Posts tagged: walking

NEW PEDESTRIAN “HAWK” SIGNAL INDICATIONS

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By , November 17, 2011 7:37 am

Soon a  new type of pedestrian signals will be activated on East Orange Road by Hawkeye Community College campus.  These signals for vehicles remain blank until someone pushes the pedestrian button.  When the signals are flashing red and pedestrians are not crossing, vehicles can go after they have made a full stop. Drivers see the indications shown below.

 MEANINGS OF PEDESTRIAN HAWK SIGNAL INDICATIONS

BLANK

FLASHING YELLOW

STEADY YELLOW

STEADY RED

FLASHING RED

         

NOT ACTIVATED

SLOW DOWN

PREPARE TO STOP

STOP

STOP, THEN GO IF NO PEDESTRIAN IS CROSSING

 

Cedar Valley Does Not Need Another Pedestrian Fatality

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By , October 21, 2011 11:59 am

Days are becoming shorter. Sadly Cedar Falls and Waterloo both have experienced fatal pedestrian-car crashes in recent years.  Most of our area fatalities have been during dark hours of the day. Some have involved alcohol.  Alcohol impairs a pedestrian just like it impairs a driver.  Pedestrian and bicyclist must help others see them. Wear bright, reflective, and even fluorescent colors. Wear safety retro-reflective gear.  Carry something bright and even a light if possible.   Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday, November 6.  Mornings will be darker.  Don’t walk close to the edge of street with your back to traffic.

 

Light Colored Clothing & Reflective Gear Makes for Safer Walking and Bicycling

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By , October 5, 2011 9:24 am

Days are getting shorter. Light colored clothing and reflective gear makes walking and bicycling a little safer.