Comment 37707

By jason (registered) | Posted February 02, 2010 at 12:37:33

In hamilton you absolutely cross the street at your own risk. The lights and signs mean nothing I always teach my kids to watch for the walking sign, and then always look to make sure cars have stopped and are actually looking at us before making their 10km an hour roll through which counts as a right on red around here.

Insult to injury:

http://www.thespec.com/News/Local/articl...

In Hamilton there are many areas all through the city with huge gaps between stoplights, and therefore crosswalks. People are now going to get ticketed for not walking a km out of their way to cross the street at the light, even though the lights are no safer thanks to our right on red rules and stories like this one posted by Ben in which the pedestrian is still blamed anyhow.

At this point, don't be surprised to see me go out of my way to cross directly in front of one of those stupid 'pedestrians must walk way over here to the closest light to cross' signs that are popping up all over town.

I wonder if local health departments and hospital organizations are aware of our cities and their hate-on for anyone who dares try to get around other than by car??
Perhaps one of many simple solutions to unclogging clogged hospital rooms would be to encourage healthy lifestyle choices, not punish them.

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