The Pedestrian & Bicyclist Hybrid
Beacon is a new tool to help pedestrians and bicyclists cross busy streets.
This new beacon is different from a standard traffic signal in that the
major street's signal is generally dark, or off, and there is no traffic
signal for cross street motorists so cut through traffic is not encouraged
on the side street. Pedestrians and bicyclists on the side street each have
their own signals.
How it Works
- When a pedestrian on the sidewalk or a bicyclist on the street wants to
cross, they push a button to activate the beacon to stop the major street
- The beacon on the major street will first flash yellow then display solid
yellow and finally solid red indicating the stop requirement.
- When the major street traffic is stopped by the red signal, the side street
pedestrians and bicyclists will have a walk signal.
- After an appropriate clearance interval for pedestrians and bicyclists to
complete their crossing, the major street signal will flash red, with the
usual meaning of stop (or stay stopped) and then go if clear.
- Finally, the major street signal will go back to being dark.
For more information, contact Kim Brown, Transportation Options
Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-778-7900