Cross about cross­ings

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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.

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