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CookieDough

8/10/2011 9:15:36 AM
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Woman walking on Bridge

Yesterday I was traveling South on the old 18th Street bridge (around 4 pm) and there was a woman WALKING north along the West side. She appeared to be in her right mind but I almost called the police. Is it not obvious to pedestrians that the sidewalk is on the East side of the bridge and if you're walking on the road, in the car lane, that you shouldn't be there.  
 
She put her life at serious risk. For what?

 
 
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I_justwanna_say

8/10/2011 9:31:04 AM
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not from here?

Maybe the lady just wasn't from Brandon and didn't know how to get to the other side? The stair case up isn't very obvious if you don't know it's there, at least not until your half way up the bridge.  
Maybe deep down she's trying to figure out the old chicken joke and had already crossed the road.  
Maybe she did it just so you could have something to discuss. Oh, and me too!

Mitale

8/10/2011 10:44:50 AM
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Kady2011 said "Yesterday I was traveling South on the old 18th Street bridge (around 4 pm) and there was a woman WALKING north along the West side. She appeared to be in her right mind but I almost called the police. Is it not obvious to pedestrians that the sidewalk is on the East side of the bridge and if you're walking on the road, in the car lane, that you shouldn't be there.  
 
She put her life at serious risk. For what? "

 
 
Edited by Mitale, 2011-08-10 10:46:31

Mitale

8/10/2011 10:46:03 AM
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Kady2011 said "Yesterday I was traveling South on the old 18th Street bridge (around 4 pm) and there was a woman WALKING north along the West side. She appeared to be in her right mind but I almost called the police. Is it not obvious to pedestrians that the sidewalk is on the East side of the bridge and if you're walking on the road, in the car lane, that you shouldn't be there.  
 
She put her life at serious risk. For what? "

called the police on this? I'd hope the police have better things to worry about, She probably just got lazy and didnt wanna cross to the east side earlier so she just kept going

CookieDough

8/10/2011 11:36:23 AM
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Hello? I did say

  
Mitale said "
  
Kady2011 said "Yesterday I was traveling South on the old 18th Street bridge (around 4 pm) and there was a woman WALKING north along the West side. She appeared to be in her right mind but I almost called the police. Is it not obvious to pedestrians that the sidewalk is on the East side of the bridge and if you're walking on the road, in the car lane, that you shouldn't be there.  
 
She put her life at serious risk. For what? "

called the police on this? I'd hope the police have better things to worry about, She probably just got lazy and didnt wanna cross to the east side earlier so she just kept going "

that I considered calling the police and decided not to. She was walking on the road next to the barrier - it was dangerous for her and any unsuspecting drivers. It was stupid and they could have issued her a warning for being stupid.

David Peirson

8/10/2011 12:36:42 PM
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popo

I would have also considered calling the police. It's pretty obvious that you can't walk on that side of the street and it kind of screams "I may have something wrong with me...".

~Tammy~

8/10/2011 12:36:50 PM
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haha

If stupid is against the law then hell, I could be on the phone all day calling the police on somebody. Seems brains or the use of them isnt such a common thing anymore lol

CookieDough

8/10/2011 3:09:35 PM
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When stupid is also dangerous

  
~Tammy~ said "If stupid is against the law then hell, I could be on the phone all day calling the police on somebody. Seems brains or the use of them isnt such a common thing anymore lol "

I think calling the police is in order. I chose not to because I figured by the time they arrived she would have already made it to Trails West. I wish I could call the police every time I see someone driving dangerously or talking on their cell phone but I agree, it would mean being on the phone all day long.

Shnar

8/10/2011 4:27:39 PM
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May 2009
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Too bad Slimmerman never drove by.....

....he could have rolled his window down, yell at her and laugh all the way home.

morethanenough

8/10/2011 5:59:19 PM
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Funny...

I saw someone riding bike on that side the other day and also found it odd. Makes you wonder...

dbo2011

8/10/2011 7:38:38 PM
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Feb 2011
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funny

Call the police for what exactly? to escort her to the other side of the road like come on.

CookieDough

8/10/2011 10:34:05 PM
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dbo2011 said "Call the police for what exactly? to escort her to the other side of the road like come on. "

I don't know. Maybe I will call the police next time just to see what they do. I am not concerned about the police response. I am concerned about the idiot choosing to walk on the wrong side of a very busy bridge.

TheQuietOne

8/11/2011 1:38:10 AM
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Feb 2008
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Safety

While I'm not sure I would have called the police either if I'd been in the OP's shoes, I would have definitely considered it. Anytime you see something that could pose a safety hazard to those on the road, it's probably a good time to call the non-emergency police line (I've called in many times to inform RCMP of stretches of highway, mostly at night, have something that could cause problems for drivers with the poor visibility, anything from dead deer right in the middle of the lane just beyond a crest, to huge logs in the lane just around a curve, to other drivers driving erratically).  
 
It's not just stupid but dangerous. If a car is coming over the crest of the bridge in the western-most southbound lane and doesn't see the pedestrian on the other side of the crest, they could very well swerve to try and avoid hitting her and sideswipe another car, or they could slam on the brakes and if the car behind them is following too close (as so many drivers seem to LOVE doing) they could get rear ended. Granted, most people SHOULD be able to see, but if you're going up the bridge you're watching for other vehicles and a smaller pedestrian might not immediately register on your radar if you're distracted by something. She's not just putting herself at risk by walking on the road on that bridge-she's putting others at risk as well.  
 
And really, there's no excuse. Out of towner or local, common sense should say 'Hey, this is a main road and a big bridge- there's probably a walking path around (looks to the east)...Oh! There it is!'


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