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Sensor Activated Pedestrian Crossing Buttons Installed In Dublin

Emma Tyrrell
Emma Tyrrell

08:54 23 Sep 2020


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New "no touch" pedestrian crossing buttons have been installed on a number of Dublin streets.

The technology has emerged on the likes of O'Connell Street and Dame Street in a bid to cut down on the numbers touching the same surface.

The city council had announced in July that it was trying out the sensor activated system on Nassau Street as part of it's Covid-19 mobility measures.

The local authority says the technology is now being rolled out to several thousand push buttons.

In a statement it says it has worked out a way of integrating the sensors into the existing infrastructure, so that it will eventually feature in the majority of buttons.

City centre signals will be the first to see the new feature, with other areas getting the technology over the coming weeks and months.

Wait times

The local authority has also reduced waiting times for pedestrians in order to limit the numbers gathering at crossings.

Cities such as LA and Sydney have introduced automatic timers for walkers in order to limit the spread of the virus by allowing people to avoid touching the buttons.

However some crossings in Dublin already had automation in place before the pandemic.

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