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Dear editor,


It seems a lot of people in town are concerned only with how many stops they have make at traffic lights.


Do they even think about the people that are walking trying to cross the street? It is hard enough to get across the street now with traffic lights. I can’t imagine how it will be without traffic lights.


What about school kids that walk and have to cross the street? Yes, school will be starting next week, and traffic is going to pick up a lot. Not all kids ride the bus. When they do get off of buses, some have to still cross streets even after the bus has left. They may not live on the corner or wherever the bus stops. They may live down the street and still have to cross later on.


The traffic on Walnut and Center streets is going to pick and the traffic at Center and Oak streets is always busy. The other day I had stopped at Center and Oak and everyone was looking dumbfounded due to them not knowing what to do. Bring back the traffic light.


When did the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) conduct these surveys or whatever they did? Did they only conduct during times when everyone was at work? Did they conduct during the hours at night when most people are asleep?


These traffic lights have been here for as long as I can remember. Why change them now? Why change something that has worked all these years?


Do the people from ODOT live here in this community? I doubt if they do.


Do they even know how crazy some of these people drive in this town. No, they don’t. But I do.


So why do the people in London that makes these decisions do what ODOT suggests they do? Do they have to take the traffic lights down?


Doesn’t the whole community of London have a vote in this? Yes, I said vote. Did I receive anything in the mail asking me what I wanted? No I did not.


The powers to be just makes decisions for us without asking us.


Not all of us can come to London City Council meetings to voice our concerns. Some of us do have to work.


Diana Shaw


London


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