In September 2021, the School District of River Falls approached the City with a proposal to work toward a common goal of improving pedestrian safety. Four busy intersections (with a five intersection in progress), most located near schools, are now equipped with push button technology and specialized blinking lights. Through a combination of funds, the School District purchased materials and hired a contractor to install the electric for the flashing lights and the City installed the poles and bases for the signs. The City will also handle continued maintenance. Now, with the push-button technology, pedestrians will be actively involved in their safety before stepping foot in the street. Drivers will be made aware that a stop is approaching by the sensory experience of the flashing lights.
You can read more about this joint project by following this link.