A letter writer wants to see safety improvements at the intersection of 72 Avenue and124 Street.

Dangerous Newton intersection

Safety measures needed at 72 Avenue and 124 street in Surrey.

I want to bring it to your attention that the intersection of 72 Avenue at 124 Street is becoming dangerous for children and their parents.

This is a busy intersection that is close to Surrey Muslim School, Sowing Seeds preschool, and Khalsa School. In the morning, when parents walk their children to school, the drivers make left and right turns while the pedestrians are crossing the road, without giving them enough time to peacefully cross the road. This situation becomes worse in poor weather conditions.

There has been an accident involving a child in the past and we do not want it to happen again.

1. There should be a left-turn signal for all four directions of the intersection.

2. There is a need for a flag person to man the intersection in the morning, noon (pre-school) and afternoon.

Action is needed to resolve this issue and update the crosswalks with flashy signals and speed bumps to deter the hasty drivers on 124 Street starting from 68 Avenue up to 78 Avenue.

I urge the school administrations to share their concerns and follow-up as well and if there are any parents who want to share their personal experiences please do so, so that we are able to present the urgent need for some action from the city.

Quratulain Bajwa, Surrey

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