Letter: Drivers, slow down in Lemon Creek

My 14 year old son came to me in the last week and told me that he was nearly hit by city buses traveling down Davis Street to Lemon Creek Road and back again while on his bike and skateboard. I ride my bike on the sidewalk down Davis Street to prevent myself from being hit by speeding city buses and speeding cars as well. It appears that speed limits and stop signs are optional in Lemon Creek.

I have contacted the city bus administration and have not seen any impact in the speed at which buses travel down Davis Street.

As I pass over Lemon Creek on my bike on my way to work in the morning, I notice spaces on the bridge rail over Lemon Creek wide enough to allow a child who is merely looking down to fall through if they lean forward too much. I rode my bike all over the valley and could not find one railing over a river or stream with as wide of spaces as the one in Lemon Creek.

Lastly, if you live in Lemon Creek you have tried to make a left onto Glacier Highway from Davis Street, in order to see oncoming traffic on the right you have to be in the cross walk as you try to make a left. With the middle turn lane in the mix, it’s very dangerous in the summer and more so in the winter. It’s a matter of time before someone is hurt or killed.

Michele Federico,