Four (4) types of Pedestrian Traffic Control Devices are used within 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 four (4) devices essentially work in the same manner. When a pedestrian approaches an intersection, they will need to push the pedestrian button in order to activate the signal.
Some of locations have a pedestrian refuge (island) in the middle of the roadway – these areas have two (2) buttons which need to be pushed. For example, the crosswalks at the intersection of Third Avenue and Fourth Street have a pedestrian refuge. If yellow flashing pedestrian crosswalk signals are not working on one side of the crosswalk while a pedestrian is within the pedestrian refuge, the citizen should verify that both sets of pedestrian buttons were pushed (one at the initial curb and the one at the pedestrian refuge median). Pedestrians should push both sets of pedestrian buttons to get both sides of the crosswalk signal to illuminate.
Additional information may be found at the Transportation Engineering Pedestrian Traffic Control Devices web page.