This morning I was out walking and saw a neighbor who had just had a near miss on Island Crest Way. I often see this woman out walking her dog. She lets my baby squeal at and pet her dog.
This morning she was visibly shaken after her near miss. She started crying.
I know how she feels. It’s frightening to cross that road. She said she had used the red flag for pedestrians, but as always happens, when the car in one lane stops a car in the second lane speeds around it without seeing the pedestrian.
We are lucky to live in a small community with through traffic only on I-90. Why should we accept to have such a dangerous street right in the middle of residential neighborhoods? The multiple accidents have been counted. The many, many more near misses have not.