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Student injured crossing Adelbert

Tyler Hoffman

Issue date: 9/3/10 Section: News
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On the evening of Aug. 25,
multiple students and faculty
members across Case Western
Reserve University checked
their inboxes only to find an
alarming and unexpected message
from University President
Barbara R. Snyder. The
email addressed the afternoon
accident involving a CWRU
student who "was struck by a
vehicle while he was bicycling
within the crosswalk on Adelbert
Road."

On this single day, CWRU
reported one accident and two
close calls involving motorists
and pedestrians. Unfortunately,
the accident is endemic of a
larger issue of construction and
congestion effecting anyone attempting
to reach the main quad
of the CWRU campus.
One overwhelming benefit
of living in University Circle
remains the constant aura of
improvement and renovation,
which leads to the underlying
detraction of continual construction.
In 2008, University
Hospitals launched their $326
million construction project,
and developer MRN Ltd. is now
planning to build two apartment
buildings near Euclid Avenue.
The Cleveland Institute
of Art is also continuing work
on its campus modernization
and unification project while
the Museum of Contemporary
Art, Cleveland hopes to build
its new home at Mayfield Road
and Euclid Avenue.

The concept of University
Circle construction may seem
unrelated to one's daily walk to
class; however, University Circle
Police officer Mark Chavis
reports that motorists are definitely more hostile and aggressive due
to the recent construction. "Don't underestimate
the vehicles," he said. Officer
Mark, who has directed traffic at the
Euclid and Adelbert intersection for four
years, advises both students and faculty
to be more aware of their surroundings
before proceeding into an intersection.

"Is the intersection you are crossing
located near a confusing construction
site or a hospital where a faint or injured
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    Brian

    posted 9/04/10 @ 11:00 AM EST

    There are just as many people crossing Adelbert when the walk signal is not on and cars have a turn arrow. Or, students running across Euclid or Adelbert no where near the crosswalk. (Continued…)

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