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How Many Traffic Signals are in York Region?
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How are Signalized Intersections Timed?The Regional Municipality of York uses several timing plans to co-ordinate signals to move the flow of traffic. These periods are generally:
These timings are implemented Monday to Friday. Weekend plans are used upon demand as traffic patterns change.
Traffic patterns are identified by:
Timing of signalized intersections is based on vehicle volume demands, with the majority of time given to the demand requirements. This operation holds the intersection in "Major Street Green" state until such a time as the coordination terminates to the minor street if the demand is present.
Advance arrow phases are developed for intersections on a case by case
basis, and must meet the needed requirements. These advance phases are either omitted or added depending on the impact they may have on opposing traffic flow.
During the overnight period, intersections run in "free" mode and traffic signals are not coordinated. This allows for a much quicker turnover to the minor street. The phasing on the minor street will turn green and run the minimum green time, which is generally 10 seconds. If there are no additional presences of vehicles it will terminate to the major street. However, if more vehicles are detected it will run to its maximum time, generally 30 seconds.
How are Vehicles Detected?
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