What’s wrong with this picture?


For cyclists and pedestrians, a lot. The fact that the crosswalk is not aligned with the curb cuts makes crossing the intersection confusing at best and dangerous at worst.

Local authorities have been alerted about this particular problem. It appears to be a case of one agency not communicating another agency. Hopefully, this particular problem will be rectified early in the spring.

Whenever you see an obvious safety issue like this, don’t dismiss it, report it to the proper authorities. There are no government organizations that can be all places at all times, so it is up to comminity-minded citizens to be their eyes and ears. Who knows, the life you save may be you own.

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6 Responses to What’s wrong with this picture?

  1. Anita Mac says:

    It’s like the roads that have a make over! They get new surfaces, widened to include a bike lane, then the old section of road returns and the bike lane stops!


  2. Rick Brown says:

    I agree. Thank you for commenting.


  3. Peg says:

    I would like to know who went ahead and painted the crosswalk even though they knew it was misaligned. Also, can someone explain the bumpy, red-colored pads at new street/sidewalk crossings? I’ve noticed that they degrade within a year of installation. Seems like a waste.


  4. it might be that they did not want the crossing area to be to close to where cars are required to stop, ” the other white line on the right hand side of the road”. Moving the crossing area a few feet to the left, gives the car drivers more room for error. Just a thought.


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