Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Pedestrians Asked To Carry Flags For Visibility

The city of Coeur d’Alene is going to try a low-tech, low-cost way to make pedestrians more visible, and therefore safer. They will be asked to carry brightly colored flags to cross the intersections of Ironwood Drive and Ironwood Place and 6th and Sherman.

The flags have helped to reduce collisions between cars and pedestrians in other cities but will it work in our area? KREM 2 News has the story.

3 comments:

Barb Chamberlain said...

Not brand-new to the area: We added them at the Riverpoint Campus years ago in buckets on either side of the major crosswalks on Spokane Falls Boulevard.

SRTC Staff said...

And I know they were used on the Gonzaga campus several years ago. Do you have any sense of how well they worked at Riverpoint?

Charles Hansen said...

The #28 used to go that way before they closed it for construction and the flags were used for crossing.

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