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What are those flags on 6th and Morgan?


Last updated 3/4/2021 at 5:19pm

Drew Lawson | The Times

These flags can be used by pedestrians to alert oncoming traffic at the intersection of 6th and Morgan Streets.

DAVENPORT – Residents driving through downtown may have noticed several yellow flags inside holders with a Lions Club logo attached to the wooden poles at the intersection of Morgan and 6th Streets.

Those flags were the inspiration of club member John Coley, who noticed a high potential for vehicle vs. pedestrian risks at that intersection, one of the busiest in the city. The city agreed to the measure.

"We don't have to wait for someone to get hit," Coley noted.

Pedestrians are free to take one of the flags and wave it as they cross the intersection, alerting cars and semitrucks of t...

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