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Tampa city leaders activate dozens of automatic walk signals to help stop spread of COVID-19

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Posted at 5:45 AM, Jul 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-22 07:54:04-04

TAMPA, Fla. — Tampa city leaders have activated more than 90 new automatic pedestrian crossings in an effort to help slow the spread of COVID-19. This means instead of having to press a button to get the "walk" signal to work, it comes on with the change of the traffic light.

Walk Bike Tampa initially pushed for this effort, saying it could be key in helping stop the spread of germs.

"Having streetlights where you have to press the button to be able to cross at a time when we're not supposed to be touching the same thing is risky," said Emily Hinsdale with Walk Bike Tampa.

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Now, the organization is hoping to help expand the city's list, specifically near schools.

"If children are able to start walking to school and biking to school again shortly, we can at least ensure that they're not trying to run across the road to beat the light because they didn't get a signal," Hinsdale said.

City of Tampa Intersections that have side street pedestrian detection on recall for COVID-19:

  • Bay to Bay & Bayshore
  • Bay to Bay & Concordia
  • Bay to Bay & Dale Mabry
  • Bay to Bay & Esperanza
  • Bay to Bay & Himes
  • Bay to Bay & MacDill
  • Bay to Bay & Manhattan
  • Bayshore & Gandy
  • Bayshore & Howard
  • Bayshore & Platt
  • Channelside & Adamo
  • Channelside & Florida
  • Channelside & Franklin
  • Channelside & Kennedy
  • Channelside & Meridian
  • Channelside & Morgan
  • Channelside & Twiggs
  • Channelside & Waters
  • Channelside & York
  • Fowler & Nebraska
  • Howard & Morrison
  • MacDill & Barcelona
  • MacDill & ElPrado
  • MacDill & Estrella
  • MacDill & Euclid
  • MacDill & Morrison
  • MacDill & San Miguel
  • MacDill & Swann
  • Manhattan & San Jose
  • Meridian & Cumberland
  • Meridian & Jackson
  • Meridian & Kennedy
  • Meridian & Twiggs
  • Meridian & Whiting
  • MLK & Central
  • MLK & Air Cargo
  • MLK & Armenia
  • MLK & Dale Mabry
  • MLK & Habana
  • MLK & Himes
  • MLK & Lois
  • MLK & Nebraska
  • MLK & One Buc
  • MLK & Tampa Bay
  • Nebraska & 109th
  • Nebraska & 7th
  • Nebraska & Bougainvillea
  • Nebraska & Broad
  • Nebraska & Cass
  • Nebraska & Chelsea
  • Nebraska & Columbus
  • Nebraska & Crawford
  • Nebraska & Floribraska
  • Nebraska & Hanna
  • Nebraska & Henderson
  • Nebraska & Lake
  • Nebraska & Linebaugh
  • Nebraska & Osborne
  • Nebraska & Palm
  • Nebraska & Scott
  • Swann & Armenia
  • Swann & Boulevard
  • Swann & Dakota
  • Swann & Dale Mabry
  • Swann & Henderson
  • Swann & Howard
  • Swann & Lois
  • Howard & Morrison
  • Cleveland & Willow
  • Howard & Cypress
  • Cypress & Willow
  • Columbus & Howard
  • Columbus & Armenia
  • Columbus & Habana
  • Columbus & MacDill
  • Columbus & Lincoln
  • Himes & Columbus
  • Lois & Crest
  • Lois & South
  • Lois & Osborne
  • Hillsborough & Himes
  • Himes & Loyola
  • Himes & Sears
  • Himes & Tampa Bay
  • Himes & Spruce
  • Himes & ElPrado
  • Himes & Euclid
  • Gandy & Himes
  • Manhattan & Bay Vista
  • Manhattan & Euclid
  • Manhattan & El Prado
  • Henderson & San Rafael & Lois
  • Henderson & Church & Watrous
  • Henderson & Azeele
  • Lois & Morrison
  • Lois & Azeele