MCU-Isaiah urges citizens to advocate for safety of vulnerable people

To the editor:

It is good news that the Missouri Department of Transportation is bringing into Americans With Disabilities Act, or ADA, compliance a one-mile stretch of sidewalks and crosswalks along Le-may Ferry Road from Lindbergh to Buckley Road, and that Metro is willing to work to bring bus stops in this stretch into ADA compliance.

However, this is just the tip of the iceberg in unincorporated St. Louis County.

It is likely that you, like me, have encountered a person using a wheelchair in a traffic lane on Lindbergh or riding along the shoulder because no safe sidewalk was available.

We of Metropolitan Congregations United-Isaiah, a faith-based organization in South and Southwest St. Louis County, encourage you to advocate for the safety of vulnerable people — those with disabilities, senior citizens and students — who are forced to mingle with traffic to access the numerous services and businesses along our busy roads.

Let your county councilman, your state representative or your state senator know of your concern and desire to make our south county neighborhoods accessible and safe for everyone.

Mary Chubb

MCU-Isaiah chair

Sunset Hills