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Safer crosswalk at Middle and Blake

From: domainremoved <Katelyn>
Date: Thu, 07 Jan 2016 21:15:20 +0000

Hello Mayor Cline and members of City Council,

I’m writing with concerns about safety at the intersection of Blake St and
Middle Ave. I often walk to the Park from my home on College Avenue to
Nealon Park and use the crosswalk located there. Unfortunately, most of the
time traffic doesn’t stop unless I’m well into the street. Even then, there
are time when cars go speeding by. With sundown happening earlier in the
day, I’m often out walking with my son (9 months) when it is dark and there
is poor lighting and no blinking crosswalk signs at the location. When I
lived on Hoover Street there was a blinking crosswalk installed across
Valparaiso. I know that this intersection is used much more frequently than
the one at Valparaiso and Hoover Street.

I would love to see a new crosswalk with lighting installed at Blake St on
Middle Ave. To underscore the urgency of this request, a neighbor of mine
was nearly hit by a car while walking across the street with her toddler
because a speeding car failed to stop (and tried to illegally pass the car
ahead of them who was properly stopped and waiting for her to cross).

I appreciate your time and attention to this! I truly believe this could
prevent a tragedy.


*Katelyn Mack*

*Associate Director, FSG Social Impact Consultants*

Received on Thu Jan 07 2016 - 13:18:55 PST

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