The Crosswalk Safety Society of Nova Scotia was recently approved and registered with the Canada Revenue Agency as a registered charity.
If you support the work we are doing please consider donating to the Society. All donations are fully tax deductible.
You can donate by either
- mailing a cheque made out to the Crosswalk Safety Society of Nova Scotia to 326B Waverley Road, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, B2X 2E3, or
- sending an e-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org with crosswalk as the security question answer.
Thank you for your consideration.
"To improve crosswalk safety, and more generally pedestrian safety, through education and providing research to the public, government and their staff, and police in order to improve the safety for pedestrians at crosswalks.
To facilitate community initiatives, e.g. crosswalk flag programs, in order to improve crosswalk safety"
The Crosswalk Safety Society of Nova Scotia (CCSNS) evolved from the Waverley Road Crosswalk Flags, a small community group that initiated a project in 2008-09 to install crosswalk flags at 13 locations along or near Waverley Road in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.
Although well received by the public, the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) Traffic Authority at the time was not supportive, effectively ending the pilot program. We pushed forward, obtaining the approval of the Province of Nova Scotia to allow crosswalk flags along provincial roads, the first being in 2011 at seven locations in the Village of Port Williams. Subsequent installations have occurred in Hubbards, Hantsport, Ayelsord, Berwick, New Ross, Bridgewater, Chester and Windsor.
After a recommendation from the Halifax Regional Municipality's Crosswalk Safety Advisory Committee and support from municipal council, crosswalk flags were finally again allowed in HRM in the summer of 2014. Through the Waverley Road Crosswalk Flag group crosswalk flags were reinstalled along Waverley Road and made available to other community groups. By year end there were 15 installations.
We have been extremely pleased with the response. In 2015 another 46 crosswalk flag locations were installed in HRM, demonstrating the public's desire for additional tools to address crosswalk safety.
Due to the incredible response, our small group decided to form the Crosswalk Safety Society of Nova Scotia, registering the Society with the Registry of Joint Stocks. With the creation of the Society, a Board now exists as well as separate accounting.
Community and individual requests for crosswalk flags has continued to be very strong with another 49 crosswalk flag installations to September 2016. As well, other organizations and communities in Nova Scotia and beyond have contacted the Society, and in some cases are proceeding with their own programs.