Brava! to Beulah Amsterdam for her article in The Enterprise on Sunday, March 17, about pedestrian safety. I have felt for some time that my life could be in jeopardy by walking on Davis sidewalks and streets. I also walk on Sycamore Lane, and am very wary crossing streets, between bicyclists who blow through stop signs and cars that may slow for a pedestrian in a crosswalk.
Sycamore isn’t the only street that is unsafe for walkers. Even downtown, I’ve been in crosswalks with cars whizzing past while I’m halfway across the street.
I’d like to see a couple of things: 1) more police presence on Sycamore (the Willett Elementary School area can be a danger when parents pick up children), and 2) signs posted at crosswalks that say, “It is a law to stop for pedestrians in the crosswalk,” as I’ve seen in other areas.
Having been hit by a speeding car while in a crosswalk in Europe, it’s no pleasure being injured — much less losing one’s life!