Comment 116779

By mountain66 (registered) | Posted March 03, 2016 at 16:41:56 in reply to Comment 116774

Some people on the Mountain do care about safe streets but there seems to be a lack of organization as opposed to the lower city as well as a lack of interest from our elected officials. Here is a direct quote from our Ward Coucillors office when my wife & I suggested marking the crosswalk from Southam park to the stairs and trail to the lower city that we frequently use: "There was a request some years ago regarding a marked crosswalk however this was discouraged by City Planning as it could be hazardous with traffic coming off of the Claremont access onto the by-pass to West 5th Street this is still considered a major roadway and traffic is travelling like on an expressway." How's that for you, I wish I knew how to highlight EXPRESSWAY. Since my daughter moved to the east end we are amazed that they have lowered speed limits, speed warning signs like we have suggested, but lacking a local citizens group we feel like we are just banging our heads.

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