Module C - Slide 28


Audible beaconing is an increase in volume of signal (both the walk indication and the locator tone for that phase, or just the locator tone for that phase) for the next pedestrian phase in order to provide some additional directional information to a person while crossing the street. This is usually requested by an extended button press. That way it's not loud all the time and people can get a louder signal if they feel they warnt or need it. Some APS allow the sound to come only from the other side of the street or to alternate from one end of the crosswalk to the other. MUTCD allows either at this point.