The other day as I was driving to work on 580 west. I almost witnessed yet another accident at Skinner and the trail. Once again a bicyclist crossed Skinner and did not use the cross-walk button, so no lights flashed,wheels squealed to a halt instead once noticing the bicyclist crossing, creating a chain reaction.
I witness this 9 out of 10 times when driving in this location. Somebody's going to get hit, again. This is just stupid and it really needs to be brought to the attention of the city. I contacted Dave Eggers about this last year and he claimed that all the necessary signs are posted alerting pedestrians to use the cross-walk button. Well, I went and looked at this alleged sign and it does not exist. There is a sign indicating that" cross-traffic does not stop," common-sense you'd think, but that is all that is posted and obviously not enough information for these people using the trail. Itd frustrating as hell, not to mention, incredibly dangerous.
Thoughts on this matter would be appreciated and maybe we can get something done. Thanks.