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Modeling of Pedestrians Crossing at Signalized Intersections
American Journal of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Vol.3 , No. 4, Publication Date: Sep. 3, 2018, Page: 83-86
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Yazan Issa, Department of Civil Engineering, Fahad Bin Sultan University, Tabuk, Saudi Arabia.


In Saudi Arabia, pedestrian violation is a major cause of pedestrian traffic accidents. The main objective of this study is to enhance traffic signals utilization through organizing and managing pedestrian’s crosswalks at signalized intersections. The study was conducted at two signalized intersections on King Saud Road in Tabuk city. Field measurements signal timing, and pedestrian’s volume was counted during the peak hour. The average arrival rate was calculated to be 282 pedestrians/ hour, and average service rate was 156 pedestrians/ hour. The study proposed a model connecting between crossing pedestrians and signal timing based on actual field measurements at the studied area. The study results indicated that average pedestrian’s waiting time at the two intersections is 26.5 and 25 seconds respectively. The present study found that the model can be used to design the pedestrian signal, since green time is the main element of model output.


Pedestrian Behavior, Crosswalk, Signal Timing, Queuing Theory, Model Notation


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