Pedestrian Signal Basics
The Walking Person indication is normally seven seconds long and tells pedestrians that they may start crossing the intersection. The Walking Person may not stay on during your entire crossing. At some locations where there are many pedestrians crossing, a longer Walking Person interval may be used.
Flashing Hand & Steady Hand (Don't Walk)
The pedestrian clearance interval consists of a Flashing Hand signal. Pedestrians should complete their crossing, however, they should not begin crossing on the Flashing Hand signal. The clearance interval is based on the street width and a typical pedestrian walking speed of 1.2 metres per second. If pedestrian usage studies show that there is a large percentage of very young or elderly pedestrians using the crossing, the walking speed may be reduced to 1.0 metres per second.
The Steady Hand signal means that a pedestrian should NOT enter or cross the street.