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Third Graham student in three weeks hit by car

Original post made on Oct 16, 2012

After three children were struck by cars while crossing Castro Street near Graham Middle School, community safety officials and city leaders are set to meet with parents and school representatives next week to discuss pedestrian, cyclist and driver safety.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, October 16, 2012, 10:17 AM

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Posted by Steve
a resident of Sylvan Park
on Oct 16, 2012 at 10:27 am

"In each case, it may not have been entirely the driver's fault"
Without offering any evidence suggesting it was in any case even partly the driver's fault. Wow, does that ever fail the good journalism test.

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Posted by pedestrian
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Oct 16, 2012 at 10:36 am

If the crosswalks are hard for car drivers to see, then make them easier to see! Remove car parking for 20 yards on each side of the crosswalk. Post school zone signs around the school to encourage drivers to slow down and pay attention. Install extra bright street lights near the crosswalk (especially during the winter when kids are walking to school in the dark).

If all the kids were hit in the same 2 crosswalk, why doesn't the school post crossing guards there?

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Posted by Road Diet
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Feb 10, 2017 at 11:15 am

Remember a few years ago when council instituted a road diet after a few Graham kids were involved in accidents. What will they do now? Maybe go back to widening the road to allow more visibility?

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Posted by @Road Diet
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Feb 10, 2017 at 11:43 am

This article was written 6+ years ago, so the road diet was likely in response to this. Sounds like it has been working.

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Posted by lip service
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Feb 12, 2017 at 11:36 am

This article was written on October 12th 2012, which according to my calculations was 4 years and (almost exactly) 4 months ago, not even close to 6+ years ago. To date, the road diet on Castro Street between El Camino Real and Miramonte has not been implemented - other than one lane of Castro Street between El Camino Real and Sonia being blocked every weekday for construction work unrelated to any safety improvements. Other than sticking some fluorescent flags in signs indicating where the crosswalks on Castro Street near Graham are. I have noticed ZERO safety improvements in the 4+ years since the road diet was approved, not even the relative simple solution of adding a crossing guard during the busy morning drop off time and again when school lets out in the afternoon. It's shameful, really.

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Posted by lip service
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Feb 12, 2017 at 11:50 am

Sorry, I meant to type "the article was published on October 16th, 2012...". My error.

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Posted by ResidentSince1982
a resident of another community
on Feb 25, 2017 at 3:58 pm

ResidentSince1982 is a registered user.

The road diet has yet to be implemented but it is coming soon now.


How many accidents since then?

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