So far the police investigation into Hamilton's latest pedestrian death has informed us that the elderly lady was crossing "hundreds of metres from the closest controlled intersection".
Sadly, the police force - a group supposed to have public safety as its main concern - doesn't tell us the whole story.
The woman was hundreds of metres from a controlled intersection because the closest intersection is hundreds of metres away.
Hamilton Police should be at the front of the line using their prominence and importance in our community to scold city hall for allowing such dangerous stretches of road to exist in our city.
There are dozens of businesses, offices and high density residential neighbourhoods in the Main and Prospect area. To expect someone to walk all the way back to Springer (closer to Sherman than Gage) or all the way to Gage to cross the street is lunacy.
Let's hope the police will issue a strong statement recommending the un-timing of stoplights and installation of stoplights in areas like this that deserve one.As we saw yesterday, Hamilton's system for installing lights is completely flawed. Again, I refer to Main and Strathcona, an area very similar to Main and Prospect. Both of these intersections are in desperate need of pedestrian stoplights.
Apparently we'll only get around to doing so once vehicles, not simply people, are damaged.
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