Mobile Device

The City is working with a number of pedestrian advocacy groups and will be deploying two pedestrian-oriented applications.  One of these applications utilizes a specially designed mobile device that supports the visually challenged by using the geometric information about the intersection and the signal timing information transmitted by the intersection to assist the pedestrian in crossing the street. 

Up to one hundred visually challenged individuals will participate in this pilot which will provide important information regarding the viability of using this technology to help the visually challenged more safely and confidently navigate the city street.