Letter: Improved traffic signal needed
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Another person has been hit and killed while walking in a crosswalk marked with a yellow flashing light and little white flashing lights on the pavement. The Dec. 30 story reported, “Man hit by car on Mill Plain dies in hospital.”
If the goal is to get drivers to stop for pedestrians, this system is totally inadequate.
Although I drive Mill Plain Boulevard fairly often, each time I see the flashing yellows, I wonder what they are about. I slow down and finally realize there is a person in the crosswalk.
An excellent solution to this problem: Put in a red light with a flashing red strobe light. There is an example of this at East Mill Plain and V street (by the Kaiser medical office), where only pedestrians cross the street.
Please, city of Vancouver, save lives by fixing this problem.