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Pedestrian Safety in Red Hook Needs Attention

Dear Source:
The members of the Red Hook Community have been requesting, lighting, speed bumps and crosswalks since the last time a pedestrian was killed walking across the street. (at the same spot Ashley was killed). We made many requests to DPW, Senators and the Governor to construct sidewalks to Kean High to no avail. Recently a request was made by the community to Mr. Charaf to construct a sidewalk in front of his multi million dollar complex in Red Hook with no apparent results. (Why was this not a requirement of his building permit?)
Red Hook is a recreation destination with more than 15 restaurants, countless stores, a Yacht harbor which hosts international fishing Tournaments and is the home port of many Nautical businesses. It is the location of the ports for the hourly ferry service from St. Thomas to St. John, and the hourly barge service which transports all the equipment, building materials, goods and supplies to St. John. It is also home to one of two public high schools serving St. Thomas and St. John. Thousands of trucks, cars and pedestrians travel along and cross the road through Red Hook ever day.
Governor DeJongh, it is time that you meet with your people and do what is necessary to make this area safe for everyone.
Greg Miller
St. Thomas

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Dear Source:
The members of the Red Hook Community have been requesting, lighting, speed bumps and crosswalks since the last time a pedestrian was killed walking across the street. (at the same spot Ashley was killed). We made many requests to DPW, Senators and the Governor to construct sidewalks to Kean High to no avail. Recently a request was made by the community to Mr. Charaf to construct a sidewalk in front of his multi million dollar complex in Red Hook with no apparent results. (Why was this not a requirement of his building permit?)
Red Hook is a recreation destination with more than 15 restaurants, countless stores, a Yacht harbor which hosts international fishing Tournaments and is the home port of many Nautical businesses. It is the location of the ports for the hourly ferry service from St. Thomas to St. John, and the hourly barge service which transports all the equipment, building materials, goods and supplies to St. John. It is also home to one of two public high schools serving St. Thomas and St. John. Thousands of trucks, cars and pedestrians travel along and cross the road through Red Hook ever day.
Governor DeJongh, it is time that you meet with your people and do what is necessary to make this area safe for everyone.
Greg Miller
St. Thomas

Editor's note: We welcome and encourage readers to keep the dialogue going by responding to Source commentary. Letters should be e-mailed with name and place of residence to source@viaccess.net.