A letter writer says a pedestrian-activated red light is needed at the intersection of 116 Street and 86 Avenue.

Delta: Do something

Pedestrian-activated red light needed at 116 Street and
86 Avenue.

On Wednesday, Sept. 30, my daughter and her friend were crossing at a pedestrian crosswalk at 116 Street and 86 Avenue. They were hit by a car traveling north on 116 Street. They were thrown 13 metres. Thankfully both girls survived.

On one side of 116 Street is a school (Hellings Elementary), and on the other side is a park.

I have seen many near misses at this intersection. People just don’t stop for the children and adults trying to cross.

If ever there was a need for a crosswalk light at a spot, this would be the one. Not just a pedestrian-activated flashing yellow light, but a pedestrian-activated red light. People are too busy looking ahead to the Nordel light to notice the crosswalk.

My only regret is that I did not send this letter sooner, as I have witnessed and experienced scary near misses in the past.

Delta: Please do something to rectify this big problem before a child gets killed.


Angie Peterson

Surrey North Delta Leader

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