This study investigates changes in pedestrian speed behavior following the implementation of a scramble phase. The aim is to demonstrate the feasibility of automatic collection of pedestrian data; and to study pedestrian speed variations with respect to design changes to intersection crossings. The results show that the average crossing speed is higher after the implementation of the scramble phase. Within the scramble, the average crossing speed is higher for diagonal crossing than side crosswalk crossing. The average crossing speed is lower for pedestrians crossing during the Walk interval. Pedestrians have higher speed through the first half of the crosswalk.

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Keywords automated video-based analysis, pedestrian crossing speed, pedestrian tracking, pedestrian walking behavior, scramble pedestrian phase
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Journal International Journal of Sustainable Transportation
Hediyeh, H. (Houman), Sayed, T. (Tarek), Zaki, M.H. (Mohamed H.), & Ismail, K. (2014). Automated Analysis of Pedestrian Crossing Speed Behavior at Scramble-phase Signalized Intersections Using Computer Vision Techniques. International Journal of Sustainable Transportation, 8(5), 382–397. doi:10.1080/15568318.2012.708098