Arona puts the first intelligent acoustic pedestrian crossing lights for blind people into operation

Photo: Arona Ayuntamiento.

Arona Ayuntamiento says that areas of intense traffic in Los Cristianos and Las Galletas have a new service from this week that allows blind people to use a mobile or remote control to activate an acoustic signal from traffic lights so that they emit acoustic signals. The system requires adaptation works, not least to incorporate the bluetooth technology involved, so will be starting only in these two towns but will eventually be extended to all the urban areas in the municipality.

The new system within the #AronaAvanza programme has been announced by Arona mayor José Julián Mena, who said that the first 24 traffic lights to be incorporated are in various parts of the junction Avda Príncipe Felipe with Avda Fernando Salazar in Las Galletas, and the junction of Avda Juan Carlos I with Avda Amsterdam and that of Avda Chayofita and Bulevar Chajofe in Los Cristianos – this last junction will be operational once other works in the area are completed.

Mayor Mena said that these new intelligent acoustic traffic lights are being installed by the council’s Public Works Department directed by councilor José Luis Gómez, and are part of the council’s deep commitment to accessibility for all, and build on its renowned reputation for disabled-friendly facilities.

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