LETTER: Reroute would expose kids to more danger
To the Editor:
I am deeply disturbed by the comments Mayor Jeff Jacobs made in the Oct. 24 edition of the Sun-Sailor when he mentioned that the police department “could not find a record of a child ever having been killed by a train in the history of St. Louis Park.”
I think what Jacobs fails to understand when people talk about the safety issues at the SLP High School with the reroute is that we want to keep kids safe – not expose them to more danger.
A reroute will unarguably expose those students to more danger. Currently, two small trains pass by twice per day at a low rate of speed.
The reroute will increase the size, speed and number of trains passing by the school. Does the mayor not realize that this increase in traffic exposes all students to many more dangerous situations each day?
I applaud the fact that no student has died from trains. So why not keep the status quo? Do we need to have kids die in order to show the real danger of the reroute? Why tempt fate with something so dangerous, costly and unnecessary?
St. Louis Park