By CBC News Ottawa, February 23, 2019
An Ottawa city councillor has gotten rid of what he calls "beg buttons" — the buttons pedestrians have to press before getting a crossing signal — along a busy street in Old Ottawa South.
Capital Coun. Shawn Menard said he's eliminated the need to press the buttons on a stretch of Bank Street between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.
During those times, whenever the traffic lights change, the walk signal will now automatically display.https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/councillor-takes-steps-to-remove-beg-button-at-crosswalks-1.5031184