To improve pedestrian safety and reduce traffic congestion, the city of Santa Clarita will use a pedestrian scramble traffic cycle at Seco Canyon Road and Decoro Drive during the school year, beginning Tuesday, Aug. 13.
Drivers and pedestrians using the intersection, which is adjacent to Santa Clarita Elementary School and Arroyo Seco Junior High School, will notice the new cycle during the schools’ morning drop-off and afternoon dismissal times.
Due to the high volume of pedestrians crossing at the intrsection and vehicular traffic during these times, the traffic signal will be modified to include a pedestrian scramble phase sequence. This phase enables all pedestrians to cross the intersection simultaneously while all vehicular traffic is stopped.
This timing eliminates vehicular-pedestrian conflicts, making it safer for students and families to cross the street. Additionally, traffic circulation will be greatly improved because vehicles will no longer need to wait for high volumes of pedestrians to cross the street during a green light before they can make a turn.
The new pedestrian scramble phase will operate on school days only. On non-school days and during times other than those identified, the signal at this intersection will follow a standard signal operation sequence.
For more information about the implementation of the pedestrian scramble phase, please contact the city of Santa Clarita’s Traffic Signal System Administrator, Cesar Romo, at firstname.lastname@example.org.