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Barnes Dance (Pedestrian Scramble Phase) warrants?

Barnes Dance (Pedestrian Scramble Phase) warrants?

Barnes Dance (Pedestrian Scramble Phase) warrants?


I'm a civil engineer who is researching traffic engineering, specifically pedestrian traffic engineering.

Are there any specific numerical warrants (a certain number of vehicular-pedestrian collisions per year at an intersection, daily pedestrian volumes, etc.) for an exclusive pedestrian phase aka "Barnes Dance" in the MUTCD or any other traffic engineering manuals of note?

Thank you for your assistance.

RE: Barnes Dance (Pedestrian Scramble Phase) warrants?

I have never seen a "Warrant" for an exclusive pedestrian phase. Most discussion in the traffic literature has been general in nature with phrases such as "heavy" pedestrian traffic often present.

Pages 196-197 of the Signalized Intersections: Imformational Guide has a decent discussion of the options available for pedestrian phasing, including research citations. It is available online at:


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