• PROWAG Crosswalk Requirements


    PROWAG is a set of technical specifications developed by the U.S. Access Board to help transportation professionals create accessible routes along public streets. It mandates APS anywhere a pedestrian signal is provided, and is widely expected to become an enforceable standard in 2023.

    February 28, 2023 Link
  • ADA Crosswalk Accessibility Requirements


    The ADA is a broad civil rights statute that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all aspects of everyday life. While it doesn’t offer standards or guidance on APS specifically, it does require agencies to make public facilities, including the pedestrian environment, accessible.

    February 27, 2023 Link
  • MUTCD Crosswalk Accessibility Requirements


    The MUTCD is a document published by the FHWA that is used by transportation professionals in the U.S. to install and maintain traffic control devices on public roadways. It does not mandate the use of APS, but does provide scoping and technical guidelines for when they are used.

    February 27, 2023 Link
  • MUTCD APS location requirements map

    All public infrastructure should be able to accommodate everyone, no matter their age or ability. That’s a belief we hold strongly at Polara, and it also happens to be the law (read our article on the Americans with Disabilities Act here). To achieve the vision of truly accessible transportation networks, cities need to make important […]

    February 8, 2023 Link