The City is striving to make its pedestrian system accessible to all citizens who want to use it. Ramps are being installed on the ends of sidewalks at crosswalks to assist those with mobility challenges to access the sidewalks.
Sound accompanying more and more signalized crosswalks, called Accessible Pedestrian Systems, advises low vision pedestrians when it is safe to cross the street and points them in the right direction.
Push buttons at signalized crosswalks are being moved so they are accessible by more pedestrians. Sometimes the buttons are moved to a different leg of a signalized intersection where less vehicle traffic would be encountered by a crossing pedestrian. Instead of the standard hand and man symbols showing when it is safe for a pedestrian to cross the street, the City is also installing displays at more and more crossings that count down how much time a pedestrian has left to cross the street.