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BJ Fudge endorses crosswalks as added safety for LWC residents
Wants painted crosswalk at Fairground & Young Streets, as well as nearer Young & Short Streets. Crosswalk on Fairground Street a Campus Lane Apartments to eliminate dangers for all - especially students at Lindsey Wilson College.
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By Billy Joe Fudge
Yes! Yes! Yes! Please make a readily identifiable crosswalk for the Lindsey students crossing Young Street.
Living in Green Hills and, as my neighbors will surely attest, one who makes several trips to, from and through both the Downtown Columbia and Jamestown Hill Business Districts daily; I assure you that a crosswalk needs to be established at this location.
While school is in session, students stand waiting on both sides of Young Street and then, in most cases have to dash across like rabbits darting from one bit of cover to another to avoid being caught and consumed by predators. They stand waiting in pouring rain and piercing Winter winds while vehicles speed past apparently oblivious to the needs of these young people, most of whom are guests in our town.
I've even had to be judicious in stopping to let them cross after seeing drivers on the other side of the street not even slow down as I and a few others have stopped to let the students cross.
I would suggest that a crosswalk be established at the South entrance nearer to Short Street since that is where most make their mad dash to cross. This would give a sufficient line of sight for both pedestrians and drivers while avoiding the speedy, hustle and bustle of the Young Street and Fairgrounds Street intersection, one of the busiest in Columbia.
While we are at it, a crosswalk on Fairgrounds Street at Campus Lane Apartment Complex is sorely needed. The same phenomenon takes place numerous times daily as at the Young Street location, especially during the school year. Additionally, the line of sight is atrocious at this crossing making it extremely dangerous. --
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