Residents complain about crosswalk lights on West 65 and Detroit, claim lights change too fast

Posted at 7:56 PM, Aug 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-04 19:56:40-04

Some people who live in Cleveland’s Gordon Square say the numbers don't add up at the intersection of West 65th and Detroit. 

People are complaining on the Detroit area neighborhood Facebook page about the timing of the crosswalks lights, "it's horrible" one person wrote.

Walkers get a whopping 31 seconds to cross West 65th, which does help traffic flow on Detroit, but they only get five seconds to six before a warning flash on Detroit Avenue, a busy intersection.

"I didn't even have time to think about it, the crosswalk light turned so fast, I mean that's crazy, you can't even get halfway across the street before it turns,” said Joy Roller.

Roller couldn't believe how little time she had to cross Detroit and worries about others.

“An elderly person could only get halfway across the street, before it would turn, I would hope the cars are aware of what is going on,” said Roller.

"I have received a number of complaints,” said Councilman Matt Zone.

"I have asked our traffic commissioner to re-evaluate this to see if we can give pedestrians more of a leeway to get across the street,” Zone said.

The danger comes when people are trying to quickly cross Detroit, and cars are turning onto Detroit Avenue from West 65th.

An accident waiting to happen some wrote on Facebook.

A spokesperson for the City of Cleveland said, the traffic commissioner will take a close look at the crosswalk to see if any changes should be made.