By: Sarah Prohaska, Communications Director, Communications Director City of Port St. Lucie
September 13, 2021
To improve pedestrian safety at crosswalks, the City of Port St. Lucie is implementing a See Me Flags Pedestrian Crosswalk Safety Pilot Program. Studies completed by the Transportation Research Board (TRB) determined crosswalk flags are up to 80% effective at stopping cars when used by pedestrians at marked crosswalks.
The flags were installed Aug. 19, 2021. The six-month pilot project starts in September and runs through February.
The City provides flags for added visibility when crossing. The flags are located:
· Selvitz Road and North Macedo Boulevard intersection (crosswalk on the north side)
· Selvitz Road between Lybia Lane and Peachtree Boulevard (mid-block crossing)
· Green River Parkway and Melaleuca Boulevard intersection (crosswalk on the south side)
The City of Port St. Lucie is exploring the use of See Me Flags to help increase pedestrian safety and visibility at crosswalks. The purpose of the pilot project is to evaluate the effectiveness of the flags and the level of maintenance needed to replace lost or stolen flags.
Crosswalk flags are a simple inexpensive tool to help increase pedestrian visibility when crossing the street, especially in rainy weather or at night. Flag use is optional and pedestrians are not required to use a flag to cross the street.
For more information visit www.cityofpsl.com/publicworks
Watch an educational video on See Me Flags here: https://youtu.be/y-88f8l4OzU