Friday, 19 March 2010 00:00
I refer to the article in the March 11 Manhasset Press, Page 8, regarding the new signs at the intersection of Park and Nassau Avenues in Manhasset, and note that, in my experience, the new signs have probably made the intersection less safe than before.
This is a major LIRR commuter crossing area, especially in the evening, when many commuters seek to cross both Nassau and Park Avenues, as I do daily.
While there is a new stop sign and a new sign for persons crossing on Park Avenue at this intersection applicable to westbound traffic, there are no companion stop signs at that point for eastbound traffic on either Park or Nassau Avenues.
Thus, if a person dares to try to cross Nassau or Park Avenues at this intersection, especially after dark, he/she risks being hit, as there is nothing to stop (or slow) traffic going eastbound on either street. Cars pouring out of the train station heading east rush as much in the evening as in the morning!
On the south side of Park Avenue at this intersection, there is a person crossing sign, but it is partially blocked by a parking sign, and there is no stop sign. Cars driving east on Park, usually at high speed, do not even slow for any person crossing the eastbound lane at that point.
Someone is going to get killed or seriously injured because of the absence of proper signs and/or traffic lights at this busy area.
Much more is needed to make this intersection safe, including crosswalk lines on the pavement across both Nassau and Park Avenues and additional stop signs. More likely, given the indifference to stop signs you mention, traffic lights are probably also necessary.
I hope these comments help fix this picture!
Munsey Park Resident