I have been in many meetings and been to many events dealing with the
improvement of downtown Salt Lake City. It seemed like everywhere something was
being discussed or decided, "Mr. Downtown" would have something to
say. He was such an enthusiastic person who always wanted things to get better
for people. Many people sit on the sidelines and gripe, he tried to do positive
things and wasn't afraid to speak his mind. He shall be missed.
Can Salt Lake City finally do something to improve pedestrian safety downtown?
How many people need to be hurt or killed before the Mayor will realize there is
a problem? Salt Lake City is the worst city I have ever been in for pedestrian
safety. In AZ it is illegal for a car to enter the crosswalk while a pedestrian
is in it. In downtown Salt Lake City cars drive right up to a person in a
crosswalk and then zip past them as soon as the person is out of the way. This
is not only dangerous itâs rude.
And you know why you don't see many blind people trying to cross any cross walk
at downtown. I have my white cane get run over several times by some drivers. I
don't know "Mr Downtown". and it is a Sad time here.
I still remember not so long ago, the Logan City police received a grant to try
to help understand why so many pedestrians are getting hit by cars IN
CROSSWALKS. I've been keeping an eye out for the results of their study, but
may have missed them.Utahns really need to take driving a little bit
more serious and realize they are driving weapons.
This is a tragic end to a great life of community development and service.It really is all about enthusiasm!Thanks, Richard, for a
life well lived... and good shoes.
@JP71: The problem with crosswalks and multi-lane roads is that if there is
traffic a vehicle approaching an intersection will not be able to see if someone
is in the crosswalk or not. I'm sure all the bus driver saw was a green light,
so he kept on going. Pedestrians may have the right of way, but as
my father always said "We'll put that on your tombstone." Every time
you cross the street you take your life into your own hands. All the lights,
signals and markers may be in place but that is no guarantee an oncoming vehicle
will actually stop.
Every time you cross the street you take your life into your own hands. -
DeltaFoxtrot | 9:07 a.m. Feb. 22, 2012 This, needs to stop. If we cannot rely on people to ADHERE to the lights, signals,
markers... ..then they need to have their licenses, revoked. They
represent a danger, not only to themselves, but obviously, to others. A danger, that threatens human lives. Make a right on Red? Most
foolish legislation to date. You are not in the 'right' when you run
over a pedestrian. Stop... at... the... line!
Such a sad story. I hope we can ALL learn something from this. We need to
always be paying attention (pedestrians AND drivers).We have had so
many fatalities involving UTA Trains and busses this year. More people have
died in accidents with UTA this year than have died in accidents with Nuclear
Power plants in the United States throughout history. Yet people are so afraid
of Nuclear Power plants and post nonstop about how dangerous they are. I just
don't get it. You are at much more risk every time you cross the street in SLC
than you are working your whole lifetime in a Nuclear Power Plant.My
condolences to the family. My uncle was killed in a pedestrian accident with a
UTA bus when I was a teenager. It's very sad for the family.