Published: April 6, 2017

HAWK traffic signal at Regent DriveDuring spring break, the city of Boulder removed the "High-Intensity Activated CrossWalK" (HAWK) signal light that was at the crosswalk on Regent Drive that connects the Engineering Center with Regent Autopark. The light has been replaced by a traditional traffic signal light.

The HAWK signal originally was installed by the city to try to minimize traffic interruptions. But many drivers actually found the light confusing, which is the main reason the city decided to make the switch back to a traditional signal.

For pedestrians, the crosswalk rules remain the same as they are for all crosswalks in Boulder. Tickets can be issued for the following:

  • Failing to activate the crosswalk signal.
  • Entering the crosswalk after the flashing red hand and/or the countdown has started.
  • Bicyclists failing to slow to 8 miles per hour when approaching and entering the crosswalk.

Later this month, the CU Boulder Police Department (CUPD) will be partnering with the city of Boulder and Boulder Police Department for the Heads Up crosswalk safety campaign.