[RE: LETTER: Lights imperative to curtailing crime on Maple Ridge streets, Dec. 17, The News]
Rob Williams is spot on re: inadequate street lighting in Maple Ridge.
118th Avenue has long been a short cut from 203rd to 207th Street.
There is a street light at the southeast corner of 203rd Street and 118th Avenue, but it shines onto 203rd Street, leaving the intersection pretty much dark.
There are no street lights until Walnut Crescent.
Add to this, rush-hour traffic heading east during a dark, wet winter night, pedestrians who assume the right of way crossing without due care, most in dark clothing, and a driver who feels secure enough to whip around the corner before northbound cars hold him/her up and BANGO!
There has to be an answer.
Catherine Ward, Maple Ridge
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