Flags added to crosswalk in Reynoldsburg to improve pedestrian safety

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The city of Reynoldsburg is testing a new program to improve pedestrian safety.

A handful of orange flags have been placed at both ends of the crosswalk near East Main Street and Lancaster Avenue for pedestrians to carry or wave as they cross the busy street.

The flags are viewed as an inexpensive measure that can be implemented quickly, according to Reynoldsburg Police Chief David Plesich,

“I think people appreciate that we are trying something,” Plesich said. “We’re trying something different. We’re trying something out of the box. We’re trying something low-cost and it’s worth a shot.”

The flags were placed near the crosswalk on Monday.

Many pedestrians are still trying them for the first time.

“I think it’s a good idea,” said Todd Burns. “It does give a little bit of awareness to the driver to kind of see you.”

Plesich said if the flags are used frequently, more may be placed throughout the city.

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