Please give room, time for pedestrians

Rant to drivers like the one who almost hit me last night, who when turning right on a green light, fail to yield to those in the crosswalk (pedestrians or cyclists) who have the walk light and the right of way.

Rant to most drivers, including Auburn Police, who refuse to yield right of way at unmarked crosswalks (all intersections).

Rave to the very few who do yield.

Rant to traffic engineers who redesigned many Auburn intersections so that drivers have a blinking yellow left turn arrow at the same time that pedestrians have a walk light.

Rant to the Auburn Police Department for refusing to enforce pedestrian right of way, unless there is a body in the road, and the city government for failing to prioritize pedestrian safety.

– Phillip Thompson

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