Letter | Solutions for the ICW crossing issue
February 7, 2012 · 10:13 AM
I use the crosswalk at 47th Street and Island Crest Way several times a week. I believe the new pedestrian crossing light makes my crossings significantly safer. Diane Medved says the crossing light presents a problem for some Orthodox Jews because they may not “initiate anything electric” on their Sabbath, so cannot activate the crossing light (MI Reporter letters, Feb. 1). She asks for suggestions to allow Shevet Achim members to cross ICW more safely on their Sabbath.
There are two obvious solutions: (1) They could use the crosswalk a block away at 46th Street, which has crossing flags instead of lights, or (2) They could recruit a less observant volunteer to stand by and activate the crossing light for them.