Problem intersection

The intersection of Merecroft and Dogwood streets is the most dangerous crossing in my travels

Like many retired folk in Campbell River I try to walk or bike ride as much as possible rather than drive.

The intersection of Merecroft and Dogwood streets is the most dangerous crossing in my travels.

Usually I can expect to have to jump out of the path of vehicles turning into the crosswalk once or twice a year but recently, I was chased back to the curb twice on one crossing.

The problem is not just that drivers don’t care, it’s also because of the blind spot at the edge of the windshield of most vehicles.

This is a problem in all cities but I find it worse here than in Vancouver where the faster pace seems to require drivers to be more vigilent.

I propose that the traffic lights be modified so a turn into a crosswalk be prohibited by a red arrow when the crossing light has been activated. This may require provincial approval but should be the standard.

Our elected officials may act on this proposal if enough citizens write or email our MLA.

Norm Babin

Campbell River