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Paxson Elementary Competes In National Competition

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After numerous parents expressed concerns about the safety of a crosswalk near Paxson Elementary School, students and parents are competing in a national competition they think could provide a solution.

The school is competing against two other schools to win a traffic control device for the crosswalk at Hill Street and Beckwith Avenue. The device is a beacon that flashes amber LED lights when activated by a pedestrian.

"This is an innovative solution to this issue, and it just so happened right when the parents brought this issue to our attention, I saw that this company was holding this national contest," Ben Weiss, City of Missoula Bike/Ped Program Manager.

The contest is sponsored by the signal manufacturer, Carmanah Traffic. Anyone can make a vote on Facebook.

 

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