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Posted on: April 16, 2020

Emeryville Pedestrian Crossings Have Been Temporarily Automated

Pedestrian Crossing Sign

The issue has come up for how best the City can keep pedestrians and cyclists safe during the unprecedented challenges of COVID-19. The City has completed the following as a pro-active, precautionary measures to limit the surfaces that pedestrians need to touch while walking throughout Emeryville:

  1. The City has temporarily automated the pedestrian crossings at all of the City’s traffic signals for the duration of the Alameda County Health Officer “Shelter-In-Place” Order (No. 20-04).
  2. The walk signal will appear without the need to touch the Pedestrian Push Button and signage has been installed to inform pedestrians/bicyclists at the intersection.
  3. The pedestrian buttons will not be covered and they will still be energized/functioning. The buttons are still needed as audio/feedback    [CLICK HERE TO ENLARGE]
    cues for ADA compliance.
  4. We have converted all intersections under control/maintenance of City of Emeryville.

The City will continue to look for additional pro-active measures that we can implement in the City to help our community better face the challenges presented by the COVID-19 emergency.

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