Q&A - I Need Pedestrian Controlled Signal Data
QUESTION: I was involved in a collision at West 59th Avenue and Oak Street in Vancouver. Would you would be able to direct me to the appropriate source to retrieve data from that specific traffic light? If possible, the information I am seeking pertains to whether or not that pedestrian controlled traffic signal was red, yellow, or green light on a particular date and time.
ANSWER: The City of Vancouver will provide traffic signal timing reports for court purposes. The cost is $450 and it will contain the following information:
- The type of traffic signal at the intersection
- Traffic signal timing
- Records of any maintenance done at or around the time of the collision
Signal timing can be complicated and this document from the Govenment of BC explains how a signal timing sheet is constructed.
Do traffic signal controllers store data about their operation such as this person requests? I was not able to find any information suggesting that they did but I will inquire and share the information here if I find any.