Bid Out on Crosswalk Reconstruction

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A bid has been put out for the construction of a new crosswalk on Main Street. The bid went out the same day as the last accident.

The notice reads: "The scope of work includes mobilization, the removal of the existing textured crosswalk and in-pavement lighting system, removal/relocation/ installation of signs, installation of a solar-powered rapid flashing pedestrian crossing assembly, roadway excavation, site clearing, construction of concrete curb and sidewalks, clay brick pavers, drainage improvements, utility resets and general site restoration." 

A modernized crosswalk could bring better lighting to the area. Do you think that this action will make the area safer? Or should a police presence be expected to keep drivers alert?

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Well, it's about time. Our most important crosswalk on Main Street has had it's road-embedded lights non-functioning for more than a year. Dreadful. The line-of-sight for drivers heading due south is not good and begs for better lighting.

Also, better pavement marking would continuously remind drivers of crosswalks' existence.

Our downtown businesses need a pedestrian-friendly environment. Without safer crosswalks, pedestrians -- and their business -- will simply disappear.

The area definitely needs better overhead lighting. I know there has been opposition to speed bumps on Main Street, but they might be necessary to slow traffic.

Incidently, I don't cross at that crosswalk. I use the train platform to go over Main Street OR I cross at the traffic light, where things are more open and I feel that I am more visible.

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