I would like to recognize the efforts of a somewhat anonymous person who has taken the responsibility to organize our community to put crossing flags in Wallingford. I know who he is (but won’t tell), but would like everyone to know that all of the flags and flag holders that you see along N. 40th St. have been put up, and paid for, by individuals who are concerned about the dangerous traffic conditions along this arteriole. As one who lives at the corner of what I believe is a particularly dangerous neighborhood crosswalk, my husband and I have spent hundreds of dollars making the containers and stocking them with crossing flags…only to have them disappear one by one, even after we started starting adding the cross section address on the flag. “Rants” to those individuals who keep “misplacing” our flags. We are happy, however, to see that after one particularly assertive phone call to Seattle Metro, the busses will actually stop when someone is standing IN THE CROSSWALK with a raised flag.
Thanks, anony-flag-man! There’s actually a nice history of our crossing flags here, including information on who to contact if you want to get some put on your corner. Maybe some folks in other neighborhoods would like some, as well?