Public Safety http://wemu.org en Local Pedestrian Safety Advocate Pushing for State Crosswalk Law http://wemu.org/post/local-pedestrian-safety-advocate-pushing-state-crosswalk-law <p>A local pedestrian safety advocate has launched an online petition drive to prompt state lawmakers to pass a Michigan crosswalk law.&nbsp;</p><p>Former Ann Arbor school board member Kathy Griswold says crosswalks in her city lack the proper infrastructure, such as good lighting, to be safe to use.&nbsp; She points to a new mid-block crossing on Huron east of State as an example where lighting has been an issue.<br /><br />Griswold says a state crosswalk law would mean standardized, safe pedestrian crossings across Michigan.&nbsp;</p><p>You can find her petition at <a href="http://www.change.org/petitions/pass-a-state-crosswalk-law-for-michigan?share_id=UwZLMHxuIx&amp;utm_source=share_petition&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=petition_invitation">www.Change.org</a>. Tue, 05 Nov 2013 19:51:45 +0000 Bob Eccles 37313 at http://wemu.org Ypsi Firefighters to Present Hybrid Police/Fire Concerns to City Council http://wemu.org/post/ypsi-firefighters-present-hybrid-policefire-concerns-city-council <p>It looks as though Ypsilanti City Council will go ahead and allow the city's firefighters union to make a presentation on why it believes a hybrid police and fire model is wrong for Ypsilanti.&nbsp;</p><p>City Manager Ralph Lange has recommended cross-training police to also respond to fires as a way to make the best use of city employees.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 23 May 2013 21:01:11 +0000 Bob Eccles 29827 at http://wemu.org Ypsi Firefighters to Present Hybrid Police/Fire Concerns to City Council