Pedestrian safety flags will be tried in Westborough.
Police Chief Alan Gordon recently told selectmen he would like to try the measure at the crosswalk at West Main at Church streets during the Westborough Farmers' Market, which starts in June.
This summer, Selectman Leigh Emery said pedestrian safety was an issue at that crosswalk during the farmers' market. Police placed an orange safety cone there during the market to raise drivers' awareness of the crosswalk.
At that time, Selectman Timothy Dodd also noted that some western states have flags available at crosswalks for pedestrians to carry.
Dodd said then-Westborough Planning Board member Maureen Bliss suggested the flags in 2009 as the town studied pedestrian safety downtown.
Gordon said he has spoken with the Westborough Civic Club, and would possibly seek their assistance with trying the flags in the spring.
He said he wants to try the flags at least during the farmers' market.
"That'll give us a good gauge" of its effectiveness "with a lot of people crossing," Gordon said.
The cone "seemed to work" during the market," he said. The flags would be "in addition to that."