The City of Brampton exceeds the national recommended walking speed of 1.2 metres per second in an effort to make Brampton more accessible.
The following procedure describes the method used for calculating pedestrian timing for City-owned intersections:
The longest crosswalk for each direction is measured from curb to curb.
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 is used for the following:
The vehicle clearance interval (Amber and All Red) is subtracted from the calculated time.
A standard 8 seconds walk time (WALK symbol) is added to the total crossing time.