It's time we started pointing a finger. Not at anyone in particular, but to make our way over one of the many convenient crosswalks in North Vancouver. Some drivers see us standing there but don't know our intention. To others we're invisible. I know, as I've been both the pedestrian and the driver.
Why not show our intention to cross the street with a straight, stiff armed, finger-pointing salute? Feels awkward at first, but it works in other provinces. Drivers will then know you're not simply chatting with your friend or daydreaming on the curb, but wish to cross the road safely.
How about it? I'll be the one guiding my dog at First and Lonsdale with my arm stretched out, my finger pointing the direction I wish to go. Hopefully you'll see me next time.
Patricia Corbett Bowman
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