Touchless Pedestrian Crossings

Touchless Pedestrian Crossings

Thursday 21st Jan 2021

Conwy County Borough Council is trialling touchless pedestrian crossings to increase public safety.

Touchless button crossings have been installed outside Marks and Spencer on Mostyn Street in Llandudno and near Ysgol Bryn Elian on Abergele Road in Old Colwyn, as part of a three month trial.

Instead of pressing a button, pedestrians just need to wave their hand in front of the button to activate the crossing. The design aims to help reduce people’s exposure to contact viruses commonly found on push buttons, including Covid-19.

“So far the trial is going well, with about 40% of users taking advantage of the technology,” said Cllr Greg Robbins, Cabinet Member for Environment and Transportation. “If we continue to get good results, we will bid for funding from Welsh Government to install more of these crossings.”