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TO THE EDITOR:

I just want to say that I agree with the lady who wrote in to complain about the light at 13th and Grand.

I too am tired of sitting on Grand while the people on 13th whizz on by. Yesterday, there was an oncoming car stopped on Grand. I arrived at the intersection a few seconds after them. Their side turned green (they weren’t turning left). Did mine? Nope. I sat there while they went, then through yet another green light for 13th before I was permitted to go.

Seems like it should be the simplest thing in the world to sort this out. As the lady pointed out, Grand shouldn’t always be a guaranteed stop. It’s a busy street. Both should stay green the same amount of time, and there should never be a time where one side is going while the other isn’t unless the turn arrow is on. And even then, why not just make it like 13th and Main, where both sides get an arrow and then both sides turn green, all at the same time.

I never thought I’d find myself pining for that old clunker of a light a-swingin’ like an anvil over the intersection, but I do.

Harold Marker