The Winona City Council Monday unanimously gave it's approval to establish a pedestrian safety program in the city.
The Winona Area Chamber of Commerce's Transportation Committee has been working on pedestrian safety near Winona State University and the plan calls for an awareness campaign to be established for both walkers and vehicle drivers.
Councilman Al Thurley said the safety campaign should include a plan to address distracted drivers who listen to illegal headphones.
Council member Paul Double also noted that some pedestrians are not obeying intersection rules, even when there are traffic lights or 4-way stop signs.
The plan, called "Share the Road", would mainly involve the area around WSU but it would also include other areas of the city.
The Chamber is planning a public awareness campaign and there will be a crosswalk public event in September. The plan is to stage cross walk safety measures at 2 locations, 3 times a day, for a total of 6 intersections around town including Huff Street near WSU and Mankato Avenue.