Many intersections in Royal Oak now require a pedestrian to actually push the button in order to get a “walk” signal. Our traffic signals are timed to optimize traffic flow, with the goal of reducing congestion and air pollution. The traffic signal timing is adjusted only when the “push button” is touched to make sure there is enough time to safely walk across the road.
Use the push button to “tell” the traffic signal when you are ready to cross the road. The signal will give you a “walk” signal when it is safe to begin crossing.
The city and the county have updated traffic signals on 11 Mile, 12 Mile and 13 Mile, with additional improvements planned for Main Street and Crooks Road in 2021-2022