Unquestionably, the pedestrian is the weakest participant in street traffic. Therefore, local authorities and all other responsible instances must develop solutions which pay special attention to the situations and needs of pedestrians. First and foremost, this means creating a genuine feeling of security for pedestrians in spite of the frequently stressful situations in our streets.
A large number of research projects have shown that this goal, particularly at traffic lights, can best be achieved if clear information is presented. Pedestrians feel well-protected with simple operation, reliable information and clear signals. In addition, they show the necessary patience when waiting for the green light. This reduces the number of pedestrians crossing on a red light.