Over the past couple of months the RMS has been trialling pedestrian countdown timers as an alternative for the ‘flashing red man’ at intersections including the corner of Archer St and Victoria Avenue.
A vigilant resident pieced together the following information:
A response from Council on the status of the timers is included in the Comments section of this page.
In summary of the articles, the intersection of Victoria and Archer Street’s currently have countdown timer’s installed for pedestrians. The SMH article says that they are going to remove these timers (as Victoria&Archer Street is not on the list). I think the timers make the intersection safer and I don’t know why they are being removed?
Not sure if the traffic committee has any influence on the removal of the timers? Also, not sure if the traffic committee has any other data to support the removal of the countdown timers?
I think the countdown timers are good, so unless there is data to support removing the countdown timers at this intersection, it would be good if the traffic committee could try and get the countdown timer to stay at the intersection.