Module C - Slide 6


The tactile arrow is a raised arrow on the pushbutton. The arrow may be used by a pedestrian who is blind to line up for crossing.

Location of APS and arrow are often used as indicator of appropriate place to begin crossing from. It should be aligned with the direction of travel on the crosswalk. Alignment of the arrow and device can be a critical detail to consider; if it points out into the intersection, it can provide dangerous and misleading information.

Photo: APS device on a pole, aligned with the crosswalk lines