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Old 11-03-2009, 03:39 PM   #8
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Unfortunately, the mere presence of a pedestrian overpass will not dissuade them from crossing tracks.
Or an interstate. Here in Columbia, SC, about ten years ago, there was a big problem with residents from one apartment complex going to see friends, family or whatever at a neighboring complex. To get there on foot, there was a problem. You either had to walk a 1/2 mile to the next road with an over pass or you had to cross an interstate where the speed limit was 60 m.p.h. (Meaning that people typically go 75 through there.)

So the city came out and built this really expensive ped. bridge which, in truth, was a little gawdy in comparision to the actual apartmetn complexes they were built for. (Probably worth twice as much as them combined.) I don't know if I've ever seen anyone using the pedestrian crossing, but I still see them running across four lanes of interstate traffic all the time.
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