Trying to cross the street shouldn’t be dangerous.

Why is it that in some places in Halifax, you have to play Frogger to cross the road? We need more crosswalks on Quinpool and Herring Cove Road. If we prioritize people and their safety, we will help business be successful, encourage a healthy lifestyle, and support strong communities.

7 Comments
  • William Murray
    Posted at 18:49h, 25 August Reply

    Safe streets make for safe and prosperous businesses! Go Shawn.

  • WW
    Posted at 21:21h, 25 August Reply

    I agree with this sentiment entirely,

  • Bill Soper
    Posted at 02:18h, 01 September Reply

    We need a cross walk at the corner of Hemlock and Mumford Rd to get to the bus stop going downtown. In the morning ins even school busses stop there and children do not have a crosswalk to get to it. I am 63 and still have to across to the bus stop and it difficult. There is no crosswalk from Joe Howe drive to Ollivett so that is an issue. Winter of 2014, a hard winter they plowed the side walk on the side with the cemetery, ie dead people and didn’t plow the side walk where the living people live. Doesn’t make sense. We need your help here.

    • Shawn Cleary
      Posted at 11:53h, 01 September Reply

      I agree and will work to ensure people can cross safely there!

  • Douglas Blackmore
    Posted at 14:12h, 20 September Reply

    We live on Quinpool near the crosswalk at Quinn St. Even with the crosswalk it is dangerous! Why? Because cars are zipping up the hill at 70 to 80 kil an hour. This has to stop.

    • Shawn Cleary
      Posted at 16:37h, 21 September Reply

      Absolutely Douglas. Funny you should say: I’m writing a new blog post about how we need to slow down the speed of cars on residential streets. I’ll send it your way!

  • Janet MacDonald
    Posted at 22:32h, 23 September Reply

    Part of the problem is that hardly anyone walks anymore, so they don’t know/ care about pedestrians. But here in “town” we walk pretty regularly, and our kids walk to school. It’s one of the things people love about living in this area. But I think many of the people driving don’t walk a lot and don’t know/care about people who walk and that’s scary to me. I live near Quinpool and walk to work every day, plus do errands on the weekend on foot, and I can honestly say that I have a close call with a vehicle almost every week. And I’m super careful! It’s a scary thing to send my 11 year old out every weekday to walk to school on his own or with friends, knowing the situations that I encounter as an adult who understands the lay of the land.
    I don’t have the answer but traffic calming measures would be great, especially on the streets that people use as thoroughfares, e.g. Kline st. Also ensuring crosswalks are painted regularly and visible.

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