this report describes the results of a before and after study on the effects of installing an audible signal for pedestrians at a light controlled junction with pedestrian phase in southend-on-sea. after the audible signal had been installed the following changes in pedestrian behaviour were observed to have taken place: (i) the time taken to cross the road by pedestrians crossing during the 'green man' phase decreased by 5 per cent. (ii) pedestrian delay after the onset of the 'green man' phase decreased by over 20 per cent. (iii) for those pedestrians starting to cross during the 'green man' phase a significant reduction was obtained in the proportion failing to complete their crossing before the vehicle green signal began. it was not possible to assess separately the effects on the behaviour of blind pedestrians.(a)

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