Some drivers have raised a concern that the tall grass in the median may block the line of sight for an eastbound vehicle to see a pedestrian in the crosswalk of the westbound lane. This is good in that it discourages that driver from unnecessarily stopping and increasing vehicle delays. Some pedestrians may think “so what” and not think that such vehicle delays can affect them. They can! If vehicle delays reach an unacceptable level, solutions like pedestrian tunnels, bridges, or signals could be implemented. Most of these “solutions” are less friendly to pedestrians who want to cross the road as quickly and safely as possible.
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One Minute City Rap: Cascade Avenue Crosswalks
One Minute City Rap: Cascade Avenue Crosswalk Safety