Students using intersection raises safety concerns outside Cape Coral middle school – Wink News

A rising concern in Cape Coral about college students strolling with out safety. Neighbors say the intersection of Chiquita Blvd. and Tropicana Pkwy. isn’t secure.
College students at Mariner Center College cross Chiquita and Tropicana between the crosswalk or over the median to get picked up at both 7-Eleven or Greenback Common.
“Busy commuters, distracted drivers, it simply makes me as a guardian panic and you recognize regardless that it’s not my youngster that’s in that intersection, it’s any person else’s,” says Cape Coral resident Charlene Buen-Sabga.
“We’re banking on 11 and 12-year-olds to grasp to attend and look ahead to drivers and the drivers try to determine which TikTok video is the most effective this morning,” Buen-Sabga says. “Who’s obtained the most effective station on. Oh, shoot I forgot to ship that e mail. It’s only a nasty mixture ready to occur.”
Pace restrict indicators close to the varsity say 35 miles per hour, and there’s a pedestrian visitors signal. What you don’t see is a faculty zone signal.
The varsity district says Mariner Center has requested for a crossing guard and a faculty zone signal. Town says making it a faculty zone is as much as Cape Coral’s visitors engineer.
Buen-Sabga needs one thing finished so the children might be secure.
“If you happen to’re a resident of Cape Coral and also you care and find it irresistible like I do, you’re going to need to ensure that everyone’s youngster is secure,” Buen-Sabga mentioned.
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