Motorist drive through the intersection of First Avenue and Charles Street on Oct. 17, 2020. This crosswalk is one of 20 that will soon be home to a new ‘Rapid Rectangular Flashing Beacon’ device. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

LED street lighting along First Ave, 20 flashing beacon devices at crosswalks coming to Chilliwack

Comes at same time as a petition for pedestrian-controlled downtown crosswalk following hit-and-run


Emergency crews were on scene of an alleged hit-and-run Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020 at the corner of First Avenue and Nowell Street in Chilliwack. A local resident has since started a petition to get a well-lit, pedestrian-controlled crosswalk at the intersection. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Woman starts petition for lit, pedestrian-controlled crosswalk after hit-and-run in Chilliwack

Chilliwack resident Fawn Larson started the petition following collision at First and Nowell


Several crosswalks are going to see installation of flashing beacons in 2020. (City of Chilliwack)

Four flashing beacon devices coming to Chilliwack crosswalks this year

The devices attract drivers’ attention due to the flashing lights, making it safer