Following the blind to safer city streets



April 15, 2018 - 11:00 PM

Mike Jewell, who is legally blind, understands the importance of safe streets and sidewalks. After all, he’s been struck by a car seven times.

He also remembers the time he tripped over stairs at Allen Community College in the mid-1990s. The lights were out, which made it difficult to see the sidewalk with his then-limited sight. He complained to college officials, who apologized and rectified the situation.

Not long after that, he lobbied for a crosswalk at an intersection on the campus of Pittsburg State University after he was hit by a car there.