Green Man + is an initiative by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) to address the needs of elderly pedestrians and Pedestrians With Disabilities (PWD) who may require more time to cross the road. Elderly pedestrians and PWD can expect up to 12 seconds more of green man time when they make use of signalized pedestrian crossings fitted with the Green Man +.
In 2011, LTA announced that the Green Man + scheme will be extended to another 500 (estimated) pedestrian crossings. LTA will progressively install and commission 235 pedestrian crossings by 1st quarter of 2013, while the remainder will be completed by 2014. (Please refer to Annex A for the locations of the 235 pedestrian crossings).
How it Works?
Green Man + allows elderly pedestrians and PWD 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 12 seconds depending on the size of the crossing. On average, most of the selected pedestrian crossings will have 5 seconds more green man time. With the extension of the crossing time, elderly pedestrians and PWD will be able to complete the crossing at a more comfortable pace.
Elderly pedestrians aged 60 years and above who are Singapore citizens or permanent residents and wish to apply for the senior citizen concession card can obtain the application form from any TransitLink Ticket Office or visit the TransitLink website at www.transitlink.com.sg.
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).
Source: http://www.onemotoring.com.sg (by Land Transport Authority of Singapore)