11/12/2012 02:31 EST | Updated 01/12/2013 05:12 EST

N.S. crosswalk controversy grows as roadside signs posted

Protest signs have popped up in a Dartmouth neighbourhood where a crosswalk battle between the community and the municipality continues.

Three crossings were removed from Waverley Road in September — one of nine such removals in the Halifax Regional Municipality.

The neighbourhood has been up in arms ever since.

At one point someone took white paint and created an unofficial crosswalk, but that's since been painted over.

Brent Penney, who lives in the Waverley Road area, said it's a busy and dangerous spot and there's too much traffic for pedestrians to manage without marked crossings.

"If they don't believe us, just come down on the Waverley Road at 8 a.m. and watch those kids cross the street," said Penney. "Man, I'm telling you I get the shivers every time I see those kids cross that road."

The protest signs have gone up at two of three crossings that were removed in September.

Penney said this situation is something everyone in the municipality should be worried about because their crosswalk could be the next one to disappear.