Comment 91016

By Sigma Cub (anonymous) | Posted August 19, 2013 at 11:07:54

Good to see some progress being made.

These enhancements should be mandatory at every intersection bordering a school, hospital or long-term care home -- along with extended cross times.

BTW, I still don't understand how an intersection can merit the hard-wired expense of a red light camera:

• King & Dundurn http://goo.gl/maps/fdrAL
• King & Locke http://goo.gl/maps/LYzYK
• Main & Dundurn http://goo.gl/maps/4VEYr
• Main & Bay http://goo.gl/maps/QRg0l
• Cannon & Hess http://goo.gl/maps/rz8YQ
• Cannon & Hughson http://goo.gl/maps/LODFJ
• Cannon & Kenilworth http://goo.gl/maps/InTi7
• Upper James & Brantdale http://goo.gl/maps/iqR7u
• Upper Sherman & Queensdale http://goo.gl/maps/RcPl5
• Stone Church & Upper Wentworth http://goo.gl/maps/q3KHr

...yet not be considered a priority for high-visibility zebra crossings.

I assume that drivers' habitual disregard for these intersections precipitated these camera placements. (Or, as in the case of Upper Gage/Fennell, that a red light camera will soon follow the installation of zebra crossings: http://www.hamiltonnews.com/news/safety-concerns-spark-upper-gage-mohawk-changes/) If that's true, how does the City explain the lack of urgency around improving pedestrian safety at these same intersections?

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