Dear crosswalk vigilantes: Thank you! You made my day.

By Diana Nelson Jones / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The civic association has formally requested that the city paint crosswalks at that intersection and reports on its blog -- -- that while it "didn't initiate this action and doesn't know who did, we share the concern that motivated it."

Alexis Miller, president of the civic association, said the group has been "voicing concerns on behalf of the community for over a year. The response from the city was that it doesn't have the means to paint crosswalks at every four-way stop intersection and that it prioritizes based on pedestrian traffic," she said.

"The fact that people painted the crosswalks themselves says more than I can say," she added. "People are willing to take action into their own hands. The city said that it would be removed."

"I'm proud of this neighborhood, of people who don't hesitate to do what's right. I saw the aftermath of an accident" between a van and a car near the intersection a few months ago. "I know cars speed through here. It's a shame people don't recognize this is a neighborhood and take the time to be careful."

"I love it. Honestly, a lot of people cut through here and don't realize there are people walking. I think it's awesome that people here take action when the city doesn't."

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