​​Pedestrian countdown timers

​​The problem

Pedestrians darting across the road at the last minute or taking longer to cross than expected can cause traffic flow to breakdown and increase driver frustration. This can become dangerous for all involved and cause increased congestion, especially during peak hours.

The solution

The introduction of pedestrian countdown timers, which replace the flashing red man, inform pedestrians of how many seconds they have left to cross the road. This means pedestrians are less likely to cross when there is not enough time to finish crossing safely, improving the intersection efficiency for both pedestrians and motorists, helping you get to your destination quicker.

When and where

Following the success of our pedestrian countdown timers trial, we are rolling out further timers at key crossings across the network.

The following locations will be fitted with pedestrian countdown timers by June 2017:

  • St Georges Tce (Near King St, Perth)
  • St Georges Tce (Near Sherwood Ct, Perth)
  • St Georges Tce (Near Howard St, Perth)
  • Victoria St (Great Eastern Hwy, outside Midland Railway Station, Swan)
  • South St (Near Paget St, Hilton)
  • Great Eastern Hwy (at Old Great Northern Highway West of Helena St, Swan)
  • Fitzgerald St (Near View St, North Perth)
  • Beaufort St (Near Ninth Ave, Inglewood)
  • Chapman Rd (Near Armstrong St, Geraldton)
  • Hannan St (Near Cassidy St, Kalgoorlie)
  • Stirling St Pelican Crossing (Bunbury)
  • Railway Rd (Near Evans St and Morgan St, Shenton Park)
  • Sanford St (Near Durlacher St, Geraldton)
  • Cape St (Near Tyler St, Tuart Hill)
  • Wilson St (Near Wearne Ln, Kalgoorlie)
  • Gugeri St (Near Bay View Tce, Claremont)
  • Commerce Ave Pelican Crossing (Armadale)
  • Curtin Ave (Near Grant St, Cottesloe)
  • Curtin Ave (Near Port Beach Rd, North Fremantle)
  • Canning Hwy (Near Hope Rd, Melville)
  • Roberts Rd (Near Hamilton St, Subiaco)
  • Amelia St (Near Collier Ave, Stirling)
  • South West Hwy (Near Pitman Way, Byford)

Click here to view last year's locations installed with pedestrian countdown timers.

Last Updated: 20 January 2017