At about 80 intersections in the Cape Town city centre all the traffic lights change to red at the same time, giving pedestrians the chance to cross the street without fear of passing cars.
Pedestrian control is part of a larger project to improve traffic signal timing at the 110 intersections in Cape Town’s central business district, a project that started in August 2014.
Mayoral committee member for transport for Cape Town Brett Herron said: “Unlike parallel pedestrian signal control systems, where vehicles and pedestrians compete for the same road space, exclusive pedestrian control gives pedestrians their own allotted time in the signal cycle.”
Source: Times Live
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