An open letter to the city traffic light engineers

To Whom It May Concern:

I’d like to bring to your attention the traffic light at the intersection of 21st and Race. When the eastbound light turns red, the southbound light does not turn green in response to the alternate light turning red for a full minute. I know because this the primary route I use to return home from school three days a week. I inevitably find myself sitting at that light for extended periods of time, while no one moves. Sometimes, an impatient driver (a group I am soon considering joining) will tire of staring at an intersection where there is no legal movement, and will gun themselves through the light. Pedestrians don’t know what to do, and so look blankly at the light for 30 seconds before deciding to risk it and dash across the street. Only, they always decide to dash just as the light finally turns green, and then the irritated drivers nearly hit them, because they are also tired of sitting at the light. Please shorten the time during which both lights are red. Someone is going to get hurt if it stays the way it is.

Thank you,
A concerned driver

2 Comments so far

  1. Joe (unregistered) on January 28th, 2007 @ 3:12 am

    Marisa dear,
    Please follow up with a phone call to
    your local city council person.


  2. Joe (unregistered) on January 28th, 2007 @ 3:13 am

    Marisa dear,
    Please follow up with a phone call to
    your local city council person.



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