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Pedestrians shouldn't need serpentine movements | Darn Wright

 

Last updated 7/29/2022 at 9:41am

Chuck Wright

Mill Creek traffic can be dangerous for pedestrians.

After conducting some business around the Mill Creek QFC shopping area, I decided to trek across 164th to browse a little more over there. To leave my current area, I walked east to the designated crosswalk and activated the pedestrian safety mechanism at 164th and the Bothell-Everett Highway (State Route 527).

Then, not being in New York City, I waited for the signal to give me, and two other walkers, its verbal and visual indications that we could safely walk across. But it really wasn't safe for us to do so. Cars were backed up in a half oval design that curved from our crosswalk, aroun...



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