Have you noticed those no-touch signs on pedestrian signal buttons? During the early months of pandemic, the LA Department of Transportation (LADOT) deactivated many of these buttons, making them touch-free by turning on automatic walk cycles.
Having had negligible impacts on traffic congestion and delay, the LA Pedestrian Advisory Committee recently called on the department to make them permanent. Consistent and reliable walk cycles not only make our streets safer but treat those walking and rolling, our essential workers, our seniors and our children with dignity.
Check out the full letter below: