to Re: Will Queens Bus Redesign really speed things up?, posted by RIPTA42HopeTunnel on Fri May 17 12:37:19 2019.

What I've seen in England is:

No pedestrian input = Green Light
Pedestrian "registers" = Yellow, then Red. Pedestrian gets Walk. Time elapses, Pedestrian gets flashing Don't Walk while traffic gets Flashing Yellow. More time elapses, and it's back to Green.

The Hawk Beacon as described on Wikipedia seems a bit unnecessarily complicated compared to that, because in the system I describe it isn't necessary for drivers to learn new signal aspects (or even to know what type of signal they are at) for it to work.

Plus at a brief glance it seems that a Hawk Beacon malfunctioning to dark (power outage for example) could be interpreted as an "all clear" when there are in fact pedestrians trying to cross.

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