Green Man + is an initiative by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) of Singapore to address the needs of elderly pedestrians and Pedestrians With Disabilities who may require more time to cross the road. Elderly pedestrians and PWD can expect up to 12 seconds more of green man time when they make use of signalized pedestrian crossings fitted with the Green Man +. How It Works: Green Man + allows elderly pedestrians and PWD more time to cross the road when they activate the Green Man + function. This is done by tapping the CEPAS-compliant senior citizen concession card or Green Man + card on the reader mounted above the standard push button on the traffic light pole. Once the card reader verifies that it is a valid card, the system will extend green man time, which ranges from 3 to 12 seconds depending on the size of the crossing. On average, most of the selected pedestrian crossings will have 5 seconds more green man time. With the extension of the crossing time, elderly pedestrians and PWD will be able to complete the crossing at a more comfortable pace. In 2011, Singapore announced that the Green Man + scheme will be extended to another 500 pedestrian crossings. LTA will progressively install and commission 235 pedestrian crossings by 1st quarter of 2013, while the remainder will be completed by 2014. http://www.onemotoring.com.sg/publish/onemotoring/en/on_the_roads/traffic_management/green_man_plus.html http://motoring.asiaone.com/Motoring/News/Story/A1Story20120503-343686.html
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This invention gives more time for older and less abled people to cross the road