Although there are few examples of crosswalk flag programs in Canada, there are many other crosswalk flag programs, particularly in the United States.

Nova Scotia

     In 2011 the Village of  Port Williams implemented a crosswalk flag program (photo in banner) that continues to this day

     In August 2014 the Traffic Authority of Halifax took the decision to allow crosswalk flags in the city.  Through the generosity of business, individuals, associations and a number of Councillors there are now  43 crosswalk flag programs installed in HRM.  Please see the Locations tab for each location.

     In July 2014 the Municipality of Chester approved and funded 50% of the installation of crosswalk flags along with crosswalk pedestrian signs (as below) at each of the crosswalks in Chester, Hubbards and New Ross.  

     The Town of Hantsport has implemented crosswalk flags at four locations, funded by the town.

     The Town of Berwick has also now added crosswalk flags to help its crosswalk issues.  See the coverage at

     With the support of the Town of Windsor Traffic Authority Cocoa Pesto Catering funded two crosswalk flag installations in October 2015.

Also in October 2015 the Village of Aylesford installed crosswalk flags as a result of a citizen seeing the crosswalk flags in Port Williams.  Coverage can be found here


     In October 2013 the town of Morden installed crosswalk flags at one particularly dangerous location.

British Columbia

     In February 2016 the District of West Vancouver implemented a pilot crosswalk flag program. 

Further details here

    The City of Coquitlam has purchased three sets of crosswalk flags from our Society.

Prince Edward Island

     In August 2017 the City of Charlottetown purchased six sets of crosswalk flags from our Society to begin a program around schools.

United States

     There are a number of crosswalk flag programs throughout the United States, the most significant one being the now (April 2016) 229 locations in Salt Lake City, Utah.

     Each of the following cities have had online mentions of crosswalk flag programs.


1.       Salt Lake City, Utah

2.       Charleston, South Carolina

3.       Madison, Wisconsin

4.       San Francisco Bay area, California

5.       Windsor, Connecticut

6.       Stoughton, Wisconsin

7.       Seattle, Washington

8.       Hailey & Ketchum, Idaho

9.              Kirkland, Washington

10.     Washington, DC

11.     New Brunswick, New Jersey

12.     Powell, Wyoming

13.     Berkeley, California

14.     Honolulu, Hawaii

15.     Lynnwood, Washington

16.     Glens Falls/Hudson Falls, NY

17.     Ashland, Oregon

18.     Elm Grove, Wisconsin

19.     Idaho Falls, Idaho

20.     Twin Falls, Idaho

21.           Portland, Maine

22.          St. Paul, Minnesota

23.          Benecia, California

24.          Chapel, North Carolina

25.          Oxford, Mississippi

26.          Provo, Utah

27.          Belmont, California

28.          Casselbury, Florida

29.          Dane County, Wisconsin

30.          LA County, California

31.          Oakland, California

32.          Minnetonka, Minnesota

33.          Hudson, Wisconsin

34.          Ponce Inlet, Florida

35.          Gaithersburg, Maryland

36.     St. Augustine Beach, Florida

37.     Metuchen, New Jersey

38.     Brainerd, Minnesota

39.     Astoria, Oregon

40.     Bristol, Rhode Island

41.     Woodenville, Washington

42.     Asheville and West Asheville, North Carolina

43.     Waikoloa Village, Hawaii

44.     Cottage Grove, Oregon

45.     Corte Madera, California

46.     Davidson, North Carolina

47.     Arlington, Massachusetts

48.      Lexington, Massachusetts

49.      Port Angeles, Washington

50.      Wallingford, Washington

51.      Pearl City, Hawaii

52.      Eugene, Oregon

53.      South Kingstown, Rhode Island

54.      Warm Beach, Washington

55.      Chicago, Illinois

56.      Sacramento, California

57.      Mill Creek, Utah

58.      Redington Shores, Florida

59.      St. Pete's Beach, Florida           

60.      New Oxford, Pennsylvannia

61.      Clearwater, Florida

62.      Pinellas County, Florida

63.      Wallowa County, Oregon

64.      Sandpoint, Idaho

65.      Richland, Washington

66.      Corrales, New Mexico

67.      Clearwater, Florida

68.      Pittsford, New York

69.      Memphis, Tennessee

70.      McCall, Idaho

71.      Ridgewood, New Jersey

72.      Bridgeport, Connecticut

73.      Athens, Georgia

74.      Glendale, California

75.       Electric City, Washington

76.       Sitka, Alaska

77.       Lewes, Delaware

78.       Port Washington, Wisconsin

79.       Fort Lauderdale, Florida

80.       Bainbridge Island, Washington

81.       Piscataway, New Jersey

82.       Wakefield, Rhode Island

83.       Waimea, Hawaii

84.       Belmont, Massachusetts

85.       Riverton, Wyoming

86.       Farmingham, Utah

87.       Kainaliu, Hawaii

88.       Shoreline, Washington

89.       West Asheville, North Carolina

90.       Bothell, Washington

91.       Oswego, Illinois

92.       Whittier Heights (Seattle), Washington

93.       Leeward Coast (Farrington Highway), Oahu


     The idea of crosswalk flags apparently originated in Japan in the 1990s.  It is reported a number of small cities in Japan use crosswalk flags.  I am aware of at least Iida City, Nagano as one city that has crosswalk flags.