After I've experienced numerous incidents, I would like all residents of Coquitlam to note when crossing at David Avenue and Pipeline Road heading south - please take extra precaution.
I have crossed at the crosswalk at David and Pipeline and had to wait while multiple cars passed before one would notice me waiting because they are too busy looking to see if they can merge into oncoming traffic.Once I was in the crosswalk and had my six-month-old with me and a truck had to slam on his brakes so hard he fishtailed.
Just last week a car stopped to let me through, then a motorcycle decided to go around the car while I was crossing and almost caused an accident. It is only a matter of time before someone is seriously injured or killed at this particular crossing which is popular for families because it is en route to Town Centre Park. I have told the city of my concerns and have not seen any changes made. They told me police would be there to change driver behaviour but I have not seen that either. It would be nice if the city would spend a few extra dollars and just move the crosswalk up a few feet towards Pipeline because drivers would be more likely to notice [pedestrians].
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