What is the disabled warning sign pilot study?
The City of Niagara Falls is taking a “Made in Niagara Falls” approach to address concerns for individuals with physical, developmental or behavioural issues. The approach includes the installation of a Disabled Warning Sign, a new symbolic traffic sign to warn motorists of various disabilities within residential neighbourhoods.
What will the sign look like?
The Disabled Warning Sign will include the universally recognized Disability Symbol at the top, with tabs identifying the more specific condition(s) of the individual(s) in the area below. An example of the sign is illustrated to the right of this page and in the attachment below.
What does the study aim to achieve?
It is anticipated that the motorist acknowledges the Disabled Warning Sign and will implement a greater level of caution. The Disabled Warning Sign structure also allows the City to note multiple persons with a disability in the area without increasing the number of signs required. The pilot study will be monitored over a one year period.
Who can apply for a disabled warning sign?
The Disabled Warning Sign is available to individuals (child, children and/or an adult) with autism, or who have a visual and/or hearing impairment. There are no costs associated with the sign.
Please contact Transportation Services at 905-356-7521 extension 5200 for more information and to request an application form.
Please click here to view the Public Notice for the Disabled Warning Sign Pilot Study.