I am writing to address the issue of pedestrian safety. I am so happy finally the Pittsburgh police are taking this seriously and taking action.
I am a Pittsburgher who has dealt with this problem for quite a while. I have always taken the bus and have to use the city crosswalks, for years encountering the problem of not being safe due to drivers speeding and not caring about my safety. Their concern is to get to their destination, but we need to also arrive at ours - having the right to feel safe doing so!
I deal with this often in Oakland, where drivers speed, not letting pedestrians walk, either by blocking our crosswalks or seeing us walking and nearly hitting us. I have a friend who got severely injured in Oakland near Montefiore hospital. Every time I cross there, I remember this and am scared. I hope the police continue to monitor Oakland.
LAURA ANNE STUKUS