In response to your article about the traffic light at the intersection of Liberty and PA Ave., I would like to say that I agree, someone is BOUND to get hit at that intersection if the light is not replaced soon.
I try to avoid that intersection during busy times as much as possible but it can't always be avoided and for some people I assume the intersection can never be avoided.
To begin with, the intersection is a nightmare between 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. and the traffic is always backed up to Hickory Street sometimes even carrying onto the bridge. Everyone driving is ready to get home, but to my observation when I do go through it, the majority of drivers take turns and are considerate. The incident, in my opinion only, will be because the pedestrians walking across the street, although they indeed do have the right away, and cars are supposed to stop for them, never even hesitate or look to see if there is traffic because the appear not to care, they just keep walking without losing stride or lifting their head and cross the street. Some will not wait for others and cross at the same time, they appear to be a constant stream of one or two at a time so it takes forever to get the masses to the parking garage, holding up traffic which results with drivers trying to get through as fast as they can.
If the light is reinstalled, I believe it will eliminate the congestion at the intersection, create a smooth traffic flow, and pedestrians will have easier and safer crossing. I for one hope the light is reinstalled. It now appears to be an issue to pay for tearing up Northwest's heated sidewalk in order to set a new pole. I thought the city stated that the original plan was to remove the light temporarily and relocate it so it looked better with our amazing fountain and new sidewalks. So why wasn't the cost and involvement in doing so thought out when the plans were made?