Red flags…

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThis is a dangerous street to cross in Evanston…no stop signs or lights.  The traffic is slow but constant.  So, if you want to cross you can pick up a red flag and carry it with you as you cross, then leave it on the other side.  I have never seen anything like this before and we just ran across the street, no flags necessary.  It’s such a strange and seemingly old fashioned way of doing something.  It’s great and I bet not many people steal the flags.  The streets were blocked off for the art fair so traffic may have been a bit slower than normal.

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16 Responses to Red flags…

  1. Heartafire says:

    I have never seen anything like this…blown away!

  2. Interesting, really does seem sold fashioned… think Mayberry

    • Absolutely. I never anything like it before. I don’t think they are magic flags, so you still have to be careful because a car could run over you AND the red flag…Just sayin’.

  3. laurie27wsmith says:

    You wave it so the drivers can get a better view before they run you over. 🙂 A cheap alternative to traffic lights I guess.

  4. words4jp says:

    Madison, Wi has the same thing. It actually works there. I did not know it exists around here….who knew?? 😉

    • This is the first time I’ve ever seen it but it does work. You can tell by the way the flags look and they are not evenly placed. 🙂 I didn’t know they had them anywhere else.

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