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Cleveland Park Gets a HAWK Pedestrian Crosswalk Too

by Prince Of Petworth May 22, 2013 at 3:15 pm 42 Comments

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Connecticut Avenue NW between Ordway and Macomb Streets

Back in April we noted that Chevy Chase had upgraded their “Crosswalk Flags” to a “HAWK signal (High-Intensity Activated crossWalK)”. Cleveland Park got one too – from a DDOT:

District law requires motorists to legally stop and give the right of way to pedestrians within crosswalks. However, DDOT research has shown that on busy, high traffic roadways, only about one in four drivers are willing to stop for pedestrians in the crosswalk. If appropriate warrants are met, a HAWK signal can be installed on those roadways that do not meet engineering standards for installing a conventional traffic signal.

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