Brattleboro, Vermont, through the town’s Selectboard, has agreed to take $30,000 from the town’s annual budget to buy and install pedestrian safety measures throughout town. The Brattleboro Reformer says that the Department of Public works is expected to chime in soon and inform the Board on how that money can best be spent.
The Traffic Safety Committee in town had discussed installing four new flashing lights for pedestrians crossing the street and the Selectboard, at their previous meeting, came up with the figure of $30,000 for new safety measures.
The vote was unanimous this week following recent incidents of at two pedestrians being hit by vehicles and sent to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The board hopes to make the investment and improvements soon, as waiting for the next fiscal year of 2018 would mean that they wouldn’t be able to pull funds until next summer.