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Safety concerns raised over crosswalk near park

Nearby homeowner urges drivers to use caution at intersection


Ryan Hermens

This crosswalk at the intersection of 11th Avenue and Legion Park has at least one citizen concerned about pedestrian safety.

The failure of some drivers to stop for pedestrians at a busy crosswalk leading across 11th Avenue to Legion Park in Sidney is unsettling for a nearby homeowner.

Because of the crosswalk's proximity to South Elementary School and Legion Park, it is heavily used throughout the year, Steve Wilson said.

"I've lived at this house right next to crossing there for three years now, and I've seen cars skid around kids on bicycles," Wilson explained.

The crossing has flashing lights activated by buttons on both sides of the road, but for the past few weeks, the device has not been functioning proper...

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