Eliminate buttons at traffic lights. Instead always have the 'walk' signal come on with the green light. this is much safer for pedestrians.
Eliminate buttons at traffic lights. Instead, have the 'walk' signal come on each time the light turns green. This would be much safer for pedestrians. So often I get to the light just before it turns green and press the button, but the 'walk' signal doesn't come on. I cross on the green light, but have had drivers yell at me that I should not be crossing. Also, the buttons are in inconvenient locations and I don't want to touch them as they are really dirty. Just have the 'walk' signal come on each time the light turns green. There are many pedestrians in Barrie, and this would improve safety.
What about people with disabilities? The buttons are also there for them. If someone is blind they hold down the button and it makes a noise to allow them to know when to cross. Your suggestion would make the city far less accessible.