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.

APS News
Mayor Lightfoot Announces a Major Increase in Accessible Pedestrian Signals at Intersections Across Chicago

Existing APS Locations

  • 840 South Canal Street – passive APS
  • North Elston Avenue and North Pulaski Road – passive APS
  • North Elston Avenue and North Lieb Avenue
  • South Lake Park Avenue and East 55th Street – passive APS
  • North Lake Shore Drive (local) and West Roscoe Street
  • North Lincoln Avenue and West Catalpa Avenue – passive APS
  • North Sheridan Road and West Thorndale Avenue
  • South State Street and 33rd Street – passive APS
  • South State Street and Jackson Boulevard – passive APS
  • South Western Avenue and West 48th Place
  • South Wood Street and West Roosevelt Road – passive APS

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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