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