DOWNTOWN — The Windsor Road crosswalk is a dangerous path for businessman Barry Wishengrad and his employees who stroll it to conduct dealings between two Brand Boulevard car dealerships.
Some of the flashing lights don’t work for the crosswalk, where it’s not uncommon for motorists to speed and not yield for pedestrians.
“I have walked this crosswalk and almost been hit two dozen times and so have my employees,” said Wishengrad, general manager of Glendale Nissan and Infiniti. “It’s just a bad situation and it’s unfortunate people don’t stop for pedestrians as they are walking across the street.”
He notified Glendale police about the unsafe crosswalk after a motorist and passenger heckled and almost hit him a few weeks ago while walking it.
“That was the icing on the cake when I called them,” he said.
Police on Wednesday stepped up enforcement of Windsor and Brand, where they cited motorists who failed to stop for a police officer dressed in plain clothes as he used the crosswalk.