COEUR d’ALENE, ID. – The city of Coeur d’Alene is going to try a low-cost way to make walkers more visible. The idea: having them carry brightly colored flags.
Officials say it’s a model that has reduced crashes in other cities. The way it works is people will have the option to pick up a flag and carry it across the street. Then they can dump it back in a canister that will be attached to a street sign.
The city will install one near Kootenai Medical Center at the intersection of Ironwood Drive and Ironwood Place. It’s one of the worst non-lit intersection for pedestrian/car crashes. The other will go on 6th and Sherman.
The cost for both is about $180. The program should start in the next month or so.