Pedestrian crossings have more instructive signpost in the city of Porto

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Porto Municipality is installing a new system for pedestrian crosswalks, in trafiic lights lamp posts all over the city. The new signposts placed by the pedestrian crossings are more appealing and instructive. The purpose is that pedestrians use this system, thus increasing road crossing safety.

This first phase includes the implementation of such system in the busiest crosswalks and also in the places where accidents or abrupt braking manoeuvres occur more frequently, as informed by the Municipal Direct for Mobility and Transports, Manuel Paulo Teixeira.

"At this point, we are reprogramming traffic green lights timed cycles to boost pedestrian crossings and only then will we install the new signposts" explains Manuel Paulo.

This work is being carried out in partnership with the Municipal Police.