NYC Triples Crossing Signals for Visually Impaired

November 25, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

The number of accessible pedestrian signals (APS) installed each year will triple from 25 to 75 beginning in 2015. APS provide audible tones and messages at intersections, so people who are visually impaired can cross the street.

There are about 360,000 New Yorkers who are visually impaired, said Council member Mark Levine, who sponsored the bill.

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City Council passed a bill Tuesday to increase the number of APS installed every year.

There are currently 96 APS and 12,000 intersections citywide, Levine said.

The city began installing APS in 2011 to make streets safer. A list of locations of accessible intersections can be found online.