Waitsfield's crosswalks have a temporary new look!
In an effort to increase pedestrian safety in Waitsfield Village and Irasville, the Town of Waitsfield and the Mad River Valley Planning District worked with Local Motion and the Vermont Department of Transportation in June 2021 to place in-street signs at the Waitsfield Elementary School, Carroll Rd., and Irasville crosswalks.
In-street crosswalk signs are effective tools to enhance awareness of and yielding to pedestrian crossings, and help to remind motorists of local laws. These signs were made available for the one-month demonstration project due to the generosity and support of Local Motion. These signs were temporary and as such vulnerable to being hit and moved. Permanent in-street crosswalk signs would be mounted to the street, as opposed to having portable rubber bases.
Read the 2021 Waitsfield In-Street Crosswalk Signage Pilot Project Final Report here.
Learn more about pedestrian safety efforts in Waitsfield here.
We want to know what you think!
Your input is needed to help the Town of Waitsfield determine the best options for pedestrian safety improvements.
Our thanks to Mad River Valley residents, the MRV Citizens Concerned About Waitsfield Pedestrian Safety, and MRV Transportation Advisory Committee members for their ongoing support and guidance.