project leader
Sarah N
Galloway and McLean
(Evergreen Historic District)
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Thank you to our donors!

the project

Have you ever had the frustrating experience of trying to cross the street and cars won't stop? I have. I live nearby to Overton Park, but I need to cross McLean - a busy street with fast traffic - to get there.

Perhaps motorists don't know that the law says they are supposed to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks and at intersections. Perhaps motorists aren't paying attention to you waiting for a break in traffic. Either way, we need a little help getting across safely. 

Crosswalk Flags can help. It's easy.

  1. Grab a flag from the bucket before your start to cross.
  2. Look both ways and use the flag to help you cross safely and visibly.
  3. Deposit the flag in the bucket on the other side so some one else can use it to cross in the other direction.

My Crosswalk Flag ioby project will put safety flags and buckets at 6-8 heavily-used pedestrian crossings throughout my neighborhood and in other strategic places in Memphis.

$25 buys enough supplies for 1 bucket, $50 gets a pair for a crosswalk!

the steps

  1. Raise money to buy the flags and supplies.
  2. Purchase supplies.
  3. Select final locations.
  4. Install the Crosswalk Flags.

why we're doing it

I'm tired of standing at the corner, trying to cross the street with my children, and being completely ignored by motorists.

Memphis has high rates of pedestrian injuries and fatalities. Disregard for pedestrian safety leaves our most vulnerable populations at risk - children, the elderly, people with disabilities, transit users, and low-income neighbors without acess to cars.

Let's not leave them stranded on the curb. Crosswalk Flags will help us cross safely and will raise awareness about the rights of pedestrians.

(A little extra information: Some city governments have installed crosswalk flags for their residents. I didn't think of this idea myself!)


Supplies: Flags ($2.50 per flag), buckets, staples/nails, printing, laminating, zip ties.

Total cost of supplies per crosswalk: $25/bucket ($50/crosswalk)

x 6-8 buckets = $350

ioby Platform Fee  waived
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $18
3rd Party Credit Card Processing Fee (3%) $11


RAISED = $543.00
less ioby Platform Fee  waived
less ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $15.51
less 3rd Party Credit Card Processing Fee (3%) $14.36

Revised budget, 9/10/2014

Original flags (many lost or faded): $150
Supplies: buckets, hardware, laminating, printing $115
New batch of flags: $150
Sun guard spray: $100
total: $515.00


Thank you to our donors!


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