Think of the pedestrians

To the Editor

Why isn’t there a sidewalk for pedestrians who patronize our two shopping malls on Route 440? Is it really necessary to trek through mud, ice, and dead grass, or walk on the median between the north and south lanes and risk your life? Are they conducting some hundred-thousand-dollar study to investigate the merit of such a proposal, by the way? If it’s too much to construct a pedestrian overpass, what about a traffic light which prohibits left or right turns and caters to the needs of pedestrians who need a long time to cross? As far as demonic young people who run pedestrians over whilst doing 120 MPH, I ask myself why the traditional politicians in Union City put speed bumps up all over the place whilst we and the wired Jersey City crowd are free to drive around all too swiftly and dangerously?

PETE A. DeMATTEO