Touchless pedestrian crossings for the Bay and Llandudno

December 17, 2020

Conwy County Borough Council is trialling touchless pedestrian crossings to increase public safety.

Touchless button crossings have been installed outside Ysgol Bryn Elian in Old Colwyn and Marks and Spencer on Mostyn Street in Llandudno as part of a three month trial.

Instead of pressing a button, pedestrians just need to wave their hand in front of the button to activate the crossing. The design aims to help reduce people’s exposure to contact viruses commonly found on push buttons, including Covid-19.

“So far the trial is going well, with about 40% of users taking advantage of the technology,” said Cllr Greg Robbins, Cabinet Member for Environment and Transportation.

“If we continue to get good results, we will bid for funding from Welsh Government to install more of these crossings.”