Mary Lou Burden, right, shows transportation consultant Dave Cox a problem spot on a map. Below, comments compiled on a street map. (Click to enlarge)
Mary Lou Burden knows the challenges of trying to cross Shrewsbury Avenue in Red Bank.
A resident of the Bellhaven Commons condos on Locust Avenue, she’s used to standing in the crosswalk at Chestnut or Oakland street just waiting for passing motorists to take notice, slow to a stop and let her cross.
“If we had citizen’s arrest, I could make a lot of money for Red Bank,” she says. Drivers are “on the phone, rushing, texting, putting on makeup. They don’t even see you.”
Burden was among some 35 borough residents including bicyclists, walkers, motorists and crossing guards who showed up at borough hall Thursday night to offer input on how to improve pedestrian and biker safety in town.