Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety
"Because we pride ourselves in being a walkable and bikeable community, we need our community members to feel safe on our roads and sidewalks, and pedestrian safety is of utmost importance.” - Mayor Rusty Knox
Vehicles are required to stop for pedestrians in the crosswalk according to NC state law.
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 Davidson Town Hall at 704-892-7591 with any questions.
In-Street Pedestrian Crosswalk Signs
In-street pedestrian crosswalk signs are the best way to get the attention of drivers on our streets. We have placed signs in the middle of selected crosswalks alerting drivers to stop for pedestrians.
Pedestrian Flashing Beacons
We have four flashing beacons at our Griffith Street roundabout crossings, funded through a Safe Routes to School grant from the NC Department of Transportation.
We also have flashing beacons at the intersection of Davidson-Concord Road and Robert Walker Drive.
We encourage our citizens to use these beacons when crossing the road.
• Always lock your bike to a solid object.
• Lock your bike in a well-lit area with high foot traffic.
• Make sure that the object to which you lock your bike cannot be cut.
• Lock according to value - frame first, then back wheel, and finally front wheel.
• Get the tightest fit possible! The less room inside the u-lock or chain, the more difficult it will be for thieves to use their tools.
• Position your lock off the ground with the keyhole facing down.