Q&A - We Need More Marked Crosswalks
Last week on my daily walk, my friend and I were crossing the old Island Highway at the bottom of Bay Street. It looked like we had a lot of time but oddly a younger aggressive driver actually sped up as we were crossing. It was no where a near miss (or hit depending on perspective) but it made me question that there is no crosswalk for close to a kilometer. In order to reach that cross walk we would have to walk with our backs to traffic for that kilometer of busy road.
In Qualicum, from the beginning of Qualicum at the turnoff with the town sign, there is only the one cross walk in front of the Shell gas station at the food of Memorial.
I’ve found that most drivers seem to travel beyond the speed limit on that stretch and wonder aloud if there was ability to put in a few more crossing points?