Automated pedestrian crossings rolling out across the CBD

23 March 2020

Automated pedestrian crossings at traffic signals within the Sydney CBD will be active 24 hours a day from 23 March to help limit the spread of Coronavirus.

The measure means pedestrians will not have to push the button at signalised crossings to safely cross the road in the CBD.

Click here for a map of the automated pedestrian zone.

It is vital people continue washing their hands regularly, sneeze into their elbows or clean tissues that are then discarded, and always practice social distancing.

With public safety the top priority for Transport for NSW during the Coronavirus outbreak, the automated pedestrian crossing change is among a series of measures implemented to help limit the spread of Coronavirus.

These include:

  • ┬ĚStringent cleaning regimes
  • Increased public health messaging at stations and Transport offices, including for customers to stay home if feeling unwell.
  • Set up of a dedicated COVID-19 incidents and scenarios Taskforce
  • Staff to validate tickets without contact via Opal card payment
  • Advice to customers to use of the rear door opal card reader and distance between them and our bus drivers
  • Advice to customers to travel outside peak travel times

Transport for NSW is working closely with NSW Health and other Government agencies, as well as external operators statewide to ensure the safety of customers.

Keep up-to-date with the latest information and advice about novel coronavirus (COVID-19) at nsw.gov.au