Some might see this as overkill at a relatively low traffic intersection, but it does heighten the awareness of drivers (especially those just cutting through to/from Winn Way) that this is a neighborhood with the usual assortment of ladies pushing strollers, kids, the elderly, and the infirmed.
In the Neighbors Google Group, Deanne informs us new, reflective signage warning of upcoming crosswalks will be added, including one on Winn Way.
Apparently what I thought I heard in the last neighbors meeting, about crosswalks not being able to be painted unless raised, was not correct.
Speaking of the Winn Way/Pinehurst intersection, I knew the spruces planted beside the last house north of Pinehurst would grow to be a problem, and they have. One has to pull partially out into Winn Way to see if it is clear to turn left. They've been trimmed some, but not sufficiently. Now that the City of Decatur is responsible for that part of Winn Way, perhaps something will be done about it.
Now, if the City of Decatur could just get on with painting a crosswalk on the east side of the College/Candler intersection, so those parking on W. Howard or N. Candler and walking over to Trackside don't have to risk their lives crossing a busy thoroughfare (even when one has the light, one has to watch out for those turning left onto College from N. Candler, many of whom aren't even lookng for pedestrians and can barely see them at night), or walk parallel to the tracks (risking traffic turning left onto N. Cancler from College), across College on the West side of the intersection, then back across College on the south side of the intersection.