Posted on 31 January 2013.
Community School of Davidson students used new flags at Griffith and Watson streets to lead a group of public works employees back across the street Wednesday. (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net)
We celebrate lots of innovations and traditions here in Davidson, and this week has certainly brought some unique firsts: New crosswalk safety flags on Griffith Street and new trash and recycling cans on Main Street.
That’s right: We had a dedication for new trash cans. Turns out that project has been in the works for a few years, since being proposed by a group of Community School of Davidson students. Meanwhile, the new crosswalk flags also came out of a project at the school.
Drivers on Griffith Street in Davidson this week are finding a new crosswalk safety tactic in use: Bright orange flags that pedestrians can wave to get the attention of passing drivers. Read the full story
Posted in Downtown & old Davidson, Environment, kids, Life in Davidson, Photo of the Day, Planning & Development, Public safety, Public works, Town Hall
Posted on 24 January 2013.
Posted in Business, Concord, kids, Planning & Development
Posted on 23 January 2013.
By CHUCK McSHANE
Flashing pedestrian crossing lights will be installed at the Griffith Street roundabouts and lighting could be improved at crosswalks near the Davidson College campus in the coming months, officials announced at the Town Board work session Tuesday night. Commissioners also raised concerns over a General Assembly bill that could limit towns' abilities to enforce residential design standards.
In other news, work has begun to transform the old pump station on South Street into offices for Parks & Recreation. And the town's finance director says sales tax revenues are continuing to rebound to pre-2008 levels. Read the full story
Posted in Planning & Development, Public works, Town Hall