Journal of the Transportation Research Forum
Pedestrians with experience at a certain intersection learn the length of signal cycle, the phase change pattern of the signal, and the order in which traffic flow is released. These pedestrians have a higher chance of noncompliance with traffic signals. Most of the noncomplying pedestrians save a small amount of time, less than 18 seconds, by crossing the road shortly before the onset of the WALK signal indication. The study agrees with other studies done in the past that pedestrians ignore the traffic signals. They do so in order to reduce their own time delays.
Copyright © 2001, Eno Transportation Foundation
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Eustace, Deogratias, "Pedestrian Reaction to Crossing Signal Delay" (2001). Civil and Environmental Engineering and Engineering Mechanics Faculty Publications. 4.