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Mike Terry, Deseret News

Recently my family and I were crossing Main Street, at the mid-block crossing between South Temple and 100 South. It was a very hectic and crowded evening with people taking in the events of the Christmas season. When the light turned green, there was a crowd of people, some hurrying, some holding their children's hands to safely get them across and some taking their time looking at the sites and talking to each other.

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There was a group on the right side of the crowd that had stopped in the middle of the street. Not knowing that the group had noticed a Trax train approaching, I started pushing my granddaughter in the back to try to get across before the light turned red. Luckily my daughter grabbed her by the arm before I pushed her in front of the train.

While Trax has maybe helped with transportation around town, it has also made it more dangerous. How come if a light turns green for people to cross a street, it doesn't give them enough time to get across, and they need to stop in the middle of the street to wait for a Trax train to pass?

William Gillett