Belmont launches Crosswalk Flag Pilot on Tuesday, September 21st

To increase the safety of pedestrians in Belmont, especially near our schools, Belmont is starting a crosswalk flag pilot program at four locations along popular school walking routes. The crosswalk flag program is a low-cost, low-tech tool designed to help increase pedestrian visibility and driver awareness in Belmont. Safer walking routes increases frequency of walking as a means of transit.

Take a flag, hold it in front of you as you cross and use proper pedestrian safety practices, and place it in the container when you reach the other side. Pilot location are:

  • On Gale Road at Watson Road
  • On Lexington Street at Sycamore Street
  • On Cross Street at Broad Street
  • On Payson Road at Oakley Road

The project is being launched on Tuesday, September 22nd by Belmont Safe Routes to School Community Working Group, in collaboration with the Town of Belmont, including Belmont Public Schools, Belmont Office of Community Development, Belmont Police Department, and Belmont Department of Public Works and with generous support from Be Well Belmont, a project of the Belmont Food Collaborative.

For more information, please contact Abby Klingbeil (SRTS, Winn Brook) at belmontcrosswalkflags@gmail.com

 

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