New acoustic traffic lights for Arona
Arona is to introduce the use of “intelligent” acoustic traffic lights for pedestrians with visual impairment.
The area of engineering of the Department of Works has awarded and will install in the coming weeks a system that will adapt 24 traffic lights for the use of blind people and whose use can be activated with the mobile phone by “bluetooth”, all within the framework of the programme #AronaAvanza, promoted by the Mayor, José Julián Mena.
The system called “pasblue” allows the adaptation of existing equipment and its activation through pushbutton, wireless remote control or mobile terminal with “bluetooth” activated. This means that the system automatically starts the acoustic signals when a pedestrian is detected with the “bluetooth” activated, without the need to press any button or mechanism.
With a budget of 15,120 euros, the maximum term of supply and installation will be three months and, in a first phase, will be placed in areas of intense traffic of Las Galletas and Los Cristianos, to extend its use later.
The implementation of this system is in addition to other initiatives adopted in recent months, also within the framework of the #Arona-Avanza programme, such as adapted playgrounds for children with functional diversity in Palm Mar and Playa de las Américas, the installation of a new accessible footbridge on Chayofita Avenue in Los Cristianos and the adapted bathing platform in the sea of Las Vistas beach.
“With the installation of this system we are taking an im-portant step in the modernisation of Arona, in addition to deepening our accessibility policy,” said Sr. Mena.