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Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon (PHB) - How it works
- The beacon is DARK for motorists UNTIL pedestrians/bicyclists push the button to activate it AND pedestrians/bicyclists approaching the crosswalk see a steady “Don’t Walk” indication.
- When pedestrians/bicyclists press the button:
- Motorists will see a FLASHING YELLOW indication for a few seconds, signaling that the beacon has been activated and motorists must proceed with caution.
- Pedestrians/bicyclists will continue to see a “Don’t Walk” indication and must wait. If the beacon was recently activated, it might take up to one minute for the ”Walk” indication to come up.
- The flashing yellow is followed by a SOLID YELLOW
- Motorists should stop if able to safely do so.
- Pedestrians/bicyclists will continue to see a “Don’t Walk” indication and must continue to wait.
- The solid yellow is followed by double SOLID RED indications
- Motorists are required to come to a full STOP if they have not done so already.
- Pedestrians/bicyclists receive a “WALK” indication and, if clear, begins crossing the road in the marked crosswalk.
- The double solid red is followed by alternating FLASHING RED
indications (the last configuration in the sequence).
- Motorists are required to STOP, or remain stopped, until pedestrians/bicyclists have finished crossing the street. They may proceed with caution after stopping once the crosswalk is clear of pedestrians/bicyclists.
- Pedestrians/bicyclists already in the crosswalk continue crossing and will receive a numerical indication counting down the time remaining to finish crossing the street.
- Newly approaching pedestrians/bicyclists may NOT start to cross on a flashing “Don’t Walk” indication, even if they think they have enough time to clear – they must push the button and wait for the next "WALK" indication.
- The beacon will then go DARK again until activated by another
- Motorists may proceed through the crosswalk if it is clear.
- Pedestrians/bicyclists see a steady “Don’t Walk” indication.
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Last modified: July 25, 2013
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