SilverCup to get new neighbor, and looks like they’ve already solved their traffic problem
We bring you a guest editorial, on a request that we made and briefly commented on late last year:
Almost 4 years ago this spring I got a letter from the DOT saying they assessed a need for a crosswalk at Center Boulevard and 47th Road and work would be starting soon. Shame on my filing system, but now I cannot find the letter and they have changed their tune to say there is not a need, whereas in my mind it has escalated from definite to desperate. I guess I trusted the DOT and trusted that the crosswalk work would actually be done, and threw out the letter. Silly me. The DOT letter to me was in response to a 311 call and online post I did back then.
A car doing highway speeds, whizzed by my 3 year old daughter and I crossing Center Boulevard at the point I mention above. Back then the boulevard only extended as far north as The View. Cars only had 1 block to ramp up speed. Now there are many more buildings on this street, and it extends down to the basin. So there is not only a much higher volume of cars, but also a longer strip for them to accelerate. Continue reading