City educating drivers, pedestrians on new signs

Columbus city officials are trying to get you up to speed about some new style traffic signals you will be seeing around town. The two new types of signs are called Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons and Pedestrian Hybrid Beacons.

You will see the Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons as part of the Rocky Ford Road improvement project and the Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon at the 17th and Washington Street intersection.

City planners say that these signals improve access and safety for those walking and biking in our community but pedestrians and drivers need to know how they operate and what you need to do when you encounter them.

The Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons flash yellow when pedestrians have activated them, while the Pedestrian Hybrid Beacons trigger a duel red light when pedestrians push the button.

City officials have posted directions on the Facebook page of the City County Planning Department or you can check out the graphic below:

Image provided by the Columbus and Bartholomew County Planning Department.