Comment 38040

By Michelle Martin (registered) - website | Posted February 15, 2010 at 10:45:26

And yet-- how much would button-activated crosswalks help the situation in a city where the movement of cars is the default priority? We have a push-button crosswalk here at Balmoral/Maple and King St. E, by the Delta No Frills, but I've seen cars run it. The problem is that this is the location where King becomes two-way, and drivers, if they've had green lights on the last leg of it, are still driving like it's an urban freeway. In a different setting, I could allow a ten-year old to walk to No Frills to run an errand or pick him/herself up a pop from the inexpensive pop machine there. I'm afraid, though, that I don't let them make that trip (3 minutes from our house!) until the age of 12 or 13. I won't even get started on what it's like to cross at the lights at King St. E and Ottawa...

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