The HAWK Pedestrian Signal
The City of Des Moines has several locations where pedestrian signals called HAWK signals have been installaed. HAWK stands for High-intensity Activated crossWalK signal and provides a way to increase pedestrian safety while reducing the amount of delay for vehicles. For more information, visit our Hawk signal page
The Accessible Pedestrian Signal
An APS (Accessible Pedestrian Signal) is a special type of pedestrian pushbutton at a traffic signal that provides audible cues such as tones or voice message to low vision or blind pedestrians to let them know when to cross the street. A process had been created for receiving and prioritizing request to install these buttons at existing signalized pedestrian crossing locations. Locations that are more complex in that they are skewed, have low traffic volumes, left turn arrows, or several lanes to cross will score higher than smaller, less complex intersections. To request an APS at an existing signalized location, you will need to fill out and submit the APS request form
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