The District of West Vancouver recently initiated a pilot Pedestrian Crossing Flag program at a crosswalk near a local elementary school. CBC's The 180 took a look at the program and how it is being received by the neighborhood and, or course, the twitterverse.
Over the past year or so, there has been a rapid rise in interest in pedestrian crossing flags. The video below takes the idea behind the flags to its very funny but logical conclusion, asking the question: just how visible is visible enough?
We here at HASTe are still ambivalent about this scheme, as it seems to put even more responsibility on pedestrians to "stay safe" while doing nothing to address issues like vehicle speed and distracted driving. Apparently we're not the only ones!