Letter: A little consideration from CDOT | PostIndependent.com

Letter: A little consideration from CDOT

At 10:45 a.m. Friday, Jan. 30, it took me almost 3 full minutes to get a green light to turn left from Eighth Street onto Grand Avenue.

Meanwhile, befuddled pedestrians who didn’t realize you have to push the button to get a walk signal to cross Grand tried to figure out how to get across the street. There was virtually no traffic on Grand. Eventually I got a left turn signal and the pedestrians ran across the street against the light.

Ever since the big paving project some years back, the lights in downtown Glenwood have been timed to be decidedly pedestrian- and side-traffic-unfriendly. Why can’t John Burg’s suggestion to time the lights according to the time of day and volume of traffic be implemented? The “smart” lights are in place and it would not cost millions of dollars. No EIS would be required and it wouldn’t disrupt traffic for months in the process. It is simply a matter of convincing CDOT to have a little consideration for those of us who are not merely passing through.

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