Q&A - More Signs and Safety Evaluations
I don't know where to start and thought this would be a good first step.
I live close to the intersection of Raynor and Craigflower rd. which has a marked crosswalk that is frequently used by young families, the elementary school, and a preschool to access Banfeild park. Today what happened was to close of a call from me to just let this incident slide.
My daughters 4yr, and 3 months (one on my hand the other in a baby carrier) were crossing at the crosswalk, we waited for traffic to stop traveling north on craigflower, and then the car was forced to stop the block before, which I felt was far enough for us to cross. However with him being distracted, and it being a downhill slope he came upon the crosswalk very quickly, so much so the opposite traffic honked their horn to get the cars attention, and I did pull myself and daughter back a few steps as he was unpredictable. He did stop before the cross walk thankfully.
This is not the first time this type of incident has happened, about 3 weeks I had cars stop for me at the cross walk but then the second car behind them didn't stop in time, and caused a fender bender.
What I would like is to know who and how to petition to get better signage that this area is 40km/h, or to even have this intersection evaluated for it the frequency of crosswalk vs. average speed of cars and proper implementation put into place.
Please respond to my query as I would like to campaign to make a change at this frequented intersection before the 'near misses' become more serious.