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Trying To Improve Pedestrian Safety On Washington Ave

Ever feel like you’re taking your life in your hands trying to cross Washington Avenue on foot anywhere between 10th and 6th? With no stop signs or stop lights in that high traffic (oftentimes high speed) stretch, it’s been a regular topic of concern in the North Loop.

Now, you have a chance to have your say–and we really hope residents and business owners/managers will turn out!

The North Loop Neighborhood Association has lined up an in-person public meeting with county commissioner Irene Fernando’s staff for Monday, June 27th at 11 am outside the TractorWorks building at 8th and Washington.

Since Washington Avenue is a county road, commissioner Fernando is a key decision-maker. But our city council member, Michael Rainville, has also committed to be there along with staff for other city departments. We have also asked that someone from the mayor’s office be there.

NLNA board president Diane Merrifield and board member David Crary have had several Zoom calls with commissioner Fernando over the past year to reach this point of holding a public meeting.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

By Mike Binkley, North Loop volunteer

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