It happened again! About 5:15 PM on November 13, I saw a pedestrian
hit by a car as she attempted to cross the street at the corner of
Menlo Avenue and University Drive. How many more people will be
injured or killed before we deal with the safety and traffic issues at this corner?
Two years ago, the present council decided to reposition the
crosswalks and stop signs. Poles equipped with orange crossing flags
were also added. According to a report in the Almanac in September
2004 the cost for a new traffic light was estimated to be "$162,000 as opposed to $6500 for the stop sign and new striping."
This is one issue that needs to be revisited. Perhaps, when our new
council is seated, we can find the money to avert injury, save lives, and improve the traffic flow at this dangerous intersection.