Re: Crossings to get traffic lights, Oct. 17.
I read that there are more crosswalk lights coming to 148 Street to ensure safer crossing for the students.
Two things came to mind:
1) Please do not install any more lights like the one that is now at the corner of 148 Street and 17 Avenue.
I don’t know who is responsible for the design of this type of pedestrian crosswalk, but as a pedestrian, I can assure you that I never feel very safe using it, as I have no idea if the cars are going to stop or not because I can’t see if the lights have been activated.
2) If it is necessary that two more lights be installed to ensure the safety of the students, perhaps some education about safety should be re-introduced at the schools first.
Perhaps a strong reminder that no matter your age, it is very important to look first before crossing any street, and not just stepping out there and expecting that because you are a student, all drivers will stop every 30 seconds to accommodate you.
C.J. Mitton, White Rock