Automatic pedestrian traffic signals introduced

Brisbane City Council wishes to advise that pedestrian traffic signals within high demand areas have been automatically triggered to help slow the spread of coronavirus.

All traffic signals in the CBD, South Bank and Fortitude Valley have been switched to automatic so pedestrians do not need to press the button when wanting to cross the road.

The traffic signals have been programmed to automatically detect pedestrians 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Automatic pedestrian signals outside of the inner-city, located near schools, hospitals and shopping centres, are urgently being reviewed and introduced in the coming weeks.

Brisbane City Council is working closely with Queensland Health and the Australian Government and will continue to be guided by these agencies on all matters of public health. Any further updates to our services and facilities will be provided when available. For health advice or information visit

For more information phone Council on 07 3403 8888.

Date posted:
Last updated:25 March 2020
Topics: coronavirus