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The City of Chamblee recently installed a scramble crosswalk at the intersection of Chamblee Tucker and Peachtree Roads. The scramble crosswalk operates differently than a standard traffic signal-controlled intersection and allows pedestrians to cross diagonally while vehicles on all sides of the intersection are stopped at a red signal. Engineers believe it is beneficial at this location because of the high amount of pedestrian traffic.
Often called a “Barnes Dance” after the engineer who popularized it or the "exclusive pedestrian interval," access to the intersection alternates between cars and pedestrians. The signals give pedestrians approximately 35 second to cross in all directions. The intersection should be open and fully operational by Friday, Feb. 5, 2021.
One of the world's most heavily used pedestrian scrambles is the Shibuya Crossing at Hachikō Square in Tokyo, where more than 3,000 pedestrians can cross in one scramble.
For more information about the City of Chamblee, please visit www.chambleega.gov.