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Dear PoPville – Why so many Crossing Guards?

by Prince Of Petworth May 11, 2012 at 12:30 pm 24 Comments

Dear PoPville,

As I was driving to work this morning, I couldn’t help but notice the abundance of crossing guards at 14 and W in NW around 8:30. I’m assuming it has something to do with the construction of the new building there, but is it really necessary to have THIS many crossing guards? I could only fit seven of them in my inconspicuous photo, but there were at least four more out of frame. They were taking turns standing in the crosswalks to hold up the stop signs for cars – which would be understandable if they weren’t just following the traffic light signals. It seemed kind of pointless. I guess I could justify having four of them out there, but 11 of them seems like a huge waste of tax dollars. Any idea what this is all about? (My apologize for a very dirty windshield!)

DDOT says they are training new crossing guards. Dang, I shoulda made this a caption contest!

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