Pedestrian Controls

Pedestrian Control and Pedestrian Signal Operations
A variety of methods are used to operate pedestrian crossings at intersections. A brief description of each is included below:

When to Cross Safely
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A steady WALKING PERSON (symbolizing WALK) signal indication means that a pedestrian facing the signal indication is permitted to start to cross the roadway in the direction of the signal indication, possibly in conflict with turning vehicles. The pedestrian shall yield right of way to vehicles lawfully within the intersection at the time the WALKING PERSON (symbolizing WALK) signal indication is first shown.
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A flashing UPRAISED HAND (symbolizing DON'T WALK) signal indication means that a pedestrian shall not start to cross the roadway in the direction of the signal indication, but that any pedestrian who has already started to cross on a steady WALKING PERSON (symbolizing WALK) signal indication shall proceed out of the traveled way.
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The countdown pedestrian signal displays the number of seconds remaining until the termination of the pedestrian change interval (flashing UPRAISED HAND).
When Not to Cross
A steady UPRAISED HAND (symbolizing DON'T WALK) signal indication means that a pedestrian SHALL NOT enter the roadway in the direction of the signal indication.

Accessible Pedestrian Signals
Accessible pedestrian signals are typically integrated into the pedestrian detector (push button), so the audible tones and/or messages come from the push button housing. They have a push button locator tone and tactile arrow and can include audible beaconing and other special features.