Key2Access Pilot Project

Key2Access Pilot Project

Key2Access is a new technology that offers an alternative for requesting an accessible pedestrian crossing that does not require the user to reach a button on a pole.

The system provides access to the pedestrian push button using a fob or free mobile app and ensures that an audible signal is available for those living with sight loss. This wireless approach can also tell the user the street names and additional information, if available, to improve one’s ability to identify environmental factors so that they can cross an intersection or a crosswalk safely.

The municipalities of Mount Pearl, Paradise and St. John’s are piloting this new technology for one year at strategic locations, chosen in consultation with the CNIB, and their self-advocates.

Individuals requiring assistance to use the new technology can contact inclusion@stjohns.ca or call the city at 576-2574.
 
You can download the free Key2Access app on your mobile device in your app store.

This new technology has been installed at the following locations:

            
Intersection of Kenna’s Hill and The Boulevard                Intersection of Westerland Road and Prince Philip Drive  

          
Intersection of Cowan Ave and Topsail Road                 Crosswalk at The Boulevard, near CNIB Entrance     
     
Crosswalk at King’s Bridge Road and Winter Ave          Crosswalk at Elizabeth Ave and Newtown Road   

 Crosswalk Elizabeth Ave and Freshwater Road