Pay Attention to New Flashing Pedestrian Crosswalk

Flashing pedestrian crosswalk on Winnetka Ave. at Lanark St

There is a new high visibility, flashing pedestrian crosswalk on Winnetka Ave. at Lanark St. This "Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon" is the first in the Valley. It signals drivers to yield to pedestrians in the crosswalk.

Of course drivers must yield to pedestrians in a crosswalk even if there isn’t a flashing light system like this. In September 2018, a 75 year old man was killed at the intersection where the RRFB has now been installed, demonstrating that safety measures like this are needed on higher speed streets.