Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety


 "Because we pride ourselves in being a walkable and bikeable community, we need our citizens to feel safe on our roads and sidewalks, and pedestrian safety is of utmost importance.”  - Mayor John Woods

Vehicles are required to stop for pedestrians in the crosswalk according to NC state law.

In an effort to protect our pedestrians, we have installed a variety of safety measures in town:
  1. Pedestrian Crosswalk Flags
  2. Crosswalk Safety
  3. Bicycle Lock Safety Tips
After students from the Community School of Davidson created and tested the crossing flag concept at several intersections in town, Davidson’s Board of Commissioners decided to expand flag usage to promote the safety of our citizens. Citizens are encouraged to  wave an orange flag when at the edge of the crosswalk, to make eye contact with any vehicles, and then proceed across the street. The  flag can then be placed in the receptacle for another pedestrian to use. The flags have reflective tape which increases visibility at night. 

We appreciate our crosswalk sponsors who help replace missing and damaged flags and ensure flags are evenly distributed between receptacles.   

Intersections with  flags:
 
•Beaty Street and Delburg Street    
•Griffith Street and Watson Street     
•Main Street and Jackson Street/Glasgow Street 
•Concord Road and Faculty Drive        
•Davidson-Concord Road and Robert Walker Drive    
•Concord Road at Davidson College Presbyterian Church       
•Concord Road at (Preyer Building)        
•Concord Road at Baker Drive/Woodland Street (west)     
•Concord Road at Baker Drive/Woodland Street (east)          
•Concord Road at St. Alban’s Lane (already sponsored)          
•South Main Street at Walnut Street
•Helen Benson and Summers Walk Boulevards (Summers Walk) 

Please contact Public Information Officer Cristina Shaul at 704-940-9602 with any questions.