Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons (RRFB's)

Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons (RRFB’s) are devices that flash lights to alert drivers that pedestrians are crossing the road. RRFB’s help increase safety and make it easier to cross the street!  Printable RRFB Flyer (PDF)

Mahtomedi has 3 RRFB's
Ash Street & Hwy. 244
Neptune Street & Hwy. 244
Birchwood Road @ the City Limit


1. PRESS THE BUTTON - To activate the RRFB lights, so that motorists are alert that you are crossing.

2. MAKE EYE CONTACT - With drivers and WAIT until traffic is yielding before stepping out.

3. CHECK TRAFFIC - Make sure each traffic lane is clear before you move on to the next.

4. CROSS - Walk across the street while staying alert of traffic around you.



A. WATCH FOR PEDESTRIANS - When approaching a crossing area.

B. STOP FOR WALKERS - Trying to cross at crosswalks, even if RRFB lights are not flashing.

C. GIVE PLENTY OF SPACE - Stop at the stop bar or before pedestrian crosswalk.

D. NEVER PASS - Another vehicle that has stopped or is slowing down at a crosswalk.

RRFB (Image)