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.

Here's how it works:

Directions on how to visually navigate the signal for drivers and pedestrians


Additional information from the Federal Highway Administration: Proven Safety Countermeasures - Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon has more safety information for pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists