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.
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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:
- No. 3 Rd and Granville Ave
- No. 3 Rd and Park Rd
- No. 3 Rd and Cook Rd
- No. 3 Rd and Brighouse Bus Mall
- No. 3 Rd and Saba Rd
- No. 3 Rd and Westminster Hwy
- No. 3 Rd and Ackroyd Rd
- No. 3 Rd and Lansdowne Rd
- No. 3 Rd and Lansdowne Mall Rd (North/South only)
- No. 3 Rd and Alderbridge Way
- No. 3 Rd and Leslie Rd
- No. 3 Rd and Cambie Rd
- No. 3 Rd and Yaohan Mall (North/South only)
- Hazelbridge Way and Cambie Rd
- Buswell Rd and Saba Rd
- Minoru Blvd and Westminster Hwy
- Minoru Blvd and Granville Ave
- Gilbert Rd and Westminster Hwy
- Gilbert Rd and Granville Ave
- No. 1 Rd and Moncton St.