Editorial: Atherton crosswalk 'safety fix' needs a fix of its own — and soon | November 9, 2016 | Almanac | Almanac Online |

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Viewpoint - November 9, 2016

Editorial: Atherton crosswalk 'safety fix' needs a fix of its own — and soon

Local residents and safety advocates enthusiastically welcomed the news some time back that Caltrans had agreed to install three pedestrian-activated stoplights on El Camino Real at troublesome crosswalks in Atherton. When the first one was activated in August at Almendral Avenue, pedestrians and bicyclists thought they would at last be able to safely cross the six lanes of the heavily trafficked thoroughfare, where in the last six years at least seven pedestrians have been seriously injured or killed while trying to get from one side to the other.

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