I noticed that the new HAWK beacons are now active along Democracy Blvd near Walter Johnson High School. HAWK beacons are normally dark, but when activated by a pedestrian, they turn yellow, then red. This provides a safe opportunity for people to cross the street.
This is a very important place to have them since (in normal years when children actually go to school buildings) many kids cross this busy street on their way to and from school. They also make it easier to walk from the neighborhood to the Giant Food store and other shops at Georgetown Square. These signals are a big improvement over the old flashing yellow crosswalk signals since those were always active even when no one was around. These only activate when a person pushes the button for the walk signal.