Letter: Simple Way to Protect Pedestrians

To the Editor:

I am spending a few weeks with my grandson and his family in Mountain View, Calif. I read with interest the difficulties and proposals for solving traffic flow and ensuring pedestrian safety around the Lebanon Green. When I walk with my grandson to the local park and library near his home, there are two busy crossings not involving intersections with traffic lights. The solution, which is quite simple, has been to install a sign that lights up and warns of pedestrians crossing (not a red light) and four flag holders on each side of the crosswalk. Hand-in-hand my grandson waves a red flag as we cross over and then deposits the flag in a holder on the other side — cheap and simple. A crossing on a side street has the just the flag holder set-up without the warning light — even cheaper!

Charles R. Warren