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Choices for pedestrians: grassy/sandy strip, Ocean Avenue in the street or O.A. sidewalk .   PG photo

Choices for pedestrians: grassy/sandy strip, Ocean Avenue in the street or O.A. sidewalk . This was last Saturday. PG photo

To the Editor:

“Where the boardwalk begins, Before Ocean Ave Ends, Before we here the sirens. 
Before we see the flashing RED LIGHTS, BEFORE WE TALK about what happened.
To those who care and can make a difference,
Before the (God Forbid) the first aid call for someone hit by a vehicle on Ocean Ave where the Boardwalk Ended, they walked behind the parked carsalong Ocean Ave.
Can someone in power to prevent this consider a crossing guard or any other ideas now  NOT present to prevent……

The sound of sirens, for someone who may get hit by a car this summer.
I pray to God This never happens!”

Tim Scranton

Ocean Grove, NJ  June 21, 2013

Editor’s Note:   I recently raised the issue of the pedestrian traffic patterns at the beachfront.   Today, Thursday,  there were very few people walking north to south or visa versa in the main center of the beachfront.  But I did notice that there were some who preferred to walk in the street rather than on the sidewalk  (west side of Ocean Avenue) or on the grassy/sandy strip. Certainly, anyone riding a bike or pushing a stroller or dragging beach gear with a wheeled device would likely not use the grassy/sandy strip.  But the people I saw walking on the street were just walkers.  There is no doubt that there is a safety issue down there.

It will be interesting to observe this situation at the time of big crowds.   This weekend is BridgeFest, starting tonight  (Friday. )

Paul Goldfinger, Editor  @Blogfinger

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