Cross about crossings
Sam and Josie (Letters, Oct 3), perhaps when you are walking around our beautiful village you should have your eyes open. No pedestrian crossings on Macrossan street? One located at the Courthouse Hotel across to Sassi, and a second near Just Jeans. I’m a little confused: which highway intersects Macrossan Street? One point that you have made is valid regarding a lack of pedestrian crossings on Port Douglas Road, please suggest how many you would like and in which particlar locations. Footpaths are in place around town, maybe you could walk the streets where paths are provided instead of choosing streets which don’t. Street lighting on Macrossan Street inadequate? Ask the shop proprietors if they mind leaving their lights on. I have indicated that there are crossings on Macrossan street, please explain how more crossings would lessen the influx of vehicles entering Port Douglas on Market day. Wharf Street has three crossings, Courthouse Hotel, The Tin Shed and the Marina. Not enough for you? I don’t believe it would be appropriate to change Port Douglas into a Victorian suburb. Perhaps as responsible adults you could take some responibility for your own safety and security. If you choose to visit again please stay for a longer period, get to know the locals better, it may help you understand why Port Douglas is so popular the way it is.