Jim & Vickie Kennedy contacted Councilmember Pine’s office requesting audible tweeting sounds for the crossing signals at the intersection of Keoneula Boulevard and Kapolei Parkway. Vickie is blind and walks with the assistance of her guide dog, but faces a dangerous situation trying to cross the intersection in their neighborhood because she cannot determine when it is safe to cross.
CM Pine contacted the Traffic Signals Division which installed eight audio tactile pedestrian push buttons at Keoneula Boulevard & Kapolei Parkway.
Here’s what Vickie and Jim had to say:
Jim and I cannot thank you enough for the hard work you certainly must have exerted to get the walk signal clickers installed at the intersection of Keoneula and Kapolei Parkway!!!!! They work perfectly and better than ALL others that I have had exposure to. The sound is fairly quiet for the neighbors but is clear when standing next to the cross buttons on the traffic light poles. They work perfectly. God bless you! I feel very safe, thanks to you!!
Last week we were crazy busy so did not do any walking that week. On Monday when I went to push the crosswalk buttons we were surprised to hear the clicking sounds. We tried from several walking directions and there is no way someone can be confused.
Thank you again for all you do for our district! Keep up the great work!
Vickie & Jim Kennedy & “Angela” too