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Speeding on Kellogg St. is cause of concern for reader PDF Print E-mail
Written by Holyoke Enterprise   
Letter to The Editor:
    I am writing this letter to express concern about how fast people drive on East Kellogg Street through the crosswalks when the Elementary School has been released at 3:30 p.m. I’ve seen too many children attempt to enter the cross walk at the intersection of Phelan and E. Kellogg Streets when suddenly, the child had to step back in order to let a fast-moving vehicle pass through the cross walk.
    Children are told that the cross walks are the “safest places” to cross the street near the school.  How can the cross walks be considered “safe” when cars are going too fast through the cross walk without even slowing down for kids?
    Could speed bumps be installed before each cross walk? Maybe a “crossing guard” program could be implemented with some of the older students participating from the elementary school.  Why aren’t there any “School Zone” signs with flashing lights on East Kellogg Street as you are heading toward the school? I am sure there are other parents who feel the same as I do about this issue.
    One more thing …
    I would like to thank the County Express drivers for parking their passenger van in a different area than they were before. This makes visibility of students who are entering the cross walk at Phelan and Kellogg Streets a lot better.
Dana Warren