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New York, NY - Pedestrian Countdown Clocks with Video Cameras Expanding

Published on: November 1, 2007 11:36 AM
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New York, NY - The city is going to install 164 pedestrian countdown clocks at 21 intersections along major commercial arteries in all five boroughs in a major expansion of a small pilot project.

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The DOT also intends to mount at least one video camera at each of the intersections to study the reactions of motorists to the clocks at different times of the day.
“You want to measure if they speed up or slow down [as they approach the intersections],” explained one source.
The clocks count down the seconds to the next light change.

The sources said the DOT hopes to collect enough data to determine if it makes sense to invest tens of millions of dollars for countdown capabilities for all of the city’s 85,000 pedestrian crossing signals. [nypost]


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 Nov 01, 2007 at 03:17 PM Anonymous Says:

Monsey has this on Route 59 corner Robert Pit

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 Nov 01, 2007 at 02:05 PM Anonymous Says:

TO anon @ 1:15 PM. The intersection of Lee Av. and Hooper St. does not have a traffic light.

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 Nov 01, 2007 at 01:15 PM scy4851 Says:

12:31
he deserved it!
Let him try crossing against trafic in Eretz Yisroel, in Yerushalayim.

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 Nov 01, 2007 at 12:31 PM machial Says:

Yesterday a 90th police officer gave a ticket for someone crossing against traffic on Lee Ave corner Hooper St

Shame on you

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 Nov 01, 2007 at 12:25 PM Anonymous Says:

They want to do this so they can give more tickets.

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