Accessible Pedestrian Signals

DOT's Accessible Pedestrian Signals (APS) are devices affixed to pedestrian signal poles to assist blind or low vision pedestrians in crossing the street. APSs are wired to a pedestrian signal and send audible and vibrotactile indications when pedestrians push a button installed at the crosswalk.

Before installing an APS at an intersection, DOT analyzes off-peak traffic presence, the current traffic-signal patterns and the complexity of the intersection's geometry, including crossing distance. The agency uses the National Cooperative Highway Research Program criteria and the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices to evaluate and then rank each intersection under consideration, including new traffic signal installations.

Below is a list of locations equipped with APS in New York City. Request a new location to be evaluated for an APS by writing to the Commissioner.

As required by law, DOT issues an annual report on the status of the APS program. Download the 2013 report (pdf) Download the 2012 report (pdf)

Accessible Pedestrian Signals Locations in New York City

Location Borough Community
district
Council
district
East 163rd Street and Rogers Place the Bronx 2 17
Grand Concourse and Fordham Road the Bronx 5/7 15
Webster Avenue between East Tremount and East 178th Street the Bronx 6 6
Valentine Avenue between East Tremont and East 178th Street the Bronx 6 6
Goulden Avenue and Lehman College High School the Bronx 7/8 7
Kappock Street and Knolls Crescent the Bronx 8 11
Morris Park Avenue and Albert Einstein College of Medicine (mid-block) the Bronx 11 13
Mace Avenue and Colden Avenue the Bronx 11 13
Bronxwood Avenue and East 219th Street the Bronx 12 12
Bronxwood Avenue and East 220th Street the Bronx 12 12
Flushing Avenue and Skillman Street Brooklyn 1/3 35
Flatbush Avenue at Fulton and Nevins Streets Brooklyn 2 33/35
Schermerhorn Street and Nevins Street Brooklyn 2 33
Adams Street between Fulton and Johnson Streets (mid-block) Brooklyn 2 33
Boerum Place and State Street Brooklyn 2 33
Atlantic Avenue and Bond Street Brooklyn 2 33
Jay Street/Smith and Fulton Streets Brooklyn 2 33/35
Jay Street and Metrotech Roadway (South Leg) Brooklyn 2 33
Atlantic Avenue and Boerum Place Brooklyn 2 33
Adams Street/Boerum Place and Fulton Street Brooklyn 2 33
Adams Street/Boerum Place and Livingston Street Brooklyn 2 33
Court and Livingston Streets Brooklyn 2 33
Court and State Streets Brooklyn 2 33
Jay Street and Metrotech Roadway (north leg) Brooklyn 2 33
Smith and Livingston Streets Brooklyn 2 33
Court and Schermerhorn Streets Brooklyn 2 33
Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Streets Brooklyn 2 33
Livingston Street at Nevins Street Brooklyn 2 33
Atlantic Avenue and Nevins Street Brooklyn 2 33
Court Street and Atlantic Avenue Brooklyn 2 33/35
Atlantic Avenue and Smith Street Brooklyn 2 33
Jay/Smith Streets and Willoughby Street Brooklyn 2 33
Cadman Plaza West and Montague Street Brooklyn 2 33
Livingston Street and Bond Street Brooklyn 2 33
Livingston Street and Hoyt Street Brooklyn 2 33
Atlantic Avenue and Hoyt Street Brooklyn 2 33
Court Street with Remsen and Joralemon Streets Brooklyn 2 33
Fifth Avenue and 89th Street Brooklyn 10 43
Ditmas Avenue and East 5 Street Brooklyn 12 39
McDonald and Ditmas Avenues Brooklyn 12 39
Church and McDonald Avenues (New York Industries for the Blind) Brooklyn 12 39
Church and Dahill Avenues (New York Industries for the Blind) Brooklyn 12 39
14th Avenue and 36th Street (New York Industries for the Blind) Brooklyn 12 39
Bedford Avenue between Avenue I and Campus Road (mid-block) Brooklyn 14 48
Nostrand Ave and Erasmus Street Brooklyn 14/17 40/45
Pennsylvania Avenue and Freeport Loop (North Leg) Brooklyn 5 42
Flatlands Avenue and East 107th Street Brooklyn 18 42/46
Gold and Fulton Streets Manhattan 1 1
Maiden Lane at Front Street Manhattan 1 1
Gold and Beekman Streets Manhattan 1 1
Gold and Spruce Streets Manhattan 1 1
Broadway and Bowling Green Manhattan 1 1
Stone and Whitehall Streets Manhattan 1 1
St James and James St Manhattan 3 1
Seventh Avenue and West 23rd Street Manhattan 4 3
Avenue of Americas and 23rd Street (Selis Manor) Manhattan 4 3
West 34th Street between Eighth and Ninth Avenues (mid-block) Manhattan 4 3
Eight Avenue and W 55th Street Manhattan 4/5 3/4
West 57th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues (Mid-block) Manhattan 4 3
Broadway and West 23rd Street Manhattan 5 2/3
Lexington Avenue and East 52nd Street Manhattan 5/6 4
Lexington Avenue and East 59th Street (Lighthouse) Manhattan 5 4
Seventh Avenue and West 32nd Street Manhattan 5 3
Park Avenue and East 59th Street (Lighthouse) Manhattan 5 4
West 57th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues (Mid-block) Manhattan 5 4
Fifth Avenue and East 23rd Street Manhattan 5 2/3
West 23rd Street between 5th and 6th Avenues (Mid-block) Manhattan 5 3
Third Avenue and East 59th Street (Lighthouse) Manhattan 6 4
East 25th Street between Lexington and Third Avenues (mid-block) Manhattan 6 2
Columbus Avenue and West 65th Street Manhattan 7 6
Central Park West and West 65th Street Manhattan 7 6
York Avenue and East 62nd Street Manhattan 8 5
Edgecombe Avenue and West 164th Street Manhattan 12 10
East End Avenue and East 85th Street Manhattan 11 5
27th Avenue and 8th Street (Goodwill Industries) Queens 1 22
36th Avenue and 23rd Street Queens 1 26
Queens Boulevard and 58th Street Queens 2 26
Queens Boulevard (eastbound) and Woodhaven Boulevard Queens 4 25
Queens Boulevard (westbound) and Woodhaven Boulevard Queens 4 25
Woodhaven Boulevard (northbound) and Long Island Epressway entrance ramp Queens 6 29
Marathon Parkway and 57th Avenue Queens 11 23
Northern Boulevard at 211th Street Queens 11 19
Little Neck Parkway and 86th Avenue Queens 13 23
Hillside Avenue and 256th Street Queens 13 23
Francis Lewis Blvd and 35 Ave Queens 11 29
Castleton and Bard Avenues Staten Island 1 49
Castleton and Brighton Avenues (S.I. Center for Independent Living) Staten Island 1 49
Forest and Bement Avenues Staten Island 1 49
Brielle Avenue and Gansevoort Boulevard (Wagner High School) Staten Island 2 50