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This means you don’t need to press the button to trigger the green ‘walk’ signal.

We’ve added stickers on traffic poles to let you know which crossings will change automatically.

Intersections where some or all of the crossings operate automatically are also listed below.

Remember – you must wait for the green ‘walk’ signal before you cross the road.

1Hobart locations

Davey Street intersections

Davey Street, at the intersections of the Southern Outlet, Barrack Street, Harrington Street, Murray Street, Elizabeth Street, Argyle Street and Campbell Street.

Macquarie Street intersections

Macquarie Street, at the intersections of the Southern Outlet, Antill Street, Barrack Street, Molle Street, Harrington Street, Murray Street, Elizabeth Street, Argyle Street, and Campbell Street.

Collins Street intersections

Collins Street, at the intersections of Barrack Street, Harrington Street, Murray Street, Elizabeth Street, Campbell Street and Argyle Street.

Liverpool Street intersections

Liverpool Street, at the intersections of Barrack Street, Harrington Street, Murray Street, Elizabeth Street, Argyle Street, Campbell Street and Tasman Highway.

Bathurst Street intersections

Bathurst Street, at the intersections of Harrington Street, Murray Street, Elizabeth Street, Campbell Street, and Argyle Street.

Melville Street intersections

Melville Street, at the intersections of Harrington Street, Murray Street and Argyle Street.

Brisbane Street intersections

Brisbane Street, at the intersections of Murray Street, Harrington Street, Argyle Street and Campbell Street.

Brooker Highway intersections

Brooker Highway, at the intersections of Burnett Street, Risdon Road, Ashbolt Crescent and Bowen Road, and Derwent Park Road.

Additional crossings

Murray Street near Centrepoint Shopping Centre

Argyle Street near the Royal Hobart Hospital

Morrison Street at the intersection of Murray Street

2Launceston locations

Elizabeth Street intersections

Elizabeth Street, at the intersection of Wellington Street.

York Street intersections

York Street, at the intersections of Bathurst Street,  Wellington Street, Charles Street, St John Street, and George Street.

Brisbane Street intersections

Brisbane Street, at the intersections of Wellington Street, Charles Street, and St. John Street.

Paterson Street intersections

Paterson Street, at the intersections of Wellington Street, Charles Street, and St John Street.

Cameron Street

Cameron Street at the intersection of St. John Street.

3Burnie and Ulverstone locations

Updated 27 April 2020

Cattley Street, at the intersection of Mount Street.

North Terrace, at the intersection of Mount Street.

Reiby Street, at the intersection of Victoria Street.

4Frequently Asked Questions

Why aren’t all crossings automated?

When deciding whether to automate a crossing, the number one consideration is pedestrian safety.

In order to be automated, the crossings also need to have the right technology to allow them to be managed remotely. Not all locations can be managed remotely due to equipment limitations.

Some crossings with low numbers of pedestrians may also not be automatic, especially if they have a red ‘right turn’ signal.

If the pedestrian crossing is triggered at these intersections it turns on the red right-turn traffic light for the designed time, holding up all people waiting to turn. If the pedestrian crossing is automatically triggered, it may hold up traffic even when no-one is crossing the road.

Why do only certain cities have automated crossings?

In order to be automated, the crossings need to have the right technology. We have been progressively upgrading the equipment at our traffic signals.

We have been prioritising areas that have more traffic and higher numbers of pedestrians, such as Hobart, Launceston and Burnie.

Now that a number of traffic signals in these areas have been upgraded, traffic signals in other locations may be upgraded progressively, as they need to be repaired, replaced or modified.

Can I request a crossing be automated?

When deciding whether to automate a crossing, the number one consideration is pedestrian safety.

If you believe a crossing should be automated, please send your request to info@stategrowth.tas.gov.au.

Will more crossings be automated?

We are progressively upgrading crossings, to allow them to be managed remotely.

Locations in Burnie and Ulverstone were reconfigured in April 2020 to allow them to be automated.

We will upgrade equipment through our annual programs to meet our operational requirements, manage older assets or through other projects.

Why the crossings only are automated between 7:00 am and 7:00 pm?

The crossings are not automatic between the hours of 7:00 pm and 7:00 am.

This is because there aren’t many pedestrians during the evening, and we don’t want to hold traffic up unnecessarily – especially at intersections with right-turn signals. It also reduces unnecessary noise during the night, from intersections with audio tactile buttons.

If crossings are automated, why do they still have buttons?

The crossings are not automatic between 7:00 pm and 7:00 am. The button needs to be pressed on these crossings after the automatic period ends.

The buttons are also valuable tools for vision impaired members of the community. The button emits faster ‘beeps’ to tell people when to cross, and the button vibrates in time with the beeps to assist hearing and vision impaired pedestrians. The buttons also have raised arrows, to guide people in which direction to cross.
Intersections where some or all of the crossings operate automatically are listed below.

A crossing didn’t change automatically for me

Not all crossings are automatic. A list of intersections where some or all of the crossings are automatic is included on this page.

Stickers have also been placed on automated crossings, to tell people not to press the button.

Automatic crossings are only automated between the hours of 7:00 am – 7:00 pm. From 7:00 pm – 7:00 am you will need to press the button to trigger the signal.