RTCP reader “Froggie” posted a comment that the Paint branch crossing would be ideal for a HAWK signal.
This does seem like the perfect fit for the Paint Branch crossing. When I visit Santa this weekend this is what I am going to ask for.
HAWK stands for High-intensity Activated crossWalk.
- When a pedestrian wishes to cross the street, they push a button and the signal begins with a flashing yellow light that warns drivers approaching the crosswalk to slow down.
- The flashing yellow light is followed by a solid yellow light, telling drivers to prepare to stop.
- The signal then changes to a solid red for the drivers to stop at the stop bar, and the pedestrian gets a walk signal.
- The solid red signal converts to a flashing red after a few seconds, allowing drivers to proceed when safe to do so.
- The HAWK is normally in an “off” position until it is activated by someone wanting to cross a busy street.
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