Richmond adds 20 touch-free crosswalk signals to reduce coronavirus spread

Apr 21 2020, 4:20 pm

As part of its ongoing efforts to reduce the spread and transmission of coronavirus, the City of Richmond has added 20 touch-free crosswalk signals to various locations throughout the community.

“In our effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19, we have automated 20 high volume pedestrian crosswalk locations in Richmond,” the city states on its website.

According to the city, the crossing signals will operate on a 24-hour cycle and activate every few minutes, based on traffic. They will also be “clearly marked” with temporary signage above the buttons.

While they are automatic, the city adds that the press-button function will still be operational, but those who do choose to press one are asked to do so “hygienically.”

The temporary automated crosswalk locations include the following:

  1. No. 3 Rd and Granville Ave
  2. No. 3 Rd and Park Rd
  3. No. 3 Rd and Cook Rd
  4. No. 3 Rd and Brighouse Bus Mall
  5. No. 3 Rd and Saba Rd
  6. No. 3 Rd and Westminster Hwy
  7. No. 3 Rd and Ackroyd Rd
  8. No. 3 Rd and Lansdowne Rd
  9. No. 3 Rd and Lansdowne Mall Rd (North/South only)
  10. No. 3 Rd and Alderbridge Way
  11. No. 3 Rd and Leslie Rd
  12. No. 3 Rd and Cambie Rd
  13. No. 3 Rd and Yaohan Mall (North/South only)
  14. Hazelbridge Way and Cambie Rd
  15. Buswell Rd and Saba Rd
  16. Minoru Blvd and Westminster Hwy
  17. Minoru Blvd and Granville Ave
  18. Gilbert Rd and Westminster Hwy
  19. Gilbert Rd and Granville Ave
  20. No. 1 Rd and Moncton St.