Voices Around TownHow can we make downtown Mountain View safer for pedestrians?
Asked in downtown Mountain View. Photos and interviews by Anna Li.
"For the most part, I think the streets are safe. It's just that people are in a hurry. In the downtown area, there should be a light in some spots."
Hector Quiroz, Redwood City
"There are crosswalks without blinking lights. Cars aren't sure who has right of way. It would be safer if we install flashing lights at crosswalks."
James Laird, San Jose
"Downtown Mountain View is absolutely safe. I don't think there are any difficulties at all for pedestrians around here. The only thing that would be better would be to eliminate cars, period."
Matt Boston, Mountain View
"Enforcing red lights: I've almost been hit on the sidewalk or at crosswalks by people who are driving up on the sidewalks or through the red light. This has happened three times in the last month. Also better signs for people who don't read English or understand our signs."
Sarah Rodriguez, Mountain View
"A lot of people are in a hurry around traffic time in the afternoon. People are willing to take risks that they normally wouldn't take because they're in a hurry. So some way to slow them down."
Wanda Walker, Mountain View
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