If you are a pedestrian, you may find some bright orange flags at a crosswalk over the next few weeks.
The City of Lake Stevens is planning to test the use of crossing flags at three marked crosswalks.
The idea is based on the City of Kirkland’s successful PedFlag program which has been in operation for several years and well received by the public. The intent is to heighten the awareness of both the motorist and the pedestrian when a pedestrian is trying to cross a busy street.
The idea is that a pedestrian holds out a flag when crossing to help the motorist see them. The locations for the pilot program are at the downtown Post Office on Main Street, Lundeen Boulevard at Lundeen Park, and North Davies adjacent to the Hawkins House. The bright orange plastic flags will be one foot square with a wood handle.
After operating for several weeks, the City will seek input from the public on how well they feel the flags are working. It is hoped that this will help to enhance safety for pedestrians.
Please contact Ed Gano at firstname.lastname@example.org to provide comments.