Tuesday, October 2, 2012

The Study is Underway!

Good news for folks following the efforts underway to calm the traffic on Stonington!  Two tubes cross the street near the bottom of the Stonington hill, midway between the two central stop signs.  Though I am no expert on the hardware, I would believe that these will give the city the opportunity to track volume of traffic by each side of the street by hour (tracking cut-through traffic), as well as speed (at a location that should capture cars at their fastest).

My one concern regarding the nature of this study would be the lack of attention to tracking compliance with the stop signs.  I will wait for results before raising this issue in a formal sense.  It certainly is possible that the tubes will be moved near the stop signs at some point during the study, or perhaps there will be stop sign calculations based on automobile speed that may help gauge compliance.  It is also possible that solutions which would be considered could cure the stop sign issue by implication.  We shall see.

Anyway, forward progress on this project is welcome, and I will share any communications from the city as I receive them.  Thank you for your support!

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