Crosswalk Flashing Beacons

Flashing beacons provide a solution for crosswalks where signs and markings have been insufficient in increasing driver compliance to pedestrian and cyclists at crossings. They can also complement additional treatments including pedestrian refuge islands and curb extensions.  

Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons (RRFBs) are gaining attention as a high-intensity crosswalk light, due to the technology’s proven performance in federal and state research. The RRFB has been granted interim approval by FWHA as a recommended solution for use at uncontrolled, marked crosswalks. As a result, Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons are an important part of the toolkit and are quickly becoming a top choice for engineers looking to improve vehicle yield rates, pedestrian service levels and multi-modal transportation access at uncontrolled, marked crossings.

Rectangular Rapid Flashing Crosswalk Beacons are the ideal solution for a range of crossing applications:

• Crosswalks at intersections with thru-lanes on major legs
• Urban mid-block crosswalks
• Multi-lane crosswalks
• University/College Campus crosswalks
• School Zone crosswalks
• Greenways
• Bicycle boulevards
• Trail crossings


Featured Crosswalk Product

RRFBs are proven to improve driver compliance at pedestrian crossings. Learn more about our R920 Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon.       

Community Stories

Visit our Community Stories page to see how crosswalk flashing beacons have been used and read our community case studies.                                            

Crosswalk Education Centre

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