Within a little over an hour yesterday, according to the Globe, drivers hit two 90-year-old pedestrians in the same intersection in Newton Centre.
A simple question: why isn’t crossing Centre Street at Pleasant Street essentially risk-free for pedestrians? Shouldn’t it be?
I’m nearly certain that there is a pedestrian signal planned near the intersection (funded from the Panera special permit). And, there may already be plans for a pedestrian bumpout. (I’ll update when I know more.)
Pedestrian safety needs to be the highest priority in our village centers, even if it means slowing traffic to a crawl.