Okay, there are things worse than jaywalking. But is this seemingly low-level offense creating quality-of-life hiccups? Quite possibly.
The Borough spent beaucoup bucks installing our appealing pedestrian crosswalks. And
So why do drivers find it necessary to stop in-between those pedestrian-friendly safety zones to let jaywalkers cross at any old willy-nilly spot? We seem to be a town of generally kind and courteous drivers. The crossers? Not so much.
Is it too much to ask that walkers stroll one-half block down to a crosswalk? Are the street-crossers in town so tired? Do we need more coffee shops? It's especially crazy where walkers are coming from the municipal lot behind the west-side businesses.
Each time a car stops at the assigned walk and then again for anxious crossers sticking out from between the neatly parallel-parked cars, it slows the flow of traffic. Cars miss lights, traffic jams, side streets can't empty. The legit crosswalks become crowded with cars.
Please walk the half block before crossing for your coffee or reporting to your office. The cars you're sharing the road with will be grateful and your thighs will look fabulous!