According to the City’s Transportation 2040 Plan, 75% of pedestrian collisions occur at intersections, while a 2012 report said the most common driver action in pedestrian collisions was a left-turning movement.
James says a reason this system hasn’t been widely implemented yet is because pedestrians have not advocated enough.
“I think it’s really important for pedestrians to stand up for their basic right to be able walk safely. People are not aware that they can get that safer head start when walking.” – Sandy James, Walk Metro Vancouver
The installation cost for an LPI is $1,200 per intersection.
In Vancouver only 3% of our intersections are signalized. There are currently 4 LPI intersections in the city, the first one was installed in 2014 at Burrard and Davie streets.