A new pilot project in Stratford is aiming to improve accessibility at signalized pedestrian crossings.

The City of Stratford is taking part in the project through a partnership with the CNIB Foundation and Key2Access.

Officials say equipment has been installed at two downtown intersections in Stratford that will make it easier for people with sight loss or mobility issues, to cross at those lights.

As of now, pedestrians can request a street crossing with a free mobile app or dedicated key fob that connects wirelessly to “Smart Accessible Pedestrian Signals” at the Ontario Street/Waterloo Street and Wellington Street/St.Patrick Street intersections.

The app can be downloaded for free from the App Store or Google Play.