The High-Intensity Activated crosswalk (HAWK) signal provides a protected pedestrian crossing as a way to increase safety.
It is only for pedestrian crossing and does not control traffic on side streets. The HAWK signal is activated through pushing a button, this causes flashing yellow lights that warn drivers that a pedestrian wishes to cross.
The signal then changes to a solid red to stop drivers. The solid red will then become a flashing red indicating to drivers they can pass through the intersection when it is safe to do so.
This guide will also help show the phases of the HAWK Traffic signals.