Flag Crossing

Interesting what you find out is in your own backyard.  Kirkland is quite literally just down the road from me and here’s an interesting idea on what that city’s doing with pedestrian safety.

What began as an experiment at five intersections with no signals downtown in 1996 has grown to 47 throughout the city. Pedestrians can pick up a flag in a stand, wave it while crossing the street, then deposit it at a stand on the other side.