Install a lighted crossing at Concession and Dolph before ANOTHER student is struck!
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On Monday, March 13, 2017, a 10 year-old Coronation student was struck by a car while crossing at the Concession/Dolph school crosswalk during daylight hours. This is not an isolated incident. Cars speed through this crossing even while our crossing guard, Darlene, is on duty with her sign out.
Hundreds of children attend Coronation Public school and the Kinsmen Children's Center, located directly opposite this crossing. City of Cambridge, as concerned citizens we insist that you install flashing lights and make this a proper pedestrian crossing before another child is hurt, or worse, is killed by the lack of understanding around the rules of the current crossing.
As I am sure you know, recent construction (Speedsville bridge across the 401, King Street/Shantz Hill, and the closing of Fountain St at Blair) has created a bottleneck effect with those trying to get into Cambridge, Concession is now a well-used corridor into town.This is in addition to the Toyota traffic that barrels down this road just as the children are coming out of school.
Drivers aren’t sure of the regulations involved with an uncontrolled crosswalk (by law, drivers are not required to stop to allow pedestrians to walk across unless the crossing guard is present). This results in some drivers stopping, but not others. Often, one lane of traffic stops while the other continues to speed past. When you have such a murky and grey ruled law combined with children and busy roads, you have a recipe for disaster.
Keep Cambridge children safe. Install a lighted pedestrian crossing at Dolph and Concession.
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