First Accessible Pedestrian Signal Of Its Kind Installed On Livingston Street

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 8:26am

The Wisconsin Council of the Blind and the City of Madison welcome you to attend a short press conference, mini ribbon-cutting ceremony, and demonstration of the new Accessible Pedestrian Signal (APS). Located at an unsignalized intersection, the signal is the first of its kind in Madison.

When:       Wednesday, December 12, 2018 from 4:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Where:      754 Williamson Street, Livingston Street entrance
What:        A short press conference, mini ribbon-cutting ceremony, and demonstration of the new accessible
                 pedestrian signal.

The City of Madison has been installing accessible pedestrian signals at signalized intersections throughout the city by request of residents at locations currently controlled by a traffic signal. These devices help those with vision impairments find the pedestrian button and identify to them when it is appropriate to begin their crossing by way of a locator tone on the button and audible message.

This location is the first of its kind for the City of Madison, combining the use of a Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon crossing and the accessibility of the Accessible Pedestrian Signal equipment to indicate to the user when the flashing yellow beacons are activated.

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