Pedestrian Traffic Control Devices

Pedestrian  Traffic Control Devices

There are four types of Pedestrian Traffic Control Devices used around the City of Flagstaff; Circular Flashing Beacon (CFB), Circular Rapid Flashing Beacon (CRFB), Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB), and Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon (PHB), also referred to as the HAWK (High intensity Activated CrossWalK). All of the devices were selected for locations around Flagstaff based on the width of the roadway, the volume of vehicles on the roadway, the speed of vehicles on the roadway, and the volume of pedestrians crossing the roadway. These devices make drivers and pedestrians more aware of their surroundings.

All four of these devices essentially work the same. When a pedestrian approaches an intersection they need to push the pedestrian button in order to activate the signal. Some of the locations that have a pedestrian refuge (island) in the middle of the roadway have two buttons to push.