The City is piloting new accessible pedestrian signal technology at six different intersections across the city. New features include:
- A locator tone, which is a soft audible beeping sound. It will always be on to help visually impaired pedestrians identify a crosswalk with accessible features.
- Arrows that will indicate to pedestrians which direction they are crossing. The arrows have tactile features and vibrate when the walk signal is on, which helps pedestrians who are hearing impaired.
- Audible tones that automatically adjust to ambient noise. Currently APS are only programmed to be used during certain hours of the day to minimize disruption to nearby residents overnight. Automatic adjustments to ambient sound will allow the APS to be activated at all times.
Two of the six new signals have been installed, with four more to be put in shortly. Over the next three months, the City will monitor how the new signals are being used to evaluate how the program will move forward.
You can find the new APS located at:
- Northmount Drive and 4 Street N.W.
- 12 Avenue S.W. and 9 Street S.W.
- 13 Avenue S.W. and 4 Street S.W.
- Richmond Road and 50 Street S.W.
- 7 Avenue S.E. and 1 Street S.E.
- Riverbend Gate/Riverglen Drive and 18 Street S.E.
For more information about the new signals, visit calgary.ca.