Posted by Tim O’Keefe
City Councilor Barbara Haller lead a group of senior citizens and Clark students across 1050 and 1060 Main Street today, to raise awareness about stopping for pedestrians using a crosswalk.
“It’s a real quality of life issue,” says Haller. “I think we’re making a difference.”
The “Cross Walk Safety Task Force” has already been visible this year, and are looking for stricter enforcement of drivers who don’t stop for pedestrians and drive dangerously when people are walking.
“We’re just going back and forth across the street right now to let people know that you have to stop when people walk by,” says Worcester resident Ronnie Clarkson.
The group was holding signs that had such slogans as “Let us cross. It’s the LAW!” written on them.
“My hope is that if people stop once, they’ll stop again,” says Haller.