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Thanks to City Manager for action on crosswalk

I would like to give a big shout out to Noel Treat, the Mercer Island City Manager. I contacted Mr. Treat last Spring after several of our middle and high school students almost got hit by cars crossing S.E. 40th Street near the High School at a busy unmarked intersection. He quickly understood the problem, sent out patrol cars to observe the traffic and pedestrian patterns and got ahold of school officials. In short order, we were told that the City would be putting in a cross walk. The crosswalk when in right at the start of this school year with warnings in each direction. It has made a huge difference in the safety of the kids in the neighborhood as cars pay attention and stop for them. After reading about the recent tragedies in New York City where kids have been killed in car/pedestrian accidents, I am all the more grateful. Thank you, Noel

Rebeccah Graham

 

 

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