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Touchless technology to be trialled at six pedestrian crossings in RCT

Written by on 26th January 2021

RCT Council will begin to install touchless technology at six busy pedestrian crossings, in a trial funded by Welsh Government.The following six locations will be used for the initial trial exercise:

🔸Morgan Street, Pontypridd (by the bus station)

🔸Talbot Green Retail Park

🔸Llwynypia Road, Tonypandy (by the Asda store)

🔸High Street, Ferndale

🔸New Road, Mountain Ash (south of the Town Hall)

🔸A4059 Aberdare (at Sobell/Ynys roundabout)

A spokesperson for RCT Council said, “The new setup will allow pedestrians to activate each of the signal controlled crossings by moving their hand under a sensor, instead of pushing a button. This detection technology is more reliable and efficient than the current button activation, and will help reduce the spread of coronavirus during the pandemic.“The technology will be trialled over four weeks, with installations beginning in the week commencing Monday, January 25. Stickers and signage will be placed at each crossing to inform pedestrians. These will be in place before the technology comes into use – expected to be by the end of the week.”