I am writing about what I feel is a dangerous intersection. The intersection of Moray Street and St. Johns Street in Port Moody has become dangerous to pedestrians trying to cross.
At any time when I and my daughter are crossing along Moray Street while the walk signal is on, three times out of five, a motorist will either almost hit us, yell something, not stop or stop well over the crosswalk so we aren't able to cross.
I always use the walk signal, so we are not breaking the law and we're ensuring the safest crossing possible. I also make sure the driver sees us before going. Many times, the drivers don't even look but will just turn anyway from Moray onto St. Johns or vice versa on a red light.
It's only a matter of time before a pedestrian gets hit.
Could the city install an audio signalling device such as the one at St. Johns and Henry streets?
If drivers were to hear that the crosswalk signal has been enabled, they may actually let the pedestrian cross.
It shouldn't be a hazard to go to the store for milk and eggs. Drivers need to slow down and obey the walk signal for the safety of pedestrians.
Shelley St. Amand, Port Moody