Peds

Marb_Ped_Button

“Green Light” pedestrian button in Chatham, 2004

Pedestrian signals seemed to be somewhat less common in New Jersey than in other parts of the country, at least in decades past.  Many intersections that were signalized without pedestrian signals included crosswalk buttons that instructed the pedestrian to WAIT FOR GREEN LIGHT, which is something I never quite got.  I suppose pressing the button notified the controller that a pedestrian was waiting, and perhaps the light changed a bit faster as a consequence.  It gave the waiting pedestrian something to do…

 

Updated 11 April 2018 : More to come…