Richmond automates 20 crosswalks to reduce COVID-19 spread

The City of Richmond has automated 20 high-use pedestrian crosswalks in an effort to further reduce the spread of COVID-19.

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The measure means that people won’t need to press the button in order to cross the street. The 24-hour automated cycle will activate every few minutes, according to the city, and temporary signage has been put in place at each location.

Here are the 20 crosswalks that are now automated:

  • No. 3 Road and Granville Avenue
  • No. 3 Road and Park Road
  • No. 3 Road and Cook Road
  • No. 3 Road and Brighouse Bus Mall
  • No. 3 Road and Saba Road
  • No. 3 Road and Westminster Highway
  • No. 3 Road and Ackroyd Road
  • No. 3 Road and Lansdowne Road
  • No. 3 Road and Lansdowne Mall Road (north/south only)
  • No. 3 Road and Leslie Road
  • No. 3 Road and Cambie Road
  • No. 3 Road and Yaohan Mall (north/south only)
  • Hazelbridge Way and Cambie Road
  • Buswell Road and Saba Road
  • Minoru Boulevard and Westminster Highway
  • Minoru Boulevard and Granville Avenue
  • Gilbert Road and Westminster Highway
  • Gilbert Road and Granville Avenue
  • No. 1 Road and Moncton Street

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