Green Man+

Posted: 3 May 2013

What is Green Man+

Green Man + is an initiative by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) to address the needs of elderly pedestrians and persons with disabilities who may require more time to cross the road. Elderly pedestrians and PWD can expect up to 13 seconds more of green man time when they make use of signalized pedestrian crossings fitted with the Green Man +. 

How Green Man+ Works

Green Man + allows elderly pedestrians and persons with disabilities more time to cross the road when they activate the Green Man + function. This is done by tapping the CEPAS-compliant senior citizen concession card or Green Man + card on the reader mounted above the standard push button on the traffic light pole. Once the card reader verifies that it is a valid card, the system will extend green man time, which ranges from 3 to 13 seconds depending on the size of the crossing. On average, most of the selected pedestrian crossings will have 6 seconds more green man time. With the extension of the crossing time, elderly pedestrians and persons with disabilities will be able to complete the crossing at a more comfortable pace.

How to Apply for a Green Man + Card

Members of these five Voluntary Welfare Organisations (VWOs) can obtain their Green Man + cards from their respective organisations: Handicaps Welfare Association (HWA), Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped (SAVH), Thye Hua Kwan Moral Charities (THKMC), Society for the Physically Disabled (SPD) and Spastic Children’s Association of Singapore (SCAS). The Green Man + cards are also distributed through the Handicaps Welfare Association (HWA) and Society of the Physically Disabled (SPD) for members of public with medically certified disabilities.

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