Pedestrian SCOOT uses an interface similar to a pelican crossins's shown here (Image: Secretlondon/Wikipedia)
The Pedestrian SCOOT system follows on from TfL's Pedestrian Countdown program (Image: TfL)
The Pedestrian SCOOT system will be tested on high traffic areas (Image: TfL)
Ever walk halfway across a road only to have the light change and force you to make an undignified rush to the other side? The answer is almost certainly yes. If you’re in London, that may soon be a thing of the past however, with Transport for London announcing upcoming trials of an "intelligent" pedestrian crossing. Called the Pedestrian Split Cycle Offset Optimisation Technique (SCOOT), it’s part of a £2 billion to £4 billion program to improve roads over the next ten years and decrease traffic fatalities in the capital by 40 percent by the year 2020.
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