Last week, my 8-year-old daughter and I attempted to cross Anderson Road at Amherst Drive, using the crosswalk. While fully in the crosswalk, in broad daylight, two cars sped through in front of us, each going at least or over the speed limit of 35 mph.
Unfortunately, this is not unusual. It was frightening at the time, and more so knowing that this crosswalk will soon be filled with children going to and from schools. My daughter attends César Chávez Elementary and uses this crosswalk.
I urge the city of Davis to upgrade this crossing, crucial for access both to Chávez and Willett elementary schools: Drivers clearly do not see painted lines and need flashing lights, similar to those at Russell Boulevard and California Street, to signal them to stop for pedestrians.
I want to know that my child can cross Anderson, using a crosswalk and get to school safely.