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  1. Pedestrians:
    Be seen!!! Have a flashlight so we can see you. Dont jaywalk. When using the crosswalk dont just stepout….
    Drivers:
    Slow down when aproaching a crosswalk.

    It would help if Sooke had the flashing crosswalks.

  2. I have concerns during the day! People go way too fast on Grant Rd, especially when it is raining, and my only protection is a white line? It makes me so nervous to walk my dog and toddler down that road.

    • And don’t wear dark clothing, used to drive me nuts driving to work through sooke at 6 am with no street lights, and folks in dark hoodies launching themselves on to the road in front of me

    • And don’t wear dark clothing, used to drive me nuts driving to work through sooke at 6 am with no street lights, and folks in dark hoodies launching themselves on to the road in front of me

    • And take the stinkin’ earplugs out so you can at least hear the screeching tires and the blaring horn!!! Also, get off the stupid cellphone and pay attention to what the hell is going on around you!!!

  3. How about more street lights and flashing lights at pedestrian crosswalks. We pay enough taxes. People shouldn’t have to worry about carrying flashlights or wearing marker vests just to use the walk and road ways.

    • How badly do you want to live? If it meant the difference between being hit by a passing motorist or by me wearing something reflective or carrying a light, then I guess I will just wear something reflective and/or carry a light!!!

    • Well obviously!! Do what you need to do to stay safe but all I’m saying is pedestrians shouldn’t have to worry about that if there were enough lights. I’ve lived in small towns before and there was never this issue. Sooke needs street lights and better crosswalks. Period.

  4. How about more street lights and flashing lights at pedestrian crosswalks. We pay enough taxes. People shouldn’t have to worry about carrying flashlights or wearing marker vests just to use the walk and road ways.

  5. I think it’s smart to wear really visible clothing – namely, reflective vest at least. I’ve been doing this the last five years or so. And I could wish all pedestrians would do that.

  6. Sidewalks would be great on Otter Point Road! So many people walk here and it’s unsafe when you’re on the same level, right next to the traffic, even during the day. Will it ever happen?

    • I did write the mayor about this, as I too walk down otter point with my children, and am wildly uncomfortable doing so. She agreed and said they are aware of the issue and hope to improve it, at some point…

  7. SIDEWALKS. Please!!! It’s all about cars and bicycles these days. I pay my property taxes and it would be nice to see more safety for pedestrians. Gheesh! Health awareness reinforces walking, but not in a friggin ditch! OK. Rant over.

  8. Stop walking with dark clothing and pushing dark strollers and yes get off your phone and watch where you are going. Drivers be extra careful to be sure you see those who do walk in dark clothing.

  9. Everyone wants sidewalks, but one thing that I did notice the other night is that driving east through the downtown core on Sooke Highway as one approaches the big bus stop, usually with big bus parked there, it is really hard to see if a pedestrian is about to cross at the cross walk over to the TD side of the road until you are less than 15 feet away from the crosswalk…its a bit strange to me to have a cross so close to where buses are parked obscuring any bodies who may be moving towards and into the cross walk. Perhaps it is just me but I thought the other day that someone will be hit in this crosswalk for that reason in the next year or two and someone will die there in the next 5 to 10 years. Hope I am wrong.

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