Cumbria's Touch Free Crossings
New touch-free technology to be installed in more than 50 pedestrian crossings across Cumbria.
03:24 28 June 2021
Cumbria County Council has confirmed that works have begun to install new touch-free technology into more than 50 pedestrian crossings across the country.
The move follows the successful trial of Smartcross - a touch-free pedestrian crossing system - in Carlisle city centre in 2020.
Cllr Keith Little, Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, said: “I’m pleased that this new technology is being installed in key locations where we know pedestrian traffic is particularly busy.
"It will help improve accessibility, as well as road safety and traffic flows.
“It’s important to invest in the latest solutions that help local people and tourists in our communities to move around easily and with minimal disruption to other traffic.”