“Thank the Lord!”
“It’s about time!”
Bridgeville residents had some strong reactions to today’s announcement that a crosswalk and pedestrian warning sign have been installed on Bower Hill Road in front of the Dari-Delite.
This morning, the borough posted a photo of the new crosswalk on its Facebook page and more than two dozen residents quickly responded.
“Thirty friggin’ years Ive been cheating death just to get a small twist with jimmys,” one woman wrote. “I never thought Id see the day!”
Many of the comments expressed gratitude, though some residents questioned whether drivers would actually notice or care about the new crosswalk.
“Doesnt matter,” said one commenter. “There is not a driver in Bridgeville who pays any attention to crosswalks. They don’t even know what they are.”
One year ago, Bridgeville’s planning commission flagged pedestrian safety as an issue in need of improvement.
“Getting across Bower Hill Road during normal, non-pandemic times can feel like taking your life in your hands,” said planning commissioner Dale Livingston.
In addition to adding to creating new crosswalks and introducing additional safety measures at existing crossings, the planning commission suggested expanding the trail/footpath system could go a long way toward making the borough more walkable.