Traffic Signals

Traffic Signal 

The City of Brampton operates and repairs traffic signals and related electrical devices, such as pedestrian push-button devices and flashing 40 km/h school zone signs. The City uses a traffic computer system to coordinate traffic signals at City, Region of Peel, Ministry of Transportation, and 407 ETR intersections. Our goal is to move the greatest number of vehicles through a network of signalized intersections with minimal stops and delays in a safe and efficient manner.

The following factors are considered when coordinating signals:

  • Distance between signalized intersections
  • Pedestrian traffic
  • On-street parking
  • Bus stops
  • Traffic volume
  • Speed limit
  • Left turn signals

A well-managed, coordinated traffic control system reduces:

  • Fuel consumption
  • Travel time
  • Traffic congestion
  • Accidents
  • Pollution

Accessible Pedestrian Signal (APS)

APS Device on PoleAn Accessible Pedestrian Signal (APS) helps visually impaired pedestrians safely cross a street. Non-visual information, such as audible tones, raised directional arrows, and vibrating push buttons, are used along with the pedestrian WALK display. Click here to view locations.

 

Mid-Block Pedestrian Signal (MPS)

Mid-Block SignalA Mid-Block Pedestrian Signal (MPS) is a traffic signal designed to assist pedestrians to safely cross a busy street between intersections. MPSs are installed where there are high pedestrian volumes. Vehicle stop bars are kept 1 metre from the crosswalk to minimize conflicts with pedestrians.

 

Pedestrian Countdown Timers

Pedestrian Countdown SignalThe City of Brampton has implemented a new policy to install pedestrian countdown timers at all new and upgraded traffic signals. The timer counts down when the flashing orange hand symbol is displayed to indicate to the pedestrian how much time they have to safely cross.