Letters to the Editor

Crosswalks dangerous for many island seniors | Letters | Jan. 1

Bainbridge senior citizens face danger on an almost daily basis at a pedestrian crosswalk between Bjune Drive and Madison Avenue at the Bon Bon store across from Eagle Harbor Congregational Church.

This crossing is used frequently by many seniors who live west of that area. They literally take their lives in their hands as they proceed to and from the downtown shopping area.

Our Well Being Committee at the Senior Center hears numerous accounts of fast-driving traffic and failure to stop, even though the crossing is well marked.

One of our members barely escaped with her life as she proceeded to cross, trusting that the driver would see her and stop. It was only because of her quick thinking and good reflex action that she survived.

Please notice the pedestrian sign and slow down!

Joan Schmiege, Adele Duprey,

Dee Jay

Bainbridge Island

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.
blog comments powered by Disqus

Read the Oct 21
Green Edition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Browse the archives.

Friends to Follow

View All Updates