Audible signals examined for two intersections

Signals could help visually impaired in Oak Bay

An audible signal to help visually-impaired pedestrians cross the street safely will be installed at the intersection of Foul Bay Road and Goldsmith Street, council decided Monday. Oak Bay’s engineering services department recommended the installation based on the volume of traffic in the intersection and its proximity to a commercial area. Meanwhile, the installation of a similar signal at the corner of Oak Bay Avenue and Elgin Street was discussed, but council referred the issue back to engineering staff, citing the need for further information about how many people in the area it would benefit. The signals cost about $1,000 each to install.