Dear Brad Trivers,
I have been concerned about there being only a crosswalk sign but no crosswalk painted on the road from Central Queens to Harmony House and the Hunter River Community Centre/ Library.
Everyday I see people speeding on route 2. Lots of the time it takes 3 mins for me to wait for the traffic to stop. If there was a painted crosswalk people would stop and I bet people would stop sooner.
Secondly, every Thursday the Hunter River Preschool needs to cross the road to go to the Hunter River Library for story time. It would be safer for them to cross if a painted crosswalk was there to signal the traffic to stop.
I hope you will consider my ideas of why a painted crosswalk needs to be put in Hunter River.
Grade 3A student at Central Queens Elementary
Thank you for your well-written letter about the lack of crosswalk markings painted on Rte 2 through Hunter River. Your suggestion to paint crosswalk markings on Rte 2 seems to make a lot of common sense. The only argument I’ve heard against a crosswalk in Hunter River is that it may be difficult for vehicles – especially large trucks – to stop.
I will be bringing your suggestion to the Minister of Transportation and road experts at her department for their consideration. I may also bring up your concern during debate on Budget Estimates in the Legislative Assembly this spring.
I have also documented this issue on my website at the this link:
Thank you as well for helping look out for the safety of all those in the community – including the Hunter River Preschool. It is this sort of concern for others that is the hallmark of a community leader.
Speeding in Hunter River is a large concern shared by many people in and around the community. It not only makes it hard to cross the street at the crosswalk, but also makes it hard to turn on to Rte 2 – especially from Rte 13 in the summer season.
Here are some other issues that people have brought up about Route 2 through Hunter River:
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