Sunday, April 13, 2014


In Bloomington, the big downtown pedway crosses a street roughly a block away from the farmers market.

It can be seen only partially in the photo, but there is a temporary sign in the street reminding drivers that state law commands yielding to pedestrians.

In my walks around New Albany, I see numerous places where signage and more clearly delineated crosswalks might randomly catch the attention of distracted motorists. It isn't just the ones rolling through stop signs and refusing to look both ways on our unsafe one-way streets. It's also the ones who see pedestrians, and continue on, anyway.

Periodic enforcement would help, too, as would the habit every two decades or so of actually charging drivers who injure and kill walkers and cyclists.

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