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Dangerous crosswalk on Santa Cruz Avenue

From: domainremoved <Eric>
Date: Wed, 4 Oct 2017 15:27:40 -0700

Dear City folks,

I am writing to alert you to a dangerous crosswalk on Santa Cruz Avenue
near Sharon Road. This is the crosswalk that many La Entrada kids from the
University Heights neighborhood use to get to and from school each day. My
wife Sandy Sloan and I spoke a couple of times with Reuben Nino before he
retired, but there has been no noticeable change as a result of those

Our granddaughter and a friend were almost hit by a car this afternoon,
which is why I'm writing. With crosswalk lights flashing, 3 cars went
right through the crosswalk even as the kids had started across. Sandy had
to grab them to prevent them from getting hit.

The problem is two-fold: traffic moves along this stretch of Santa Cruz at
a good clip, and the lights that are supposed to alert drivers to
pedestrians at the crosswalk (blinking lights on a sign and lights in the
pavement) are too dim to be easily seen. The solution may be to install
brighter lights on both the sign and in the crosswalk. A similar setup at
the downtown post office crosswalk seems much brighter and more effective.
Also, it would be great to lower the speed limit.

In any case, this is a situation that needs attention. We ask that someone
in the City attend to this problem.

Thank you,
Eric Richert
321 Stanford Avenue

Eric Richert
cell 650 380-2008
Received on Wed Oct 04 2017 - 15:32:54 PDT

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