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Cleveland Heights sets automatic crosswalks allowing hands-free crossing signals for pedestrians

Traffic changes expected as result
Posted at 4:14 PM, Apr 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-24 16:14:30-04

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio — The city of Cleveland Heights is taking active measures to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

All of the crosswalks in Cleveland Heights have been temporarily programmed to cycle automatically so that pedestrians do not need to touch the buttons with their hands, the city said.

The changes to the crosswalk signals may cause unexpected traffic changes, including vehicles being stopped at a red light with no cross traffic, according to the city.

Motorists are reminded that it is not a malfunction but part of the automatic pedestrian cycle.

The normal traffic patterns will be readjusted once the health crisis has passed, according to the city.