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Following up on Adam’s introduction to the new Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon that will be popping up around the city, here’s an annotated video of the light in action on Parker St., south of Boylston St. (Rt. 9).

On the video annotations, by “Pedestrian sees: …” I mean what the pedestrian sees in the little walk/don’t walk hooded display facing each sidewalk (red do-not-walk hand, countdown timer and flashing red hand, or green walk figure).

As you can see, this light controls traffic much better than a flashing yellow, providing clearer guidance to both the pedestrian and the driver.

Anybody know who the pedestrian is?







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