Accessible Pedestrian Signals Overview
Accessible Pedestrian Signals (APS) are devices that communicate information about pedestrian signal timing in non-visual formats such as audible tones, speech messages, and/or vibrating surfaces.
Existing APS Locations
APS Pilot Project
The Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT), in coordination with the Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD) is undertaking a project - Accessible Pedestrian Signals in the Central Loop and Citywide - to research best practices for APS implementation; update the City's procedures and specifications for APS; and pilot new APS at 25-50 intersections of varying types to gain real-world lessons in implementing APS.
Open House Public Meeting
An Open House Public Meeting was held July 18, 2019 at City Hall to introduce the project, APS prioritized locations, and sample equipment, and to receive input on the proposed improvements from the public.
The following exhibits were presented at the meeting:
Station 1 – Project Overview
Station 2 – Proposed Locations
Station 3 – APS Operation
Any feedback on the project may be emailed to: CDOTAPS@cityofchicago.org.
Comments will be accepted through August 8, 2019.
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