Only 11 Intersections in Chicago Have Accessible Pedestrian Signals
Accessible pedestrian signals consist of two parts: a visual element and an audible element that makes a “tock” sound. Each part of an accessible pedestrian signal is activated by a separate button.
Chicago is behind other US cities in terms of pedestrian accessibility, as only 11 intersections out of 2,672 have accessible pedestrian signals. Chicago leadership plans to improve accessibility by installing 100 new accessible pedestrian signals in the next two years, but Disability Rights Advocates filed a class action lawsuit that alleges that this is not a sufficient fix. “Sighted people wouldn’t accept having safety information about [...]