Pedestrians in danger on top of Ninth Street

Letter to the editor

Posted: Sunday, June 27, 2004

It seems we wait until a tragedy happens before something is done to improve a dangerous area or intersection. Then the funds are given out to improve the situation. The area I am talking about is in town at the top of Ninth Street, where there is a blind, tight, right-hand corner. There are steps to use or the outside curve to go up and down the hill, but for some reason the general public feels either of these options is inconvenient. Pedestrians use the inside curve, and the vehicles coming up the hill do not see them until they are actually on top of the individuals. These people give no thought about the danger they are putting themselves in, the grief their family will feel if they are killed or how the person who has hit them will feel.

What does it take to wake people up? I personally have had several experiences of almost hitting someone and it is quite upsetting.

Mary White


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