Letter: Pedestrian warning light needed

Something ought to be done about the crosswalk leading from the hospital entrance street.

Over the past year, we have endured the inconvenience of stopping for construction crews and equipment who worked to improve our roads and crosswalks.

We are now thankful for what they have done.

On that note, thinking about the safety of pedestrians and motorists, something ought to be done about the crosswalk leading from the hospital entrance street to the opposite side of Highway 97. Any pedestrian crossing either way has to really watch: the motorists coming from 25th Avenue and going towards 25th Avenue just speed by. Motorists at the top of the hill cannot see pedestrians starting across the aforementioned crosswalk. Very dangerous.

Older people, like myself who are not as spry do not feel safe crossing there. Also, motorists who are turning either from the highway onto the hospital entrance or vice versa could easily be the target for an accident by a motorist speeding down the highway.

A warning light placed strategically would be very useful and appreciated, and it could also save someone’s life by preventing an accident.

Bruce and Esther Trueman

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