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TfL studies pedestrian priority at traffic signals

Transport for London is to trial extending green man times at traffic signals when there are heavy pedestrian flows, such as after major events.

The trials will see pedestrian detection technology incorporated into the SCOOT (Split Cycle Offset Optimisation Technique). SCOOT is an adaptive system that responds automatically to fluctuations in traffic flow recorded by sensors embedded in the road. Around 40% of the capital’s 6,000 sets of traffic signals now utilise SCOOT and TfL aims to...

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