Pedestrian Timing Policy

The following procedure describes the method used for calculating pedestrian timing for City-owned intersections:

  1. The longest crosswalk for each direction is measured from curb to curb.

  2. The length of the longest crosswalk is divided by a standard walking speed of 1.0 metres per second to determine the time required to cross the intersection.

    A walking speed of 0.9 metres per second will be used for the following:

    • Crossing Guard Locations
    • Senior Facilities adjacent to the intersection

  3. The vehicle clearance interval (Amber and All Red) are subtracted from the calculated time.

  4. A standard 8 seconds walk time (WALK symbol) is added to the total crossing time.

The City of Brampton exceeds the national recommended walking speed of 1.2 metres per second in an effort to make Brampton more accessible.

This policy is in effect as of January 1st, 2016 for all new intersections; existing intersections are continually updated.​