Today's letters: Crossing guards, transit and traffic safety

By Francine Beaupré and others, Ottawa Citizen Letters to the Editor, August 21, 2018

Dangerous corner need crossing guards

Come September, many little children walking to school all over Ottawa will find crossing guards to see them safely across the street. When the crossing guard signals, motorists know they must stop, and they do.

Come September, however, there will be no crossing guard at the corner of Delmar Street and Pleasant Park Road. Children will cross by themselves if they are students at Pleasant Park School.

Should there be one? Yes. Delmar and Pleasant Park is a dangerous intersection.   City staff have determined the corner to be a dangerous crossing for schoolchildren. Why no guard? At present, the city has no money to hire guards for this corner or for a number of others.

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