Crosswalk alert

To raise awareness that youngsters will be crossing streets to get to the new Myers-Wilkins Elementary School in Duluth’s hillside next week, a group of crosswalk ambassadors will be out in force today and Thursday.

The ambassadors will be walking the crosswalks by the school on East Ninth Street at the Sixth Avenue East and Eight Avenue East intersections from 7-8 a.m. and 2-3 p.m. each day to coincide with the start and end of the upcoming school day.

The Share the Road events are being held one week before school starts next Monday. The Safe and Walkable Hillside Coalition teamed up with the Healthy Duluth Area Coalition to do it.

They are reminding us that both drivers and pedestrians are responsible for pedestrian safety at intersections. And they point out that every intersection is a crosswalk, whether it’s marked or unmarked with lines, stop signs or stop lights.

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