Accessible Pedestrian Signals

Submitted by ub on Thu, 01/19/2012 - 16:37

Tomorrow, NYC Council Member James Vacca will join Bronx DOT Commissioner Connie Moran at the newly-installed accessible pedestrian signal on Morris Park Avenue, just west of Eastchester Road, in order to highlight the fact that these important devices have now come to the Bronx.

Beginning in September, the Department of Transportation (DOT) began installing these signals throughout the City in order to provide pedestrians, especially those who are visually-impaired as well as seniors, with an easier way of knowing when it is safe to cross the street. The devices emit a distinctive “chirping” sound when the pedestrian has the “walk” signal. As chair of the City Council Transportation Committee, Vacca has been an advocate for the installation of these important tools, and is proud that the Bronx’s first audible crosswalk is located in his district.

WHO: Council Member James Vacca, Bronx DOT Commissioner Connie Moran, members of the visually-impaired community.

WHAT: Photo opportunity at new audible pedestrian signal

WHEN: Friday, January 20, 2011 @ 2:30 PM

WHERE: 1300 Morris Park Avenue (just west of Eastchester Rd), Bronx