Please don’t run me down

Please don't run me down Open Letter to the Yukon government and the Whitehorse mayor and council, In Porter Creek, just at the end of Birch Street (kind of across from Super A), there is this crosswalk across the Alaska Highway. Now, I have to cross the

Open Letter to the Yukon government and the Whitehorse mayor and council,

In Porter Creek, just at the end of Birch Street (kind of across from Super A), there is this crosswalk across the Alaska Highway.

Now, I have to cross the highway to get to school, the store, the park, etc. The speed limit says 70, but I know people are not following it.

I stand at the highway crosswalk forever waiting for cars to stop.

Once a vehicle does stop, and I start to walk across, other cars behind it decide to cut around the stopped car and keep going. And, the worst thing is, it happens all the time.

Why aren’t people driving the way they should?

And it’s not just my issue, it’s everyone’s issue.

When you cross the Alaska Highway, you are risking your life.

I would like the Yukon government to do something about it. I know about this dangerous crosswalk issue, but what about someone else, like my little sister? What if she wants to cross the Alaska Highway? It’s a crosswalk and you are suppose to be able to walk across.

A slow sign, or something cool like a button that causes blinking lights to appear so that drivers know when people are crossing would be nice. Basically what I’m trying to get at is please do something about this crosswalk. I like walking to school, the park, to friends’ houses and to the store.

But right now I would rather take the school bus, or be driven.

I would like to live past Grade 7.

Thank you for listening.

Alisha Sewell, age 12

Whitehorse