Separation of pedestrian and vehicle traffic at signalized intersections

On 25 December 2022, the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg held a round table on separation of pedestrian and vehicle traffic at signalized intersections. Both road experts and representatives of the city authorities were invited for the discussion.

The participants considered Clause 7.2.6 of GOST R 52289-2019, according to which pedestrian and vehicle traffic light phases shall be separated. However, implementation of this requirement leads to longer signal cycles and reduction of street crossing capacity.

Based on the discussions all participants adopted the following resolution:

  1. Pedestrian and vehicular traffic shall be separated at those signalized intersections, where there are more than 120 vehicles/hour and 600 pedestrians/hour turning in one direction.
  2. Implementation of this requirement entails longer time of red signals for all road users.
  3. Considering the above, separation of pedestrian and vehicular traffic is a possible but not universal way to improve traffic safety. The decision on feasibility of such measure shall be taken by traffic management authorities on a case-by-case basis.

The resolution will be a basis for a relevant parliamentary proposal to ROSDORNII and the Russian Ministry of Transport.

It would be a repeated inquiry – this summer the Association of Transport Engineers have approached them with a similar request.

We will follow the situation.