Getting across three major Tucson streets will be a bit easier in the next three months.
The City of Tucson is adding three HAWK signals around the city.
“We’re trying to knock a HAWK off every month,” Ann Chanecka the city’s bicycle and pedestrian program manager said.
Two of the HAWK signals will be bike HAWKs and one will be a traditional pedestrian HAWK.
The HAWK signal was invented in Tucson by a former Tucson traffic engineer and are designed to help pedestrians and bicyclists cross major streets with the aid of a red light, which is only activated if a pedestrian or bike is waiting to cross.
The two bike HAWKS will be installed at:
- Ninth Street and Campbell Avenue
- Treat Avenue and Broadway Boulevard
Each of the bike HAWKs are additions to the corridor that already have bike and pedestrian friendly crossings elsewhere along the corridor.
The traditional pedestrian HAWK will be installed at 22nd Street and Avenida Sirio between Wilmot and Kolb Roads.