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Accessible Pedestrian Signals

Increasing safety for pedestrians with visual and hearing impairments

Why install them?

Intersections and traffic signals have become more complex, and we want to increase safety for pedestrians with hearing and visual impairments to accurately determine the timing of some crossing signals. Read more about accessibility and MnDOT.

 

For more info

Jerry Kotzenmacher

MnDOT Office of Traffic, Safety and Technology

651-234-7054


What are accessible pedestrian signals?

image of man next to accessible pedestrian signal

Accessible pedestrian signals provide directions in alternative formats such as:

 

They also provide pedestrians with information about:

 

Audible signals

Audible signals can be heard six to twelve feet from the pushbutton. Volumes become louder or softer in response to level of traffic noise. Audible signals provide information using:

 

Tactile signals

Tactile signals are located at the pushbutton. Tactile signals provide information using:

 

Benefits