Pedestrian safety plan draws lit-sign opponents

By scott miller

VAIL — Ever since this town upgraded from unpaved streets, there’s been a strong aversion to stoplights — or even flashing street signs. The latter are finally coming to Vail, in the name of improving pedestrian safety.The Vail Town Council Tuesday voted unanimously to approve the first phase of a package of pedestrian safety improvements, and those improvements will include flashing signs at heavily-used pedestrian crosswalks. The signs will be user-activated, and will probably resemble signs now in use along Avon Road in Avon — traditional diamond-shaped signs that have flashing LED lights around their edges.That decision didn’t come without …

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