California Department of Transportation

Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon


Del Norte County pedestrians in Crescent City crossing US Highway 101 about one mile south of Washington Boulevard are experiencing something new. A Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon (PHB), a special type of crosswalk, has been installed. When activated, PHB's use flashing and solid lights to signal vehicles to stop. Using a Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon is simple for both drivers and pedestrians.

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area map

Here's how it works. [click on the image for a printable PDF chart]

area map


To learn more about how to use a Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon, please watch this video produced by the City of Fort Collins, Colorado.


Additional information from the Federal Highway Administration: Proven Safety Countermeasures - Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon


Questions about the Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon?
Contact Caltrans at (707) 441-3998