The issue has come up for how best the City can keep pedestrians and cyclists safe during the unprecedented challenges of COVID-19. The City has completed the following as a pro-active, precautionary measure to limit the surfaces that pedestrians need to touch while walking throughout Emeryville:
- The City has temporarily automated the pedestrian crossings at all of the City’s traffic signals for the duration of the Alameda County Health Officer “Shelter-In-Place” Order (No. 20-04).
- The walk signal will appear without the need to touch the Pedestrian Push Button and signage has been installed to inform pedestrians/bicyclists at the intersection.
- The pedestrian buttons will not be covered and they will still be energized/functioning. The buttons are still needed as audio/feedback [CLICK HERE TO ENLARGE]
cues for ADA compliance.
- We have converted all intersections under control/maintenance of City of Emeryville.
The City will continue to look for additional pro-active measures that we can implement in the City to help our community better face the challenges presented by the COVID-19 emergency.