Comment 37769

By seancb (registered) - website | Posted February 03, 2010 at 10:38:06

The safety issue at intersections is intensified in Hamilton because of the one-way streets.

Despite the fact that motorists, for safety and legality sake, must make a shoulder check before turning, and look both ways, many get into the habit of only looking AWAY form the direction they are turning because they know that they are turning onto a one way street, and they are lulled into a sense of safety from the knowledge that, in theory, vehicular traffic will only be coming from one direction.

I would agree that it is safer to cross mid block.

Perhaps someone can take a look through recent pedestrian incidents and count up how many happened at intersections versus how many happened mid block... I would, but my brain still hurts from reading all of the pedestrian bylaws and amendments!

(ryan, perhaps you can clean up my lists above... my 15 minute timeframe has passed)

Comment edited by seancb on 2010-02-03 09:40:32

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