Pedestrian crossing signals are designed to get you across busy streets safely. Some signals are not automatic and must be activated; those signals have a "Push Button for Walk Signal" sign posted above a button. To activate, simply push the button and wait for the "walk sign."

Walk Signals are Steady White Lights

Both of these signs mean that you may walk:

Image of walk signal         Image of walkingman signal

However, first you should:

  • Look to the left, right and left again.
  • Watch for turning cars.
  • When it is safe, leave the curb and cross the street.

Caution Signals are Flashing Red Lights

Both of these "DON'T WALK" signals, when they are flashing, mean to use caution.

        Image of flashing don't walk signal         Image of flashing red hand meaning don't walk signal

This means:

  • If you are in the street, finish crossing the street.
  • If you have not started crossing the street, stay on the curb.
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Stop or Don't Walk Signals are Steady Red Lights

These "DON'T WALK" signals, when the orange lights are steady, mean STOP.

         Image of Don't Walk signal        Image of raised hand meaning don't walk signal

They mean:

  • Stay on the curb.
  • If a button is provided, push the button and wait for the "WALK" signal.