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This year the City of Durango's Multimodal Division is launching an educational campaign with tips on how to safely share the road -- for pedestrians, bicyclists, transit riders and motorists. 

Monthly tips are featured in the Momentum e-newsletter.

October's Share the Road Tip: Do You Speak HAWK?

Does crossing Camino del Rio at the HAWK signal at 12th Street give you the chills? It doesn't have to! Learn how to cross and drive safely through the HAWK signal. What in the world is a HAWK signal anyways? A High Intensity Activated Crosswalk (HAWK) is a traffic signal device that helps pedestrians safely cross busy streets.


HAWKTo use a HAWK signal safely: 

  1. When you are walking and you reach the HAWK signal, push the pedestrian button and wait for the walk signal to indicate that it is safe to cross. The most you will ever have to wait is 90 seconds!
  2. When the walk signal comes on, cross with caution, looking left-right and left again. If you are on a bike, please stop at the push button, and then treat the light like a pedestrian, walking or slowly riding your bike across the street.
  3. If you are driving near the HAWK signal, slow down to ensure you can see the signal light. A flashing yellow means slow down, pedestrians are waiting to cross. Solid yellow means prepare to stop. Solid red means stop, pedestrians are in crosswalk. Flashing red means stop, and when the crosswalk is clear, proceed with caution. Dark means proceed if clear.


It is important we all know how to use the HAWK signal! It will help us share the road more safely.

Let's all do our part to to safely share the road! Read the October Momentum e-newsletter.

Read more from our Share the Road Education Campaign! 

September's Share the Road Tip: Cross at Crosswalks. Are you a jaywalker? Jaywalking is common, but there are a few reasons to choose a safer option when crossing the street. Read more.

August's Share the Road Tip: Slow Down. 
Have you ever passed the "drive like your kids live here" signs on North College Drive, and thought to yourself, I need to slow down! If so, you likely do! Read more.

July's Share the Road Tip: Get the Hang of the Roundabout. 
By learning a few navigation tips, you may find roundabouts are just as simple to use as stop signs. Read more.

June's Share the Road Tip: Make Eye Contact. 
Pedestrians, to ensure that drivers see and stop for you, establish eye contact before you start to cross. Read more.

May's Share the Road Tip: Three Feet for Passing.
When passing a cyclist, allow at least three feet of space between the widest point of the cyclist. Read more. 

April's Share the Road Tip: Wear Lights at Night! (And a Helmet!). 
Spring is here, and the warmer weather and longer days provide plenty of opportunities for great riding -- even at night. Read more

March's Share the Road Tip: Motorists, Focus on Driving. 
Distracted driving is increasingly becoming one of the biggest hazards on our roadways. Read more.

February's Share the Road Tip: Safety Starts at the Bus Stop. 
The greatest risk to your child is not actually riding a bus, but approaching or leaving one -- especially at a bus stop. Read more.

January's Share the Road Tip: Respect the Sharrow.
 A sharrow is a shared-lane marking indicating where a bicyclist has the right to ride. They can be seen along many Durango streets. Read more.

If you have a road story you'd like to share, please email .