6City Council and Public Involvements Complaints from publicRequests from Commission on DisabilityFeasibility study directed by the City Council’sTransportation CommitteeStudy presented to City Council
7What is an Accessible Pedestrian Signal (APS) ? A device that communicates information about pedestrian timing at signalized intersections to the visually impaired.
8FeaturesLocator tone: provides info regarding existence and location of ped pushbuttonsPush button: places a call for the “WALK” signal and activates the APSVibro-tactile arrow: indicates the direction of travel and emits a distinguishable tone as it vibrates during “WALK” phases
9Ped-actuated Pedestrian Crossing Pushbutton activates accessible ped signal and the WALK interval
10Pre-timed & Rest-in-Walk Pedestrian Crossing Pushbutton activates accessible ped signals only. WALK interval is on recall.
12ApplicationsIntersections adjacent to a major pedestrian traffic generator such as transit centers, municipal facilities, shopping centers, etc.New signalized locationsIntersections with left turn phasing or multiple phasingIntersections at light rail crossingsLocations frequently used by individuals with visual disability
18Cost $1,100 per APS unit including labor and material $650 per regular pushbuttonA typical four-leg intersection requires 8 APS units, which amounts to $8,800 per intersection.
19Conclusion Well received by the Commission on Disability Positive feedback from the publicDeveloped comprehensive application guidelinesApproached by other agencies to share experienceExplore additional features to provide more benefits