Does N. Gloster have a safety problem?

The Tupelo Convention & Visitors Bureau and its board members are concerned about pedestrian safety on a section of North Gloster Street. Read the full story in today’s paper (click here).

The half-mile stretch north of McCullough Boulevard and south of Lakeshire Drive has drawn criticism for its congestion and perceived safety concerns.

The Tupelo CVB is involved because that stretch of road is heavily populated by hotels and thus visitors.

Board members suggested a traffic light, crosswalk, elevated pedestrian bridge or something else to improve pedestrian safety.

What do you think? Is there a safety problem for pedestrians in that area?