Button by Neatebox
The Button App provides an alternative to the traditional button push at pedestrian crossing boxes. Over 10% of the UK population (6.5 Million) have mobility impairments that could result in an inability to press or even find pedestrian crossing boxes and cross safely.
With Button, the user can press the pedestrian crossing button with their phones or smart watches. This allows the user to focus on positioning and alignment ensuring a safe crossing.
Automatic Push Enabled
Users can put the button press on an automatic loop to allow them to activate crossings while leaving their devices in their pocket.
More Time to Cross
Users will start to cross from the edge of the pavement being perfectly aligned for a safe crossing. This will give them effectively more time to cross.
Activate Audible Signal
The next update of the app will allow for users to activate the audible signal when they cross, which will be particularly useful for those with visual impairments.
The system collects usage data with every interaction which can be used for the provision of more efficient traffic management and infrastructure planning.
The research was conducted by Lynn Jones Research on usability and user research to assess how easy or difficult it was for people with visual or mobility impairment to cross a street using the Neatebox app compared to doing so without the app.
The second edition of the Guide to Emerging Transport Technology by the Institution of Engineering and Technology and ITS United Kingdom Local Authority . It's a resource for local government officers, elected members and those working with local government to understand some of the challenges and opportunities that authorities will face in coming years in delivering local transport and highway services.
The market research was conducted by IBP Strategy & Research to assess the success and impact of the Button install in Largs, a town on the Scottish West Coast. The project in Largs is a collaboration between Neatebox, Transport Scotland and the traffic system installation provider Scotland TranServ.
Request more Information
Are you ready to upgrade your pedestrian crossings for disabled customers? We would love to learn more about your council and discuss how Button could work in your crossings.
Within the Button app there is the ability to “Request a Crossing”. Button users can request crossings on their daily journey and our team with get straight to work and contact the council. Have crossings in your area been requested?