San Mateo is covering “walk” buttons with tape and reducing the need to press them at busy intersections, in another effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The city posted the notice on Facebook today, saying the walk signals will automatically light up when the light turns green, allowing pedestrians to cross safely. Twenty-four downtown intersections have been made automatic for the walk sign, the city said, which also means longer wait times at intersections for drivers.
“We thank our neighbors for their continued patience and cooperation in helping everyone do their part to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community,” the city’s post states.
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