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Expanded orange-flag program nixed (3:21 p.m. 11/27/09)

DE PERE, Wis. (AP) — De Pere city leaders have decided against expanding a program that provides orange flags for pedestrians to wave as they cross some busy intersections.

There are currently 200 bright orange flags and holders at some intersections, purchased through a $300 community service grant from the city.

City planning director Ken Pabich said they’ve seen mixed results on the current flags, with some people using them and some going missing.

The Green Bay Press-Gazette reported that the city’s traffic and parking commission considered installing flags at a multilane roundabout, but officials nixed it.

In a memo to Mayor Mike Walsh, city engineer Lee Schley said the current system is not working effectively.

Information from: Green Bay Press-Gazette, http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com

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