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Smart Device for the Elderly and the Disabled to extend Flashing Green Time

In view of the growing ageing population in Hong Kong, to foster an age-friendly environment, the Transport Department adopted the Octopus Card technology in the Smart Device to extend the pedestrian flashing green time for the elderly and persons with disabilities to cross the road.
  Photo of Smart Device

 

Design of the Smart Device

When waiting for crossing the road at a pedestrian crossing, the elderly or persons with disabilities can activate the Smart Device installed at pedestrian traffic signal poles by tapping their Elder Octopus Card or Personalised Octopus Card with “Persons with Disabilities Status”. The subsequent pedestrian flashing green time will be extended accordingly. For details, please refer to the figures below. The Smart Device will only confirm the type of the Octopus Card being used by an elderly or a person with disabilities. It would neither deduct money from the Octopus Card nor record any personal information.

Photo of steps for using smart device

Implementation

The Smart Device is currently installed at the following 21 locations.

1.  26 Java Road, North Point
2.  115 Ap Lei Chau Main Street
3.  Ngau Tau Kok Road (near Lotus Tower)
4.  Winslow Street, Hung Hom
5.  Tai Hing Street, near Tai Hing Commercial Complex, Tuen Mun
6.  Woh Chai Street and Wai Chi Street, Shek Kip Mei
7.  Mok Cheong Street (and To Kwa Wan Road), To Kwa Wan
8.  Chuk Yuen Road, near Chuk Yuen Bus Terminus, Wong Tai Sin
9.  Wang Chiu Road, near Richland Gardens, Kowloon Bay
10. Shatin Pass Road and Chun Yan Street, Wong Tai Sin
11. Oi Shun Road and Oi Yee Street, Sai Wan Ho
12. Fat Tseung Street and Hang Cheung Street, Cheung Sha Wan
13. Tung Lo Wan Road and Brown Street, Tai Hang
14. Queen's Road West and Belcher's Street, Sai Wan
15. Shek Wai Kok Road South of Shek On Street, Tsuen Wan
16. Ting Kok Road outside Tai Ping Industrial Centre, Tai Po
17. Lung Sum Avenue near San Fat Street, Sheung Shui
18. Tai Wo Hau Road near Kwai Shing Circuit (South), Kwai Chung
19. Tsing Yi Road near Ching Yung House, Tsing Yi
20. Tin Wah Road / Access Road to Tin Yuet Estate, Tin Shui Wai
21. Tsing King Road / Nga Ying Chau Street, Tsing Yi

These pedestrian crossings are near locations where the elderly or the disabled usually visit, and at non-busy junctions to avoid serious traffic congestion.