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Pedestrian crosswalks

May 9, 2012
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin, Fort Myers Beach Observer

To the editor:

After one pedestrian fatality and one gravely wounded pedestrian on the south end this season, both attempting to cross Estero Boulevard, here is what I think will help:

- 1) Install blinking lights 24 hours a day on all pedestrian crosswalks. Embed the lights in the tarmac. This will act as a warning to drivers because obviously some are just breezing through these crosswalks even when someone is attempting to cross them.

- 2) Add a crosswalk at the 7300 area of Estero Boulevard. This area has numerous pedestrians coming over to Santini Maria Plaza from the high-rise condos on the Gulf. The lady that was killed was attempting to cross in this area.

- 3) Wave your hand first to signal, and then don't start walking across Estero Boulevard until the cars come to a stop. Don't assume they see you or that they will stop.

Bob Wells

Fort Myers Beach



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