Crosswalk update not needed

Mike Stenvold


I can’t understand the logic in spending money to upgrade the crosswalk near the Ward County Courthouse. The majority of people that are “jaywalking” to get across 3rd St. are adults and do have the option to go to the light at Burdick or take their time and find the gap in traffic.

Drive by any elementary school in Minot at 3 p.m. and watch as children loaded with backpacks, boots, and bags dart between cars to cross to meet their parents.

This money should be spent to hire crossing guards for children rather than adults. And some adults should get out of the cars and escort their children across at the intersections. When a child gets run over it will be too late and only then will the uproar start.