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April 8, 2014

In Our Opinion: Cheers and Jeers

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The light will remain a green-yellow-red signal part of the day, switching to a blinking light in less-busy times.

The light became an issue when the city decided a guy wire securing the signal needed to be moved because it was attached to a dead tree, which could topple. The city conducted a trial with all-way stop signs at that intersection and at the nearby turn-off from Center Street to Central Avenue, a one-way street. However, police said, the trial left a few motorists confused about who has the right of way.

We feel the city’s decision to change the signal depending on the time of day will confuse motorists even more. The 24-hour all-way stops seemed to move traffic more quickly through the intersection than the new signal. But if we must change it, we’d rather see the green-yellow-red signal be maintained at all hours than see it switch depending on the hour. 

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