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safer crossing at Middlefield/Linfield

From: domainremoved <Kathleen>
Date: Sun, 21 Jan 2018 20:45:04 -0800

 I would like to strongly encourage the city council to consider and
implement a safer crossing at Middlefield and Santa Monica/Linfield. I have
often observed pedestrians and families with young children attempting
cross four lanes of traffic, which seems to be traveling at well over the
posted speed limit. I also have attempted to cross at the lighted crosswalk
only to find that not all drivers yield to pedestrians.

Far too often, I have observed drivers failing to yield to pedestrians - in
fact, last week, 3 out of 4 lanes of traffic stopped to allow a mother and
her two children cross the street, however, one driver blew through the
intersection and did not yield to the pedestrians, despite the blinking
lights in the crosswalk.

By the way, these issues are not limited to the intersection on Middlefield
and Linfield - the same thing happens at the crosswalk at Ravenswood and

I get that our police officers are busy dealing with a lot of issues across
the city however, we need to have a better traffic enforcement policy
before a tragedy occurs.
Kathleen M. Gilles
Received on Sun Jan 21 2018 - 20:48:25 PST

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