Pedestrian safety event in Richfield highlights crosswalks

The city of Richfield is promoting pedestrian safety with a crosswalk event 5-7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 7.

City staff and volunteers will demonstrate the proper use of a crosswalk by crossing Nicollet Avenue at 72nd Street, where a temporary crosswalk has been painted. As they cross the road, participants will carry a banner displaying a safety message visible to motorists and pedestrians as they approach the crosswalk.

The event is part of the Nicollet Avenue Crosswalk Demonstration Project, made possible through funding from the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota’s Center for Prevention, which aided the construction of three temporary crosswalks on Nicollet Avenue to improve pedestrian safety during the summer.

Residents can submit feedback about the project by taking a project survey at bit.ly/RIXwalk.