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Dangerous curve at Blind Pass

October 31, 2018
Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander

To the editor:

The residents of Del Sega are facing a worsening situation with the cars speeding through a 25 mph zone at Blind Pass. I have been a property owner since the late 1970s. Trying to turn left onto Sanibel-Captiva Road from Pine Avenue, I cannot tell you how many times I have almost been broadsided by speeding drivers heading to Captiva.

Sooner or later, there is going to be a very bad accident - you have children running across for ice cream cones, the golf carts and walkers crossing to the beach access, sunset watchers and tourists not paying attention to the traffic. This is the only public beach access in the area.

Has the city ever considered moving the hardly-used pedestrian crossing by The Mad Hatter Restaurant nearer to Pine Avenue? Placing the crossing sign in place of or near the congested area sign? That curve comes up quickly and many drivers are completely unaware of what a busy crossing that is.

Carolyn Graham




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