At CCD, much of our work is on transport systems and we are always interested in designs that help improve the passenger, or in this case, pedestrian experience.
Transport for London are conducting an interesting trial in to the use of countdown indicators on pedestrian crossings. The countdown signal shows the person crossing how long you have to cross the road after the "green man" light has gone out and before the red man light goes on.
As an intial reaction it seems like a positive step in giving more information to the passenger, removing a source of stress and uncertainty, etc.
Of course the really useful information would be to show how long until the traffic is stopped and you can cross!
Find out more about the trial at www.tfl.gov.uk/pedestriancountdown
Labels: pedestrian, road, safety