On April 5, 2016 I sent the following message to Mark Grimes. If you live in Ward 6, and have a concern about this topic, please send a message to his office also.
My message to the Councillor’s Office:
Good evening Councillor Grimes:
I wish to add my voice to the voices of other residents who have from time to time expressed concerns regarding traffic conditions at Fortieth Street and Lake Shore Blvd. West.
With a great coffee shop and two [actually three; I had forgotten there were three] popular food establishments in the area, the sight lines of drivers and pedestrians are often obscured by parked cars jammed into a small amount of space in the area.
I was walking south along Fortieth Street not far from Lake Shore Blvd. West around 6:30 pm on Tues., April 4 when I heard the sound of a collision. Then I observed what had occurred. The sound of the collision remains etched in my brain. A car was making a turn; another car collided with it. A reminder: Good idea not to be on a cell phone when walking in traffic. Good to drive with full attention on the road and what’s happening around us, at all times.
I shared the above-noted collision message at the Long Branch Neighbourhood Watch Facebook Page just recently. Another resident noted, in response to my message:
“It was a pretty bad one. Was in my shop and it happened basically right out front. 4th or 5th accident over the last 7 months in that spot.”