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Posted on: May 19, 2017

City to launch new Pedestrian Safety Flag Program


On Monday, May 22 at 10 a.m., the City of Bothell, in partnership with the Northshore School District, will kick off its new Pedestrian Safety Flag Program at Frank Love Elementary, 303 224th St. SW in Bothell. The pedestrian flag program is the City’s first school safety program funded by the Safe Streets & Sidewalks levy, approved by voters in November 2016. The media and the public are invited to attend the event.

Pedestrians can start using flags at a total of 10 locations near 12 schools next week:

  • Canyon Park Junior High
  • Crystal Springs Elementary
  • Frank Love Elementary
  • Maywood Hills Elementary
  • Northshore Junior High and Woodmoor Elementary
  • Saint Brendan School
  • Shelton View Elementary
  • Skyview Junior High and Canyon Creek Elementary
  • Westhill Elementary
  • Woodin Elementary

The event Monday will include remarks by:

  • City of Bothell Mayor Andy Rheaume
  • Northshore School District Superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid
  • Frank Love Elementary School Teacher Greg Wirtala
  • Flag Program Volunteer Marykay Branscomb

Student pedestrian safety was one of the top issues City leaders heard from families and community members when the City developed last year’s levy. Studies show that pedestrian flags increase the percentage of drivers who stop for pedestrians in marked crosswalks. The City will install flags at key school crossings in Bothell, then will expand to other high pedestrian areas like parks.

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