Pedestrian dangers along Independence Boulevard

(By WSOC TV)

A Channel 9 investigation reveals a serious danger along East Independence Boulevard in East Charlotte and it’s getting the attention of city leaders.

After months of monitoring the area from Sharon Amity to WT Harris, Chanel 9 cameras caught dozens of people darting across the 10-lane road in front of traffic.

People ran, walked, jumped over the tall median wall, and one even road a hoverboard in traffic going faster than 60 mph.

“It has become, really a barrier for walkability,” said Meg Fencil, of Sustain Charlotte. Her organization has been pushing for safer pedestrian crossing throughout the city.

The group has been more vocal after 2017 was so deadly. A record 27 pedestrians were killed in Charlotte.

“We have to start designing our streets to account for human behavior and not just for the needs of people in cars,” said Fencil.

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  • Jennifer Dean
    published this page in Press 2018-04-27 15:13:35 -0400