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Phoenix to Activate Two New Pedestrian Signals This Week Phoenix to Activate Two New Pedestrian Signals This Week <div class="ExternalClassECE66752B22642A981A53DE8597369B0"><p><a href="/streets/safety-topics/hawk-pedestrian-beacon-information"><img src="/streetssite/MediaAssets/HAWK.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:321px;height:296px;vertical-align:auto;float:right;" /></a>As part of an ongoing effort to create safer street conditions throughout the city, the Phoenix Street Transportation Department will be activating two newly installed pedestrian signals this week.</p><p>A pedestrian signal on <strong>Seventh Avenue, just south of Fillmore Street,</strong> will be activated at approximately <strong>10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 24</strong>. </p><p>The second pedestrian signal on <strong>Lincoln Drive, east of 21</strong><strong><sup>st</sup></strong><strong> Street, </strong>will be activated at approximately <strong>10 a.m. on Thursday, May 25</strong>. </p><p>The type of signal installed at these locations is called a <a href="/streets/safety-topics/hawk-pedestrian-beacon-information"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">HAWK signal</span></a>. HAWK stands for High-intensity Activated crossWalK signal. Phoenix uses the HAWK signal as a tool to increase pedestrian safety without impeding traffic. Phoenix has been installing HAWK signals since 2007 after they were approved by the Federal Highway Administration. Currently there are 33 HAWK signals in Phoenix.</p><p><strong><a href="/streets/safety-topics/hawk-pedestrian-beacon-information"><img src="/streetssite/MediaAssets/hawk%20sequence.JPG" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:273px;height:546px;vertical-align:auto;float:right;" /></a>Motorists and pedestrians need to familiarize themselves with how a HAWK signal operates. </strong></p><ul><li>The signal remains dark while not in use. </li></ul><ul><li>The lights on the HAWK signal are activated when a pedestrian pushes the button at either end of the crossing. </li></ul><ul><li>Motorists should respond to yellow and solid red lights in the same manner as any other traffic signal. After stopping for the red light, motorists may proceed through the crossing area during the flashing red light interval only when safe to do so without risk to pedestrians.</li></ul><p>For more information visit the pedestrian HAWK signal <a href="/streets/safety-topics/hawk-pedestrian-beacon-information"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">webpage</span></a>. </p></div>5/23/2017 7:00:00 AMMonica Hernandez602-350-8853