Thursday, March 05, 2009
Thank you, Crosswalk Gods
Since before the holidays (that's over 3 months ago), there has been no crosswalk to use if going into Lincoln Park from the west side. When I first noticed that the existing crosswalk at the end of Lincoln had been painted over (with black paint), I assumed this was a temporary - as in a couple days- situation until a new crosswalk was put in there, or close by. As month after month passed, I realized that it appeared no new crosswalk was going to go in. Each day, I vowed to call the City the next day, but each "next day" I forgot. While each "same day," Mr. Big and I were forced to cross the street without the protection of a crosswalk.
Finally, in late February, I did get around to making some calls and sending some emails. I am happy to announce that the powers-that-be have finally made a new crosswalk for those of us with kids and/or lives, who live west of the park. I don't write this to take the credit for the crosswalk, but more to thank Councilwoman Lantz, my block captain (who will remain anonymous since I do the blog anonymously) and Dave, the City traffic guy, for finally providing Mr. Big safe passage into the park. Could a bicycle boulevard be next?
Thank you also goes out to Ren, who had no idea of my personal crosswalk crusade, but who just happened to be driving by and was blinded by the new crosswalk. Looks like it's already doing it's job. Ren took today's photo, and has others at his blog.
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