Opinion-Editorial, Through the Eyes of the Colonel

Pedestrians take their lives into their hands crossing Oregon Avenue

I am amazed about the lack of painted pedestrian markings at the Oregon Avenue intersections.
I asked the city public works supervisor about this, what I consider a safety problem. His reply was that the concrete slabs took care of needing other markings. Maybe it takes care of satisfying the requirement but it doesn’t fill the need.
In the past month I have been crossing at the intersection in front of City Hall on two occasions when I was nearly struck by a pickup and a sedan. The pickup driver stopped in the middle of the intersection when I . . .

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