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Guidelines for Understanding, Use and Implementation of Accessible Pedestrian Signals (2008)


This publication on accessible pedestrian signals (APS) contains guidelines that were prepared in response to:

  • the evolving needs of people with vision loss;
  • technological advances in the accessible pedestrian signals industry; and
  • the need to address the high degree of variability amongst APS installations in Canada.

The publication’s objective is to act as a set of stand-alone national guidelines for the understanding, use and implementation of APS in Canada and to expand upon the APS provisions within the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Canada.

The guidelines are intended to provide deploying agencies with practical information on public liaison, accessible pedestrian signals installation prioritization and design, installation, operations and maintenance. Above all, they are intended to provide the instructions necessary to meet the accessible pedestrian signal needs of people with vision loss.

Disponible en français : Lignes directrices pour la compréhension, l’utilisation et la mise en oeuvre des signaux sonores pour piétons (2008)


Topic:Traffic operations and management
Focus Area:Safety, Design and Operations
Publication code: PTM-ACCPED-E
Pages: 58
Publication year: 2008
Media type: ebook, print
Publication type: National Guidelines
Publication date: May 27, 2008
Member price: $59.00
Regular price: $79.00