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What are those bird sounds I hear downtown?
White Plains has one of the more ambitious programs in the northeast for installing audible pedestrian signals to aid the elderly and sight impaired. There are 91 units currently installed at 17 intersections with more planned. Bird sounds activate during the "walk" phase and identify the range of time when it is safest to start crossing. The "chirp chirp" is for east / west crossing and the "cuckoo" is for north / south crossing.

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1. What are those bird sounds I hear downtown?
2. Why can't we have more stop signs to control speeds on our streets?
3. What is that bright white flashing light that comes on during the red signal at Mamaroneck Avenue and Old Mamaroneck Road?
4. How do buttons for pedestrian work?
5. When can "Children At Play" signs be used?
6. Why do some traffic signals seem to take so long to change?
7. What is the purpose of rubber posts in the road?
8. What is the speed limit on streets without signs?
9. How many vehicles travel in and out of White Plains each day?
10. Why are there so many "No Turn On Red" signs in White Plains?