How do the pedestrian signals (walk/don't walk) work?

The push button directs the signal controller to display the "Walk" indication during the next traffic cycle (it is not instantaneous). The "Walk" display should be interpreted as instruction to start crossing the street. Once the pedestrian signal displays the flashing "Don't Walk," do not depart from the curb. During the flashing "Don't Walk" phase, enough time is provided for pedestrians to finish crossing the street. However, if walkers leave the curb and begin crossing during the flashing "Don't Walk," there may not be enough time to complete crossing before the signal changes. Another interpretation of the flashing "Don't Walk" indication is don't start crossing.

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1. How does a traffic signal work?
2. Who do I call if the signal isn't working properly?
3. How are speed limits determined (or changed)?
4. What is traffic calming?
5. What can be done about speeding in my neighborhood?
6. Does the City of Cedar Park have a traffic calming program?
7. How do the pedestrian signals (walk/don't walk) work?
8. How do I request a Stop Sign, traffic signal or Speed Limit Sign for an intersection?
9. Why doesn't the city of cedar park install "Children at Play" signs?
10. I have noticed certain signs with curve symbols and a lower speed limit posted directly below the sign. How is this speed limit established?
11. I see cameras at certain intersections. What do they do? Does the City of Cedar Park use photo-radar or other automatic enforcement techniques?
12. How can I get more information about traffic volumes and speeds on my street?
13. Who can I call if I cannot see at an intersection because of trees, plants, privacy fences, etc.?
14. What is a TIA (Traffic Impact Analysis) and why is one required? What type of developments require a TIA?
15. How does the City of Cedar Park determine where new roads go?