- Help reduce speed with larger sized signage
- Ensure the Crosswalks are marked by monitoring painting the lines regularly. As well, ensure that giant X’s are painted on the road well before to the crosswalk
- Cut the trees and remove visibility obstacles before the crossing so drivers have a clearer line of view. This is a real problem on Harbour Drive and Huntley Drive.
- Install road embedded reflective markers around the crosswalks. These markers may not work well in our winters but the other 9 months of the year they will be beneficial. http://www.ennisprismo.com/product-list/road-studs
- Light the crossing with warning lights. There are specific lights for crosswalks that can be either conventionally grid powered or solar powered. As we move into the dark season the benefits of these become even greater. The installed cost of these is about $6,000 per set but they are effective and relative to other infrastructure installations they are inexpensive.
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atlantic canada by Clarenville based SWEnergy
As a driver, I know it’s quite easy to go faster than I should, so the goal must be to ALERT drivers to their driving situation. The measures I'm proposing here are not rocket science and neither are they budget breaking. But, they might just save a life.