Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon & HAWK

Office

  • Physical Address
  • Municipal Plaza Building
    114 W. Commerce, 6th Floor
    San Antonio, TX 78205   
  • Mailing Address
  • P.O. Box 839966
    San Antonio, TX 78283-3966
  • Phone
  • 210.207.8022

Staff

  • Mike Frisbie, P.E.
    Director and City Engineer
  • Anthony Chukwudolue, P.E.
    Assistant Director
  • Razi Hosseini, P.E.
    Assistant Director
  • Christie Chapman
    Assistant Director
  • Arthur Reinhardt, P.E., C.F.M.
    Assistant Director
  • Nefi Garza, P.E.
    Assistant Director

The Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon, also known as High-Intensity Activated crossWalK (HAWK) (PDF) is a overhead flashing signal that is activated by a pedestrian and utilizes yellow and red lights to warn drivers when a pedestrian is crossing the roadway. The phasing operates in the following method:

  • No light
    Drivers can proceed through intersection without stopping until the beacon is activated by a pedestrian pushing a button.

  • Flashing Yellow Light
    Warns drivers approaching the crosswalk of a pedestrian crossing.

  • Solid Yellow Light
    Warns drivers to prepare to stop.

  • Solid Red Light
    Drivers are to stop for pedestrians crossing.

  • Flashing Red Light
    Drivers are to stop and may proceed though the intersection when it is clear of pedestrians.

  • No light
    Drivers can proceed through intersection without stopping until the beacon is activated by a pedestrian.