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Danger(s) on Balmoral

Apparently being a pedestrian on Balmoral can be risky business, in more ways than one.

1) Multiple people have been mugged and assaulted walking on Balmoral just east of Broadway near the El tracks just west of Winthrop. One victim was attacked in broad daylight around 2pm. Be careful anytime you’re walking on this stretch of Balmoral – there is little foot and car traffic or businesses in this area. If you see anyone suspicious call 911.

2) Crossing the intersection at Balmoral and Broadway can be as difficult as crossing a street in the game Frogger. Cars speed along Broadway and rarely yield to pedestrians in the crosswalk as they are supposed to do. Recently at least one person was injured when he was struck by a vehicle while attempting to cross the street. The EBNA neighborhood block club is exploring possible improvements to this intersection for pedestrians, including a stop sign or light.

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