I think everyone would agree that public safety is important. This stretch of Main Street from New York to Murdock is scheduled to be redone soon. Current plans involve widening the street by two feet, maintaining parking on both sides. In other words, this stretch will allow cars to drive even faster while doing nothing to improve public safety, possibly making it worse.
Currently cars treat this stretch like a four lane road, passing turning cars on the right, weaving through parked cars on both sides. The one cross walk at Custer, because of the school, is routinely ignored, and a child was hit by a car at that corner 15 months ago. And then there is this intersection at Nevada and Main. Nevada is everyone's favorite East-West "cut through" street from Hazel to Jackson because there are no stop lights. Cars turning left or right on Main and Nevada, or racing across Main St. to beat oncoming traffic, is the number one cause of car accidents at this intersection. Furthermore, since Nevada is half way between the lights at New York and Murdock, it is the peak point of acceleration for the North-South traffic.
From those I've talked to along this stretch of Main St., they wish it would stop. They want the cars to slow down, they want the street to be safer to cross on foot, they want the street safer to ride a bike on.
How about a stop sign at Nevada and Main St? When the road is rebuilt, unveil a nice new four way stop, like the one at Wisconsin and New York, which has helped to control the speed and flow of traffic at that intersection and made it possible for pedestrians to cross safely.