Thursday, January 19, 2012

Audible Traffic Signals Unveiled in the Bronx

Here is one of those inventions that make you wonder why it was not discovered sooner. Audible crosswalks have come to the Bronx, thanks to Councilman Vacca and DOT Commissioner Connie Moran. Better audible crosswalks than a ticket generating cameras at every stop light.


Tomorrow afternoon, Council Member James Vacca will join Bronx DOT Commissioner Connie Moran at the recently-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: In front of 1300 Morris Park Avenue (just west of Eastchester Rd), Bronx

1 comment:

rnc said...

Are any of the neighbors concerned about the distinct "chirping?"